tips, treats & tales


Tips, tricks & treats.


The Coolest Dog Activity for the Dog Days of Summer in Ottawa

OHHHHH DEAR. FOLKS, IT’S A HOT ONE OUT THERE. Do you ever ask yourself why we live in a place that can both burn AND freeze your face off within a span of a few months? Same. But that’s neither here nor there ????… The hot, sunny days are great for sun-worshippers, but they can […]

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Pups, Pints & Patios: Dog-friendly Breweries in Ottawa

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a local craft beer on a patio with friends on a warm summer day. But if you’re like me, your “friends” include your dog.And if I can’t bring my dog, I’m not going. #sorrynotsorry I’ve done the research on some local breweries that will welcome you AND your dog (on-leash […]

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Sam Coral Photography: Accredited Dog and Cat Photographer in Ottawa

I have some pretty exciting news to share. I’ve earned 2 National Accreditations from the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) in the following categories: Dog Portrait & Cat Portrait. “Uhhhhh ok, Sam… what does that even mean and why do I care?” Honestly, that’s a fair question. I’m glad I asked it for you. WHAT […]

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Pembroke and Cardigan Corgis: What’s the difference?

When you think of corgis you probably think of a long, short dog that looks like a perfectly toasted loaf of bread. You might even think to yourself “Those are the Queen’s dogs!”. And you would be right, but you’d only be HALF right. Not many people know this, but there are actually two distinct […]

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5 Small Businesses with the BEST Pet Accessories

Ok, so real talk… My pets’ wardrobe is at least twice the size of my own. I just cannot get enough pet accessories. From the must-haves like collars and leashes, to the less-essential-but-still-must-haves like bow ties and bandanas – I love it all. The “bad” news is my pet accessory collection takes up a full […]

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The ultimate happy place for the energetic or social dogs of Ottawa (and their busy parents)

LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO YOUR DOG’S NEW HAPPY PLACE We all have a happy place. You know the one - that place you go that makes a good day great and a bad day better. You go there when you need a pick-me-up, when you have something awesome to celebrate, and maybe even when […]

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