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Victor in the snow dogtrotting.net

Travel Burlington, ON: Pawing around the Festival of Lights

Tonight we’re pawing around Spencer Smith Park in Burlington, Ontario along Lake Ontario amid the Festival of Lights show. We’ve squeaked in to see it because this annual event runs until January 9, 2017 but started December 2, 2016. It’s freezing cold night. No falling snow but a biting wind blowing from the lake. I’m […]

Victor with Santa Christmas photo www.dogtrotting.net

Photos with Santa … for good causes. Forget cards. Support pet rescues!

Instead of printing and mailing cards this year, I schlepped my terrier-cross Victor to pet rescue Holiday Pictures fundraisers and got his photo taken with Santa.

Was he thrilled? You be the judge. Take a look:

dog elora trails

Dog-friendly Elora, Ontario: Easy Dog Trails, Arty Vibe, and Fur Friendly B&B

For me, the Elora Gorge will always be about picnicking and hiking – walking actually – with dogs. From May to October, it’s an easy scenic three-kilometre walk along clearly groomed paths, and stairs with railings that overlook a 22-metre drop in places with a clear view of waterfalls. Bring a camera.

Purina PawsWay

Travel Toronto, Ontario: Purina PawsWay, the city’s best pet play and learn pet emporium

PawsWay, in Toronto, Ontario, will have you tearing up reading the tributes to brave and intuitive hero animals whose photos hang in its Purina Animal Hall of Fame, one of several things to see here. Or it did me, the first time I visited Purina PawsWay – a unique amalgamation:  part hall of fame, part […]

Edie the canine ambassador at Fairmont Pittsburgh

Travel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Meet the Canine Ambassador at the Fairmont

Canine ambassadors are part of many Fairmont Hotel locations throughout North America where the lobbies are calm enough to accommodate a tail-wagging guest greeter. What a fabulous idea, especially because most North American Fairmont properties are pet-friendly.

Great Canadian 1000 Island Houseboat Dog Adventure – Final Day: We actually make it back

If you want to experience your own Great Canadian Houseboat Adventure in the 1000 Islands, here’s some advice.

One the dock during the 1000 Island Houseboat Adventure

Great Canadian 1000 Islands Houseboat Dog Adventure – Day 4: Maybe I’m getting heat stroke

Georgina Island is the most beautiful yet, though the sounds from the overhead highway and busy waterway nearby interfere with the serenity. It also has the longest, moderately challenging trails, which we don’t get to fully experience thanks to intermittent rain.

Victor is "ready captain" complete with lifejacket

Great Canadian 1000 Islands Houseboat Dog Adventure – Day 3: There Goes the Deposit

Today, we get really adventurous (for us) and decide to navigate our way to Rockport, Ontario (one of the few gas stations we can get the houseboat into) then south pasted the American/Canadian border and onto Heart Island, home of Boldt Castle.

Sasha being a dog in the 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada

Great Canadian 1000 Islands Houseboat Dog Adventure – Day 2: The Storm

On the second night of our Great Canadian Houseboat Adventure through the 1000 Islands with the dogs, I have a restless sleep thanks to incredibly high swells tossing the boat in a fit of rage. A huge storm is tearing through the area and – thanks to the advice of Park Warden Tim – we spend most of the day (and night) at the Camelot Island dock because we secured a spot early on a busy day and don’t move.

Looking out the window, I see nothing but vast surging waves and a shoreline far in the distance. That’s when the panic starts. “We’re in the middle of the river with no running lights on,” I yell.

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Best Ontario Dog Days of Summer Events – Here’s the List!

Looking forward to summer with the pooch? There’s enough dog-friendly festivals around that you don’t have to leave him at home. Mark your calendar! Here is the 2015 list of dog-related events and festivals coming up in Ontario and other parts of Canada. This list is updated regularly as the Events Page of http://www.dogtrotting.net, so […]