May 26, 2015

Looking for pet friendly apartment near U of T

For rent?

A colleague is moving to Toronto this summer and is looking for an awesome apartment to rent near UofT. This colleague, like all the best colleagues, has an amazing dog. This lovely work-from-home duo are quiet, clean, and respectful. My colleague will be attending grad school on a part time basis - yes, she's serious about school, work, and her dog. If you know of a great apartment in the UofT vicinity that will be available midsummer, please let me know - … [Read more...]

PetTech Pet First Aid & CPR Certification (Toronto)

PetTech Pet First Aid & CPR Certification (Toronto) When: Jan 17 & 18, 2015, 8 am - 1 pm Description: Would you know what to do with your pet, or a pet in your care, in case of emergency? This 8 hour certificate program is for pet owners, dog walkers, groomers, trainers, and people in the pet care industry. Cost: $175. Receive $25 off when you mention this promotion. For more details contact us at Metro Dogstop at (416) 789-4451 or … [Read more...]

Looking for Free? Want to Take your Dog Along?


Toronto is a big city. There are loads of things to do here. You should never be bored. Sometimes, though, you may find that you've exhausted your list of go-to places and you need to expand your horizons. This gets slightly more complicated when you have a dog you enjoy doing stuff with. Enter WikiTO's guide to "Free or inexpensive places to take your dog." Check it out.  It's just getting started, we think, so there's a good chance that you can add some places to it, as per the spirit of … [Read more...]

Glow in the Dark this Winter


We are almost at that time of year when it just about feels dark out just about all the time. It's dark when you get up. It's dark when you leave for work. It is dark when you come home...... and it most certainly is dark for most of your daily dog walks. To give me and my dogs greater visibility during dark walks, I've tried quite a few different lighted collars, leashes, or clip on lights in my 20 years of owning a dog. Until very recently, I've always been disappointed with the quality of … [Read more...]

JOB POSTING: The Bark Zone is hiring


Here we grow again! The Bark Zone is looking for a reliable, energetic and outdoor loving off-leash group dog walker. You must be available during the day Monday through Friday for morning/afternoon group walks. Requirements: - Most importantly, you must be a dog lover! - You must have a larger vehicle such as a wagon or minivan. This is required to transport dogs to and from the park. Please keep in mind it can get very messy! - You must have prior experience owning and/or working with … [Read more...]

Dachshunds as Art? Why yes!


Harbourfront Centre is looking for a slew of dachshunds (and their owners) for Dachshund UN, an exciting contemporary performance installation presented as a part of World Stage 2013. They can promise you and your pooch will be together at all times, all while participating in what's sure to be one of the most talked-about events of the year! Dachshund UN's production sponsor PawsWay hosted recruitment meetings for a tonne of aspiring delegates last month, so be sure to visit the Facebook … [Read more...]

Pet Pics with Santa & Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale


Pet Pics with Santa & Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale Saturday, December 1st 10am – 4pm @ Toronto Humane Society ~ 11 River Street ~ Have your pet’s picture taken with Santa ~ $20 ~ and take your photo home with you. No pet? No problem! Everyone is invited to come to this fun event & enjoy delicious baked goods while browsing the Christmas Bazaar for some great holiday gifts - featuring beautiful, one-of-a-kind, high quality hand-made items such as mittens, scarves, hats, sweaters, … [Read more...]

Pimp Your Pooch Fall/Winter Pop Up Shop


Need new gear for your dog? Check out this Pop Up Shop. One day only! Date: Saturday October 27, 2012 Location: 498 Queen St. W (2nd Floor), Toronto ON Time: 12pm - 8pm Brands: Ruffhaus NHL Marvel Comics FouFou Dog Christian Audiger Ruff Ruff & Meow Bluemax Ruffini Hamish McBeth Boutique of Paws … [Read more...]

We know you love dogs. But do you want to live NEXT to a dog park?


Yes, we know that you love dogs. So do we. And at times, we have loved dog parks too. (Our current dog is training for the Frisbee event at the 2016 Olympics (What? This isn't an event? Are you on the IOC?) so prefers a big empty field as her training facility, over dog parks where her competition may spy on her developing technique.) We understand what dog parks can mean to city dwellers - a place to safely exercise their pets, create and affirm community, be the early morning / later in the … [Read more...]

Ahhhh, the best bed in the world!

Obasan dog bed

We're excited. The dog *should* be excited, as she will soon have the BEST bed in the house. Yes, she already has twice as many beds as the rest of the inhabitants of the house. But frankly, they stink. And they are lumpy. For the past few months, our dog has been pacing and pacing and pacing around the house at night, I *think* trying to tell me that she needs a more comfortable spot to lie. (Or maybe she just needs more cookies? Who knows. Maybe we need a dog-whisperer?) She stares … [Read more...]