Southwold Earthworks Historic Site

Southwold Earthworks near St. Thomas, Ontario, is a strange serene off-the-beaten path locale you’ll likely have all to yourself if you can find it. Completely enclosed by a fence, it’s also an ideal dog park. But don’t tell Parks Canada I said that. Southwold Earthworks is a free Parks Canada National Historic Site located along […]

dog shopping at Bridge Street Town Center, Huntsville, Alabama

To say the Bridge Street Town Center in Huntsville, Alabama is dog friendly shortchanges the dog his bone. Not only does the property welcome pups, they encourage them with festivals throughout the year including Dog Fest on May 5, 2017. Clean and pristine, this sculpted open-air shopping emporium hints of Las Vegas. No slot machines, of […]

Dog by Big Spring Huntsville Alabama

Downtown Huntsville is remarkably walkable therefore easy to explore with the dog. Just be ready to stop a lot. “Can I pet your dog?” a young boy says as we’re walking through Big Spring Park – it’s a small but perfectly landscaped urban oasis surrounding a tiny natural spring and stream filled with koi and exotic […]

dog with fjallraven jacket

At first, I doubted the durability of my new Fjällräven jacket – until I had to dive into prickly brambles after my crazy terrier Victor. He veered off the hard-packed trails at Point Pelee National Park in search of something stinky to roll in. (Check out ‘why does my dog roll in that?’) He does that, […]

Southernmost at Point Pelee National Park Canada

May is birdwatching month at Point Pelee National Park in Leamington, Ontario. Birders flock (yes, I said it) to this mostly marshland conservation area and I’m here with my dog Victor days before the ornithology season starts. Yet there are binocular-carrying bird-enthusiasts here already. I’m not interested in spotting rare species, but I do love […]

Dog Victor Celebrating Earth Day at the dog spa

My dog Victor and I celebrated Earth Day 2017 at the spa … the dog spa. It’s not exactly the traditional way to save Earth – admittedly, we did little for the planet. But we did help save some dogs and cats. April 22, 2017 was Dog Wash day at Pet Value at 1550 Upper […]

Ok, this isn’t a real dog, and this place isn’t dog friendly. But when I was there, this Lego dog sculpture was the most hugged and photographed at The Legoland® Discovery Centre in Vaughan, Ontario (inside the Vaughan Mills Outlet Mall) near Toronto. This one’s for the kids, though the only Canadian Legoland has an […]

cute dog with rabbit ears at Spring Canadian Pet Expo 2017

Never mind mousetraps, build the better kitty litter and they will come. Apparently, that’s the prevailing view at public pet shows including the Spring Canadian Pet Expo 2017 on this weekend (April 13, 14 and 15) at the International Centre in Toronto, Canada. ‘Robot’ cat litter boxes, litter made from anything and everything absorbent such […]

Canadian Pet Expo - pug www.dogtrotting.net

Some people are heading to church next Easter weekend. Others will be glad Friday is a holiday. I’m thrilled the Spring Canadian Pet Expo is back at the International Centre, near the Toronto airport in Ontario, Canada. The 2017 event promises to be the biggest yet with more than 300 vendors (really, the focus of […]

Victor likes crickets.  It surprised me too. First, I should tell you my terrier Victor is a picky eater and usually doesn’t like crunchy treats. But he willingly lapped up Wilder & Harrier’s baked heart-shaped training treats – both flavours: banana peanut butter (slightly preferred) and cranberry apple. Second, I should tell you Wilder & […]