Category dog-friendly travel destination

Dog at Rockton World's Fair 2017 dogtrotting.net

Travel Rockton ON: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Fair (with my dog).

Now Pavlo Pottery is selling limited-edition pottery mugs for $30 each … and Saturday, October 10, 2017, I gleefully selected from the first round of NSD mugs fresh out of the kiln – mine’s number 11.

dog at Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario

Park Quest #6: Victor does the Rideau Canal, Ottawa during Canada 150

Canal locks and dogs, who knew? Victor, my adventurous terrier, is running along the cement walkway above Ottawa’s historic Rideau Canal as if he has somewhere to be. Victor’s looking particularly dapper in his handmade cowboy-themed collar and bowtie. Keeping him cute gets us off-leash forgiveness and today even positive attention can’t deter his focus. […]

Dog with Messy Mutts travel water bottle at Word on the Street

Travel Toronto: Mutts Getting Messy (or thirsty) during Word on the Street 2017

Trying to get Victor to drink while we travel, heading out for day trips, festivals and even dog parks in the summer is a challenge. He’ll drink a bit from a bowl, if I fill it to the top. But he only drinks a bit. Then I dump water over the pavement because we have to move on.

dog wearing EzyDog chest harness

Travel Pennsylvania: Harnessed in & Ready to Wigglebutt at Knoebels

I rarely if ever anchor Victor in the car. That’s right: no crate, harness or seat belt. He’s remarkably good on road trips, preferring the back seat and rarely moving around. Windows don’t tempt him. But rural Elysburg is about a six-hour drive from my home and we’re powering down there

Dog on big Muskoka chair at Huntington Beach South Carolina

Travel Myrtle Beach, SC: Taking the dog? Here’s what you need to know (and more)

“This is the best layover ever,” says the Spirit Airlines flight attendant petting my dog at The Sheraton Hotel in Myrtle Beach during BlogPaws, an annual pet bloggers conference. The hotel is crawling with furry friends; the Spirit employees staying here don’t seem to mind. One tells me he used to be a dog groomer. […]

Muddy Paws dog and wine festival

Vineland, ON: Get Your Paws Muddy for a Cause … and Wine

  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an appearance at Muddy Paws winery festival for dogs. Ok, no he didn’t. But his dog cookie likeness did, June 8 and 9, 2017. Trudeau’s image in the shape of an all-natural wheat-free treat is the latest from Spoil the Dog Bakery based in St. Jacobs, Ontario. It looks […]

Travel Laval, QC: Canoe, not kayak, with the dog at Parc de la Riviere-des-Mille-Iles

Lake kayaking is a lot like taking a light shower in sewage … and equally enjoyable. For the second time in my life, I tried kayaking – this time at Parc de la Riviere-des-Mille-Iles in Laval, Quebec, about 20 minutes outside of Montreal. The good news is sitting in a small plastic boat almost level […]

Dog-friendly Starlite Drive-in at Dusk

One dog, one drive-in and one night of kick ass Wonder Woman.

I’ll go almost anywhere if I can bring my dog, and sometimes try my luck at a place I can’t. But when a reader emails me with a dog-friendly suggestion, I have to follow up. Plus, I really wanted to see the film Wonder Woman before spoilers, well, spoiled it. That’s how I ended up […]

Southwold Earthworks Historic Site

Park Quest #5: Southwold Earthworks Historic Site (and dog run?)

Southwold Earthworks near St. Thomas, Ontario, is a strange serene off-the-beaten path locale you’ll likely have all to yourself if you can find it. Completely enclosed by a fence, it’s also an ideal dog park. But don’t tell Parks Canada I said that. Southwold Earthworks is a free Parks Canada National Historic Site located along […]

dog shopping at Bridge Street Town Center, Huntsville, Alabama

Travel Huntsville, AL: Where can I shop with my dog? (Part II)

To say the Bridge Street Town Center in Huntsville, Alabama is dog friendly shortchanges the dog his bone. Not only does the property welcome pups, they encourage them with festivals throughout the year including Dog Fest on May 5, 2017. Clean and pristine, this sculpted open-air shopping emporium hints of Las Vegas. No slot machines, of […]