sitting Irish Setter dog with text: dog friendly KOA Holiday Sault St. Marie, Ontario

Yes, there are KOA Holiday Campground everywhere (especially in the US) and yes, I’ve already explored Sault Ste. Marie with my pup (see here) and stayed at the Hilton Hotel along the waterfront (no complaints there). But the KOA had dog stuff – lots of dog stuff for a campground that isn’t specifically for dog people

tulips and small pic of black and white dog with text: colourful virtual dog walking during tulip festival in Ottawa, Ontario

Like so many, our travel plans have changed. In a parallel universe, my dog Victor and I are in Ottawa, Canada stretching our paws past thousands and thousands of tulips blooming annually as part of Canada’s Capital City’s Tulip Festival. Instead, we’ll have to enjoy the acres of blooming bulbs online at http://www.tulipfestival.ca catching glimpses […]

Orange Golf at Canadian International Auto Show 2020 with text: Shopping for Fido at the Canadian Internationl Auto Show

True, 2020 should have been the year I bought a new car, but that honour goes to 2019 when my faithful KIA Soul finally packed it in after 320,000 km of dog-friendly car trips across North America Likely, not a lot of people are looking at new cars right now (though financing is great), but […]

custom socks from PrintsField with dogs and cats on them

Need a great pet parent or dog lovers’ gift? Sock it. Even for yourself, or especially for yourself. (Get 20% off – see below). The eve of 2020, I made a weird New Year’s Resolution – no, it wasn’t to stay home for weeks with my dog and two cats but here we are. My […]

black dog in grass surrounded by hearts

The pet industry is huge, growing and almost exclusively focused on solving problems – the root of innovative ideas. Yet, unlike tech, it’s not given it’s innovative due. Sure, there’s plenty of pet tech (check out SuperZoo 2018), but sometimes a simple adjustment to an existing product is all that’s needed. Add a handle, an […]

SuperZoo 2016 Pet Expo Las Vegas dogtrotting.net

My best celebrity encounter story? The time I meet (twice) my favourite character from Modern Family: Beatrice, who plays Jay Pritchett’s (Ed O’Neill) French Bulldog Stella. Yes Stella! Sadly, Beatrice died mid-March 2020, days after the popular 11-year-old sitcom wrapped up its final episode. Cast members expressed condolences on social media. No surprise, the furry […]

dog on dock by lake with text: glamping with your Pup! Ontario Provincal Parks now permit dogs in roofed accommodations

After years of inquiring (and yes, some complaining), dogs can finally stay in yurts and cabins at Ontario Provincial Parks. No fooling, as of April 1, 2020 select ‘glamping’ accommodations are available to our canine companions – as soon as the parks re-open, of course.

white dog with Hear Doggy dog toy

Being at home with the pets is a fabulous benefit those who work from home know. Now, more of us know it, including myself who’s been monitoring online classes while my two cats lobby for my attention and my dog and adventurous travel companion Victor – diagnosed with dementia – walks around, and around and […]

grey dog chewing

Spring 2020 will go down in history as the year of social isolation, and we’ll likely remember our collective reactions differently (or maybe nostalgically, if this all works out). But for now, I’m relishing the time spent at home with my dog, Victor, and two cats, Sally and Daisy. Why not take this time to […]

beautiful black terrier dog with stuffed pink bone dog toy

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 – […]