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Back in Action!!!!

After almost a year off the grid, DogFriendlyPlanet is back. Best of all, Fido and his wandering adventures have returned. The kinks have been ironed out, home base has been set up, and Fido is ready to share with you some more of the greatest dog-friendly spaces around. So get ready, pull out your maps, and be sure to pack the treat bag because we’re hitting the road, and Fido is leading the way! Coming up: Fido visits McRae Lake, Northern Quebec, the Bruce Peninsula, Copeland Forest, and spends some time at Luskville Falls. Remember to check back regularly so you don’t miss any of the action!

Fido enjoys some late season warm weather


Being ‘dog-friendly’ at the Super 8 Barrie

One of the things I have realized about owning a Great Dane is that everything is larger. The winter booties, the rain jacket, the food bowl, and the list goes on. The one exception I have found is the list of hotels claiming to be ‘dog-friendly’, while in fact this applies only to those pups weighing 20lbs or less. I am often met with such surprise when I mention that I am looking to book a room with enough space for 175lbs of Fido. It is a common misconception that people with large dogs don’t travel, when in fact it has actually been my experience that it is much easier to travel with my big boy than most of the under 20lbs breeds I’ve known. So why I ask, do so many hotels put such ridiculous restrictions on their ‘dog-friendly’ policies?