Tag Archives: pet-friendly

black dog with ball - Kona Kai dog-friendly resort review

Hotel Review: Kona Kai Resort, San Diego, California – Ring for the Bark Butler!

When you wake up at The Kona Kai Resort and Spa in San Diego, California, you’ll likely see a dog. We’ll not in your room … unless you brought yours, which you can thanks to the hotel’s Island Paws Program. The Kona Kai Resort is pet friendly – truly pet friendly and so is most […]

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 at Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario

Park Quest #6: Victor does the Rideau Canal, Ottawa during Canada 150

Canal locks and dogs, who knew? Victor, my adventurous terrier, is running along the cement walkway above Ottawa’s historic Rideau Canal as if he has somewhere to be. Victor’s looking particularly dapper in his handmade cowboy-themed collar and bowtie. Keeping him cute gets us off-leash forgiveness and today even positive attention can’t deter his focus. […]

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. […]

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.

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End of summer dog adventure blow out Part I: Dog Tales Festival, King City, ON

Fuchsia, scrolls of white, and gold accent is the colour palette of Dog Tales’ promotional cards, dog kennels and today, the festival. The beautiful grounds of this dog rescue and horse sanctuary are landscaped reminiscent of English Earls – except manicure rose gardens are replaced with fenced dog runs (with ponds) for about eighty happy hounds looking for forever homes.

Dog on big Muskoka chair at Huntington Beach South Carolina

Dog-friendly Myrtle Beach, SC: What you need to know when travelling with the dog

“This is the best layover ever,” says the Spirit Airlines flight attendant petting my dog at The Sheraton Hotel in Myrtle Beach during BlogPaws, [formally] an annual pet bloggers conference. The hotel is crawling with furry friends; the Spirit employees staying here don’t seem to mind. One tells me he used to be a dog […]

Dog-friendly Starlite Drive-in at Dusk

One dog, one drive-in and one night of kick ass Wonder Woman.

I’ll go almost anywhere if I can bring my dog, and sometimes try my luck at a place I can’t. But when a reader emails me with a dog-friendly suggestion, I have to follow up. Plus, I really wanted to see the film Wonder Woman before spoilers, well, spoiled it. That’s how I ended up […]

Southwold Earthworks Historic Site

Park Quest #5: Southwold Earthworks Historic Site (and dog run?)

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 by Big Spring Huntsville Alabama

Travel Huntsville, AL: Welcome to Dog and Duck Friendly Rocket Town (Part I)

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 […]