Sabine not only reads Dog Jaunt, bless her, but she also writes a delightful dog travel blog of her own, called Zadigloves and featuring Zadig, her young Westie. We’ve corresponded for years (Sabine has kindly sent me a couple of the scoop law signs I love so much), and we share an interest in the dog-friendly châteaux of the Loire Valley. When Sabine told me that she and Zadig have been working their way through the list of châteaux that will allow pet … Read more
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This post was inspired by a chat with reader Jenna, who gave me breakfast just before she and Tara, her French Bulldog, left Paris for the Loire Valley. A tremendous researcher, she had created a Google map of all the dog-friendly Paris locations she’d learned about; and, separately, she’d made some notes from a post of mine about reader Christie’s experiences at several châteaux. Why not combine the two concepts, I thought, and create a map of Loire Valley châteaux … Read more
My thanks to reader Joan for this recommendation — she saw my recent post about Moustaches and BHV La Niche, two major pet stores in Paris’s Marais neighborhood, and mentioned that she’d found a good pet store near her Montmartre apartment last year. Off we went to check it out, and I was delighted with what we found.
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Too many weeks have gone by, and the heap of pet travel links is spilling onto the floor. Time to get to work:
The oldest link in the stack is also the saddest. Blogger Helen Fazio, who writes Travels With My Dog, posted a cautionary tale about a friend’s dog, a retractable leash, and a really horrible death. Not too long ago, I wrote a quick post on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page about a similar near-miss I had just seen at … Read more
This was an impulse purchase. There was a rack of these folded-up rain jackets near the counter at one of our pet stores, the price was right (about $12), and, frankly, I’m a sucker for gear. Too often, my what-the-heck purchases turn out to be WTF purchases, but not this time.
The Rain Collar folds into its own pouch, which snaps around a leash, or around your dog’s collar. Here it is on Chloe’s leash, just below her snap-on poop bag carrier.
Kristina, a Dog Jaunt reader who wrote to me while she was planning a trip to Paris with Kara, her elegant Chinese Crested, pointed me in the direction of Found My Animal, a company that supports pet adoption with part of the proceeds from its product sales. In particular, she liked the 7 ft. long “adjustable rope leash,” which she bought in the smallest size: “It’s great — in NYC I’m able to be hands-free while the dog is safe … Read more
Even if you’re not one to linger inside over a cup of coffee while your dog waits outside for you, you’ve undoubtedly wished, just once, that you could leave your dog safely outside while you ran in to the store and bought a quart of milk. A locking leash would help, and Ruff Wear used to sell one — the DogLock locking leash. It had thin steel cables embedded in the length of the leash, so … Read more
In September 2009, San Jose’s Mercury News reported the death of a walker on the Los Alamitos Creek Trail who fell and hit her head when she became entangled in the leash of a passing dog, tethered to a bicyclist. Now San Jose is considering whether dogs tethered to bicycles should be prevented from sharing paths with other users, or whether dogs should be allowed to be tethered to bicycles at all. Another element of the discussion is the victim’s … Read more
I first saw this on a dog-walking hip pack that I wasn’t otherwise enthused about, and I like it: You clip a carabiner or an S-Biner to your dog walking belt, or to a belt loop on your pants, and when you want to have your hands free you clip your dog’s leash handle to the carabiner. I’ve attached one to my OllyDog Walker, and I’ve used it a couple of times when I really wanted both hands free to … Read more
A happy side-effect of getting a dog is that we’ve also gotten a lot of dog gear. I like gear. Looking at our bouquet of leashes, I thought I’d let you know which ones have worked best for Chloe, who’s fairly tall for a small dog (about 12″ high at the shoulders). The features we look for in a leash include: Sufficient length to allow a small dog room to move about 4-5″ away from us, a leash clip that … Read more