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  1. […] next stops on our dog-friendly road trip to the Canadian East coast and back are two dog-friendly National Parks Historic Sites that rival […]

  2. […] At the Queen’s Inn, we stayed in a dog-friendly room on the third floor – there are 32 rooms in total – near the end of the hallway, which was idea because less floor traffic meant less reaction from my young pup. There’s a small fridge in the room, which is handy. However, running up and down three flights for early morning and late-night pee breaks was less convenient than when we stayed in Grand Bend (see here). […]

  3. […] in fact, it is about the same distance from Toronto as it is Niagara-on-the-Lake. Check out other dog-friendly Niagara wineries on here, thanks to an afternoon I spent exploring several with my previous […]

  4. […] the metalwork is balanced by smooth abstract Zimbabwean stone sculptures by Chaka Chikodzi and other metal works by Mark Birksted that resemble tangled scribbles of metal […]

  5. […] if you don’t stop in Digby but head to the highway north to Halifax or south to Yarmouth you’re missing out. You’re missing out, first, on a chance to run the dog after being cooped up […]

  6. Elizabeth Olson · · Reply

    Great blog! Keep cool, both of you!

  7. […] you can get off the (dog-friendly) ferry and drive straight through. Or you can stay in Yarmouth for a day or more, especially if you have […]

  8. […] Rodd is a family name, and all hotel properties are family-owned and dog friendly: Rodd Charlottetown, Rodd Royalty, Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort, and Rodd Brudenell River in PEI; and Rodd Miramichi River and Rodd Moncton in New Brunswick. The Rodd Grand Yarmouth is the only Rodd property in Nova Scotia, and it is minutes from the waterfront ferry dock if you’re coming from or going to Bar Harbour, Maine via Bay Ferries Limited. (Check out our BFL experience from Saint John to Digby here). […]

  9. […] landed in Digby, thanks to the BLF from Saint John, New Brunswick. (Check out dog-friendly Saint John experience). It was the easiest leg of our dog-friendly Ontario to Nova Scotia summer road trip – pull the […]

  10. […] Travel Trend 2022: Pet Tourism and Dog-friendly like the Homewood Suites by Hilton […]

  11. […] the animal shelter in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Normally, the event is a walk around Hamilton Bay (we go every year); this year the event was confined to the space in the dog […]

  12. […] dog Victoria had her best day ever on Sunday: We started at the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA annual Wiggle Waggle Walkathon event at the leash-free zone beside the animal shelter in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Normally, the event […]

  13. […] Victoria liked the fact her bathroom was right outside the door. Mine was in the train station: The back room of the station is modified with bathroom and shower, open all evening for caboose […]

  14. […] to other provincial parks run by Ontario Parks, Port Burwell has campsites – 232 in total, 123 with electricity. Also, if big boy-scout jamboree […]

  15. […] Otherwise, a day at Pawlooza was mostly shopping. Don’t get me wrong, I love shopping. But Victor doesn’t. (UPDATE: My dog did, however, have a much better time the next year – see here) […]

  16. […] here. Wax is good for not-so-cold days when street salt is the primary concern. But tonight it’s cold enough for booties, which I still can’t find in the right size to stretch over his paddle-like paws. (Sorry, […]

  17. […] tried every no-pull harness on the market – the North American market. Thanks to advice from online Sprocker groups, I ordered this harness […]

  18. […] many towns across Southern Ontario (check out our train experiences in Smiths Falls), St. Thomas was established during the heyday of rail travel across the county, and claims status […]

  19. […] Therefore, my pup must remain tethered at Apple Hill, and despite a half hour run dodging six (yes, six) Greyhounds at the Waterford off-leash dog park, my crazy puppy was still full of zeal and pull. Yet, we managed to get a few good photos. If you haven’t visited Norfolk County with your pup, check out what you’re missing here. […]

  20. […] previously discovered Waterford, Ontario (check it out), and the town’s off-leash dog park near the arena – and we stopped there again to allow my […]

  21. This is SO important. I have always socialized my dogs a lot, especially as puppies. I think it really does help with their temperament and being able to do well with both other people and dogs. I’ve never had any issues either, but some of my friends dogs are a little more high strung and they never got the same socializing experience as my dogs seemed to have. I can’t stress how important it is to acclimate your dog with others. I also had always just assumed of doggy daycare as a way to have your pets looked after but haven’t considered it from the socializing aspect. Thanks for sharing, definitely going to pass this article on!

    1. Thanks so much. Yes, I’ve found socialization has made a big difference for my puppy (now almost 2!) especially if I’m going to travel with her, take her to new places, and meet new people. She’s become quite the charmer.

  22. […] (20 Ava Road, Branford). I’ve taken my previous dog here, but during the winter to see the trees decked out for holiday cheer. (Check it out). Exploring the 16-acre grounds in warmer weather has been on my list for a while. Finding this […]

  23. […] reserving is the third most used search filter for Hilton lodges. And dogtrotting.web stated pet tourism is 2022’s journey […]

  24. […] booking is the third most used search filter for Hilton hotels. And said pet tourism is 2022’s travel […]

  25. […] Buchung ist der am dritthäufigsten verwendete Suchfilter für Hilton Hotels. Und besagter Haustiertourismus ist der Reisetrend […]

  26. […] the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City was one of my favorite annual traditions – in fact, flying to NYC for the […]

  27. Sandy Weinstein · · Reply

    i wish we had more dog events in my area. you seem to have a lot.

  28. […] Dog (and pet) Events 2022/23 CANADA […]

  29. […] is where you need to be at one of the seated tables or Muskoka chair circles (also popular at Ridge Road Winery), dining with your dog in the grass at your […]

  30. […] Once a smaller outlet on 13th Street, the winery moved in 2008 to a larger property on Seventh Street adjacent to acres of vineyards. The winery itself is huge, but it’s upped the ante on the winery experience, at least in the Niagara, Ontario region: […]

  31. […] canals and through the market in Ottawa with my previous dog Victor and more recently checked out Ottawa parks with my current dog, Victoria (yes, she’s named in his honour). I’ve visited the Hamilton waterfront for dog events and, […]

  32. […] instance, I’ve walked along the canals and through the market in Ottawa with my previous dog Victor and more recently checked out Ottawa parks with my current dog, […]

  33. […] winery is further away from the traditional Niagara wine region – in fact, it is about the same distance from Toronto as it is Niagara-on-the-Lake. Check out […]

  34. Sandy Weinstein · · Reply

    i have always wanted to go to one of the big pet expos. I did when I lived in Va., but they don’t have any close to me now that I am in NC.

    1. It’s true, most of the expos – especially the big ones – happen in major cities. Because I can, I’ve travelled to check out a few cities just because a pet expo was going on … and made a weekend out of it.

  35. […] and run by the Grand River Conservation Authority. My pup loved visiting the marshy trails at Presquile Provincial Park, so Luther Marsh is on the list for our next outing. Maybe we’ll discover more Grand Valley Quail […]

  36. […] previous dog tried it out in the Kingston Sheepdog trials and my current dog was game to give it a whirl at the Canadian Pet Expo. She’s a natural, and […]

  37. […] One other item for summer I want to mention is a great recipe for homemade frozen dog treats from […]

  38. Sandy Weinstein · · Reply

    nice, sounds like a great trip. i am not a fan of dog parks, never know if all of the dogs are vaccinated or carry any diseases.

    1. I’d lose my mind without dog parks – my dog is so high energy. What I loved about Stratford is they have three different sections connected by gates. So if you’re not sure about the dogs in one side, you can move to another.

  39. Sandy Weinstein · · Reply

    even though they stores say they are dog friendly, many are not. a recent incident at a Lowes, where 2 dogs got into a fight, caused some problems about customers being able to bring in dogs. many people wanted the store to stop the policy, but i dont think Lowes did anything. i

    1. I depends on a case by case basis, I guess. I usually do the opposite – take my dog in and wait to see if anyone says anything.

  40. […] When travelling, I’ve often had to stop and give the pup a scrub before heading back to hotel, especially if we’ve been to the park. The Pet Valu at 1550 Upper James in Hamilton has a well-stocked do-it-yourself bath and drying station for only $10 per dog. They’re also an avid rescue supporter – check out one fundraiser experience here. […]

  41. […] In our experience, the Toronto outlet vs Niagara outlet are equal in dog-friendly status. Check out other Outlet Malls Shopping with the dog experiences here. […]

  42. […] where we visit – and along the way on every road trip, What’s the first best, you ask? Still Fergus Forest Dog Park in Kemptville, Ontario we found on a trip to Ottawa. But my dog Victoria is having a great time […]

  43. […] the agenda this Easter 2022 weekend – The Canadian Pet Expo at the International Centre near the Toronto airport in Ontario, Canada. I’ve been marking what […]

  44. […] hotel is 3km from Confederation Park, also a popular area for a leash walking along the shores of Lake Ontario. The closest leash-free […]

  45. […] from above. But you will pay for parking near the observation deck. However, across the street, the Punch Bowl Market and Bakery (open April to Christmas) is awesome. Yes, more Hamilton baked […]

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