Tag Archives: dog travel

dog skijoring is available at Arrowhead Provincial Park

Travel: Skijoring with the dog? Yes! At Arrowhead Provincial Park, Ontario

Who knew winter would be so popular in Ontario’s cottage country? The people at Arrowhead Provincial Park near Huntsville, Ontario did. In fact, opened in 2018 is the new Visitor’s Centre, with floor-to-ceiling fireplace and inside the ‘warm up’ area, designed to efficiently rent skates, cross-country skis (skate or classic style) and snowshoes to thousands […]

Travel Rockton, ON: Westfield Heritage Village … bring the dog (and a snack)

Picture a clear fall day with leaves changing colour, 18th and 19th century buildings lining a winding pathway and my little black dog, Victor, racing circles around it all. We’re at Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario (about an hour west of Toronto) engaging with some living history… and getting our run on. The quaint […]

Travel Asheville, NC: Books, Wine and Dogs… what could go wrong? (Day 3)

Wine, books and pets … these are a few of my favourite things. Basically, they are my favourite things and all three come together at Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar in Asheville, North Carolina. Books and champagne, in glasses with dog silhouettes on them. And dogs (on leashes, of course) wandering through four […]

dog on chair at cottage

Letting Loose: Dog Days of Summer (almost) at Woodhaven Country Lodge

Weekend with the dogs. Best idea ever. Only thing is, I don’t have a cottage. So, I’m renting at Woodhaven Country Lodge in Ontario, Canada. The minute I arrive, owner Michael walks me through the door and says, “Don’t worry about them jumping on the couch and bed,” pointing to my dogs. “I don’t care […]

Travel San Diego: Check out the dogs at the zoo. That’s right. Dogs.

However, you can still see dogs at the zoo. Currently, two live there – with cheetahs. Yes, cheetahs.

dog along river near dog-friendly Fort Wellington, Prescott, Ontario

Park Quest #7: Fort Wellington National Historic Site Prescott, Ontario

That’s why Victor loved Fort Wellington National Historic Site in Prescott, Ontario, Canada.
I’m not saying Fort Wellington stinks, just the opposite: it’s an ideal stretch and learn stop along the Toronto to Ottawa journey, about 10 minutes from the TransCanada highway.

Get Out with the Dog: K9 Sport Sack, The Canadian Pet Expo & Problem Solving Success

Necessity is the mother of innovation … or something like that. In other words, so many entrepreneurial endeavours are born out of a need to solve a personal problem.

And K9 Sport Sack – the backpack for your dog – is no exception.

dog swimming www.dogtrotting.net

Great Dog-friendly Travel Value Today Only on dogtrotting.net

Great dog-travel opportunity … Today only! “If I can’t take my dog, I’m not going,” someone said to me recently, and I thought, “Me, too,” which is the reason my dog Victor and I recently went on a dog-friendly Michigan Cider Mill tour. (More about that soon). Clearly, we were talking about travelling, but the […]

Dog on Huntsville Ghost Walk

Travel Huntsville, AL: Doggin’ the Paranormal on the Huntsville Ghost Walk

Victor, my terrier cross, is frantically turning circles while digging the grass. We’re standing in front of the Howard Weeden House built in 1819, allegedly the most haunted building in Huntsville, Alabama. Victor’s intense and determined, pawing on the ground like there’s mice beneath the soil surface.

dog at Stouffville's Mutt Masquerade 2017 dogtrotting.net

End of summer dog adventure blow out Part II: Mutt Masquerade, Stouffville, ON

Then I do what I’ve done before looking for a place in a strange city to let my crazy terrier Victor run free after a long drive: I pull up beside someone walking a dog. Actually, the only person I can find walking a dog. I guess everyone is at the dog park.

I found the Stouffville leash-free park at the end of a dead-end street behind the Walmart plaza, just where he said it would be – only today the road to the dog park is lined with cars. Many cars.