Category dog-friendly travel destination

Peekineese dog at The Michigan Winter Dog Classic dog show

Travel Novi, MI: My Mutt goes to The Michigan Winter Dog Classic 2020

Duck herding … it’s a thing. That’s one of the surprises at The Michigan Winter Dog Classic 2020 in Novi, Michigan. This four-day annual dog show attracts 160 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, along with the local Oakland County Kennel Club and the Livonia Kennel Club, to the Suburban Collection Showplace. Spectators are […]

black dog with leg brace from PawsAbility

Happy New Year: Testing Our Dog Leg Brace at the Festival of Lights, Burlington, ON

Welcome to the Burlington, Ontario annual Festival of Lights Show in Spencer Smith Park along Burlington Bay. It’s been one year since my cocker-cross dog, Victor, was fitted for a back-leg brace. The first place we tested it was along the shores of cold reflective water illuminated by coloured bulbs assembled into various shapes: trains, […]

This Little Doggie Meets Santa – Happy Holidays Pet Pics (with earthbath wipes)

Happy Holidays! I’m so relieved my aging little mutt Victor is here celebrating with me this year (and hopefully next year too). I schlepped him out to five – yes, five – ‘Pet Photos with Santa (and others)’ days benefiting various animal rescues I support all year. Special thanks to earthbath for sending us eye, […]

cute fluffy beige dog at My Dog's Cafe

Update: Holiday Online Auction for Monkey Dog Rescue – Don’t Shop, Bid!

Check out Monkey Dog Rescue online holiday auction. Bid on great stuff and save dogs too. Don’t shop. Bid!

Travel MI: Dog-friendly Michigan Malls and Go Boldly Harness review

Michigan, mutts and more. This fall, my dog and I spent a weekend filling shopping bags in the Rochester Hills region.

cute black dog with pumpkin

Happy Halloween Lil’ Doggie

Where can you find a dog-friendly restaurant? Bring Your Dog Cafe is one of three in the city that have carefully sealed the food prep area from dog access granting them permits to operate. (Check out another here). Cafe, restaurants and bakeries first, they’re dog playgrounds second and occasionally locations for pet rescue fundraising efforts, thanks to local photographers.

dog on table in front of barn filled with antique farm equipment

Travel Jarvis, ON: Dog-friendly Harvest Festival & All the Tractors You Can Sniff

Dog festivals are everywhere – and so are festivals allowing dogs. Dogtrotting.net has been compiling an expanding list of dog events across Canada (and now the U.S.) and that list is expanding yearly to include neighbourhood and regional events filling fields and street parking lots (check out Liberty Village in Toronto here) like pop-up shops […]