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dog at Kitchener Christmas Market

Travel Kitchener, ON: Christkindl Market … with the dog

Please someone add yet another Christmas market to my social media feed – but only if it’s outside. Then, I can take my dog. Kitchener, Ontario answered that call. The 22nd Christkindl Market is December 6 to 9, 2018 at City Hall downtown. Kitchener claims the title of Canada’s original “Christkindl Market” modeled after Germany’s […]

black dog at Dogs 4 Youth pet event, Grimsby, Ontario

Grimsby, ON: Dogs 4 Youth Annual Dog Marketplace and more….

“Oh, I subscribe to dogtrotting,” the Weruva rep tells me when I hand her my card. “In fact, it’s where I found out about his event.” Love it! … What event, you ask? Dogs 4 Youth dog (and now pet) marketplace at the Peach King Centre in Grimsby, Ontario. I’m here with my little black […]

dog at Dog Day on Family Day at Terra Greenhouses, Ontario

Travel Burlington,ON: Dog & Puppy Parade Family Day at Terra

Got a seasonal business? Got a lot of room? Be great. Create a dog-friendly event during the slow season and attract a slew of people looking for something to do in the dead of winter. Be like Terra Greenhouses in Southern, Ontario, Canada. Family Day is the third Monday of every February in Ontario, Canada. […]

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.

dog on pillow - dog items at craft shows dogtrotting.net

Holiday Craft Shows: Pet Product Goldmines. Who knew?

What’s the best thing about craft shows other than artisan-made merchandise? Artisan-made dog goods. I haven’t seen a show in years without at least one pet gear vendor.

dog by poind at Stouffville's Mutt Masquerade 2017 dogtrotting.net

End of Summer Dog Adventure Part III: What does my dog say?

“He’s very tired,” Terri Beauchamp, CRA, says to me about my dog Victor. I’m not surprised – he’s on pain killers for a neck injury after playing with a much bigger, and younger, lab friend. But I’m still concerned. “He’s almost too tired to talk,” she says, “but he really wants to be with you. […]

travel dog-friendly Apple Pie Trail

Travel Collingwood, ON: Dog-friendly Apple Pie Trail combines culinary tourism and canine love

“Can I bring my dog here and have lunch on your patio?” I ask Bob Giffen of Giffen’s Country Market in Glen Huron, a five-generation family operation in along Ontario’s Apple Pie Trail near Georgian Bay in Canada. “Of course,” he says. “And you can walk the trails long the pond and through the orchard […]

dog at Canada Day festival

Travel Caledonia: Dog-friendly Canada Day!

The long weekend is over (in both North American countries) and you’re likely done hearing about Canada Day fun and Fourth of July festivities … along with plenty of advice about how to keep your pets safe during fireworks. Well, I have none of the latter and a recap of the former because I took […]

pom pom dog Pet Expo dogtrotting.net

Travel Toronto: Pet Expo Meets the Stars

Thank you social media for giving us celebrity pets. Well, it actually gave us a forum – many forums – for posting images of our interesting, ugly, cute, amazing, and beautiful pets. Some got attention … a lot of attention, primarily by accident. The owners of now famous Grumpy Cat didn’t set out to retire […]

Two Dogs, One Quest to Albion Falls, Hamilton, Ontario

As cars whiz by we’re walking for almost 10 minutes along a busy road. We’re separated from traffic by a metal guardrail extending along side a worn dirt path. Victor, my 10-year-old schnoodle, is in front pulling on the leash like he’s in charge of Santa’s sleigh. Sasha and her fur daddy are behind us. […]