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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:

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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 with the dog

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 with the dog

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 in 2015. […]


Today is National Love Your Pet Day – February 20th

One thing I love about Americans is their holidays – or special days to commemorate. Someone, somewhere (or should I say some organization, somewhere) in the States is proclaiming a special day or month of awareness almost constantly, and frankly that’s fun (and good for editorial content). Guess what? Pets make the list too. In […]

Red Ruff Inn Special (Couldn’t Resist)

There’s only a few weeks left but with Family Day in Ontario coming up, I think I might take advantage of Red Roof Inn’s great deal for pet owners. Usually, hotels/motels that are pet friendly charge extra to have the pooches in tow. Not so at the always pet-friendly Red Roof: until the end of […]