Category dog information

Welcome Daisy and Win! We’ve Adopted a cat and my dog’s thrilled (sort of)

        Welcome Daisy, our newest member of the dogtrotting.net family! It’s official, we are a two-cat home. After losing my beloved Kaitlynn 18 months ago, the feline absence was too great. Besides, I didn’t want Victor to get used to not having a kitty buddy around. So I adopted Sally, a special […]

Happy Halloween & treats for dog trick o’ treaters. What fun!

Happy Halloween! This year Victor’s enjoying his own bag of holiday inspired Boo Bars treats from Blue Buffalo we picked up at Ren’s Pet Depot. Then he’s handing out treat packs to doggie friends who arrive at the door with costumed kids. The kids in costume, however, he’s still not understanding. And don’t get me started […]

There’s no debate: Should I keep Sally the cat? Vote now.

Happy National Cat Day! (Oct. 29) Yes, this is dog blog, but my 12-year-old terrier-cross Victor is dealing with a new presence in his life: Sally, a one-year-old black foster kitten rescued from a hoarding situation by the Welland, Ontario Humane Society and handed over to my Vet. The clinic I go to runs a […]

How to Deal with Pet Loss. Or why we are in the SPCA Walk-a-Thon.

I’ve been reading advice from other pet parents about how to deal with such loss – one not always understood by those outside the ‘pet enthusiast’ community. Most pet parents have dealt with this issue at some time, so (unfortunately) I’m in good company.

I’m no grief expert, but here are some ways I’m attempting to deal with pet loss. Maybe some might work for you too.

dog playing with Tuggo toy

Dog Stuff: What’s Tuggo? (Hint: it’s not a bowling ball)

Like many innovative products, Tuggo dog toy evolved from a happy accident – specifically a stray bowling ball in inventor Adam Harrington’s backyard.

Car Travel with Dogs: 7 Tips for Making it Easy

I have been carting my dog Victor – an 11- year-old poodle/schnauzer cross – around since I got him three years ago, and I’ve been figuring it out as I go. I own a Kia Soul (bought before I got Victor) that turned out to be a great dog car because putting the back seat down allows for a lot of doggie space and an hatchback makes in and out easy. So, Victor and I hit the road a lot. Here’s what I’ve learned:

dog and santa clause from www.dogtrotting.net

Happy Dog Traveling Holidays!

Happy Holidays from Victor and friends at dogtrotting! Hope your New Year is filled with dog adventure, hikes, urban strolls, pet festivals and all things furry and happy.

How to Combine Holiday Shopping and Pet Rescue? Shop at Fundraisers.

I’ve decided to do all my holiday shopping at pet rescue fundraisers this year. The idea came to me after a long table of raffle and silent auction items greeted me through the door at a Hamilton Greyhound rescue event recently. Silent auction is a particular vice of mine, combining two of my obsessions: shopping and […]

The 1000 Island Houseboat Adventure Dream

Kurgo, a supplier of outdoor and active gear for dogs, is sponsoring a contest: Live Your Kurgo Adventure! I’ve entered and would love it if you click on the following link and ‘like’ my idea: Cross-Canada Houseboat Adventure. Here’s my plan … so watch for a blog entry (or more) about this adventure this summer: […]

Toronto: Outdoor Adventure … in a pool

Doggie paddling is the only way I can swim, and not for very long. (Yes, I took many lessons as a kid and no go. Swimming is simply not in my wheelhouse of skills). But this is not the doggie paddling Preston Ciere was talking about at the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show mid-February of this […]