Tag Archives: Toronto

Mount Nemo – Not Just a Climber’s Paradise!!

For many years, I alongside many another Torontonian, have thought of Toronto as an island unto itself. In order to leave this great island one must have days upon days to plan, plot, and escape. They must have an itinerary in tow, and a full supply of Fido food on hand. If you were leaving the island it was going to be big, really BIG.

Mount Nemo changed all of that for me. Those who follow the DogFriendlyPlanet Twitter page will know that those of us here on the DFP team are climbers amongst other things, and bringing Fido along for the adventure has just become a part of the planning.

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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?

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Searching for the real Hoggs Falls

Many years ago, I had the privilege of spending some time hiking the Tobermory section the Bruce Trail in Ontario, Canada alongside Fido.  The scenery was filled with some of the most spectacular views and lookouts I have ever seen, the weather was incredible, and overall it remains one of the most phenomenal hiking trips I have taken.

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