Is Your Dog Ready to Travel When Disaster Strikes?

Is Your Dog Ready to Travel When Disaster Strikes?

It has been a crazy summer of devastating hurricanes, flooding, fires and other disasters. Is your dog prepared to weather the storm? We just spent a week on the road with our three dogs after being evacuated for Hurricane Irma. It was extremely stressful and full of anxiety for us and our dogs. I felt prepared and ready to keep my dogs as calm as possible under the circumstances. Sadly, as we crawled down the highway in bumper to bumper traffic, it became clear that many dog owners were just not prepared to travel in an emergency with their dog. … Continue reading

Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations

Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations

For us, a vacation is a nice change of pace from the stressful aspects of life, work, and responsibilities. For our pups, a vacation is a nice change from the smells and fun had back home.   Sure their lives may not be as stressful as ours, but that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t appreciate an adventure away from home. Whether you’re looking to camp, get pampered, enjoy the beach, relax, or experience something new, there’s a dog-friendly vacation destination for you and your dog to enjoy. Camping Destinations Camping is a great vacation idea if you want to bring your … Continue reading

9 Fun Things to Do With Your Dog this Summer

9 Fun Things to Do With Your Dog this Summer

Summer is almost here and now is a great time to start planning outdoor adventures. Here are nine fun things to do with your dog this summer! 1. Be a Tourist in Your Own Town Spend time exploring local parks, public art, farmer’s markets, summer festivals, and other outdoor dog-friendly places. 2. Host a Pooch Party Buy a kiddie pool and then invite a few friends and their pups over for a cook out and pool party. 3. Treat Your Dog to Dinner Take your dog out on a date night to a dog-friendly restaurant. 4. Organize a Weekly Dog-Walking … Continue reading

4 Things Pet Parents Should Consider for Summer Travel

4 Things Pet Parents Should Consider for Summer Travel

Have you ever traveled with your dog before? If you have, you will know that there are a lot of things to consider when traveling with a pet for any length of time.   As this past weekend was the unofficial start of summer and pet parents are getting ready to plan road trips and summer vacations, I thought I would point out a few extra things that might make your summer travels a little smoother. 1) Crates Are an Excellent Training Tool and Safety Device   When we took a long road trip with Rooney last year we brought … Continue reading

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Busy on Rainy Days

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Busy on Rainy Days

Spring is here! And while there is still plenty of snow in some parts of the world (specifically meaning my part of the world here in Ontario) we still know that gorgeous spring weather is on its way! That being said, all that warm sun, and blooming flowers also means lots of rain and mud. So what do you do when it’s raining outside and you and your dog are cooped up inside? Today, I will share 10 ways to keep your dog busy on rainy days. 1. Hide and sniff. Playing games with your dog doesn’t only strengthen your … Continue reading

10 Ways to Show Your Pet You Love Them on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Fun for Your Pet Dog

Yes, you read that right. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner… already!   Valentine’s Day is a day of love, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day. February 14’th was originally in honor of different saints named Valentinus. The day became associated with romantic love in the 14’th century. Now that we are more familiar with the day of love, do you have a furry friend you want to be your valentine? Let’s Go Over 10 Ways to Show Your Pet You Love Them on Valentine’s Day 1. Bake some yummy, pet friendly, heart shaped biscuits for your pets! 2. … Continue reading

Fun Summer Activities for You and Your Pooch

Summer Activities for Your Pet Dog: Hiking, Swimming With Sweet Treats

Summer is here and that means it is finally time to get outside! With the warm weather and long days, there are so many fun activities just waiting for you and your pup. Recently, we have been discussing traveling with your dog. We have covered everything from what to bring on a road trip to what are the best dog-friendly hotels, but what kind of trips might you take with your pup? The possibilities are endless! There are so many different places to explore and things to do, it would be impossible to include them all in a few short paragraphs. … Continue reading

15 Dog Experts Share Their #1 Tip to Make Traveling With Your Dog Easier

Traveling With Your Dog: Dog Experts and Dog Tips...

Traveling with your dog can be a stressful experience, so we’ve asked 15 of our favorite dog experts to share their #1 tip to make it easier and more enjoyable! Find out what they are below. 1. Jenna Drady – http://www.ownedbyahusky.ca/ My #1 tip for traveling with dogs is – EXERCISE! Exercising your dog before traveling – and during – can make a huge difference in your trip. Take your dog for a walk (or run if possible)v at every “pit stop” and/or break that you take on the road.   2. Amy Burkert – http://www.gopetfriendlyblog.com/author/aburkert/ Our #1 tip is … Continue reading

Your Comprehensive Check List for Your Next Road Trip With Your Pup!

Road Trip With You Pet Dog Check List When Traveling

Okay, so we know that we have been giving you a lot of information about traveling with your dog. We have covered everything from safety to which hotels are the best dog-friendly hotels and while, this is all great and helpful information, we would venture to guess that you are wondering how you are going to remember all of this for your next adventure.   Fortunately, we have decided to combine all of this information into one comprehensive checklist so you can ensure that you have everything you need for your next road trip. Pet’s collar and tags Leash Water … Continue reading

How to Bring Your Pet With You on Your Next Vacation

Vacation and Travel: How to Bring Along Your Lovable Pet Dog

Everyone looks forward to vacation, but many pet parents worry about leaving their best friends behind. After all, having fun just isn’t the same without Fido by your side. Pets love vacation time just as much as we do; they get to sniff out new territories and meet new friends so they’re just as excited to tag along on the adventure. But if the thought of bringing Fido along on your next vacation sounds overwhelming, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. After today’s article, you’ll be ready to head out safely with your buddy anywhere. Before You Go 1. Get … Continue reading