Category dog-friendly travel destination

Best Travel Yet: Isolating at Home = Quality Time with the Dog (and Cats)

What a difference a week makes – we’ve been hearing that a lot. A week ago, I was going to work and scheduling posts about great places I’ve been to recently with my favourite side-kick, a clever little Cocker-cross named Victor. Our travels have slowed significantly since he was diagnosed with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction – […]

cocker spaniel in tux waiting to meet Dr. Pol

Travel NYC: Meet Dr. Pol at Westminster 2020

“This is Elvis,” proud pet mama tells me showing off her dapper tuxedo-clad Cocker Spaniel. “He’s dressed up to meet Dr. Pol.” Elvis might be the one of the few dressed up at the Westminster Dog Show weekend event, but he’s not the only dog here who wants to meet Dr. Pol and have a […]

144th Westminster Dog Show 2020 Best in Show Winner is …

And the winner is…. The 144th Westminster Dog Show 2020 Best in Show Winner is SIBA the Standard Poodle! Reserve Champion is the Whippet named Bourbon. Again, this year dogtrotting.net experienced Westminster fever. Not because dog breeding is a hobby or interest, but because dogs, dogs and more dogs gathering in any singular location is […]

dog inside inside dog-friendly brew pub in waterloo ontario

Travel Kitchener, ON: Innocente Dog-friendly Brewery. Cheers.

Five years ago, Innocente Brewing Company opened its doors in Waterloo, Ontario. Two months ago, my dog Victor walked through those doors. Innocente Brewing Company is pet-friendly (presumably dogs, but maybe someone’s brought a cat). We’re in Waterloo, Ontario – the city next to Kitchener and near Blackberry home base Cambridge. In fact, I drive […]

Peekineese dog at The Michigan Winter Dog Classic dog show

Dog Friendly Michigan: My Mutt travels to The Michigan Winter Dog Classic 2020 in Novi

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. Where can […]

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 to 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.