Fur Friday {Pet Friendly Shopping – Urban Barn}


If you know me you know I love shopping and decor. Mix in doggies and I am a happy camper. Since moving I have decided to get some new furniture pieces and replace a few olds ones that were damaged during my move. My days are always different and it’s hard to have set times to do things so whenever I can squeeze an errand in I am all for it. It is even better when Chino can come along for any errands.

Shopping @Urban Barn

I cannot think of anything at Urban Barn that I would not want in my home. Being on a budget however I have to pick and chose what comes home with me. I love that Chino is not only allowed in the store but is welcomed by all the staff. 

We <3 Your Dogs

Urban Barn makes it known that dogs are welcome at their locations. They have signage and openly offer bowls of water. All the staff is friendly and inviting when you enter with your dog big or small.

I should be getting a treat right about now....

Chino has become well aware that when cashing out he is always provided with a treat. This is now a routine for him and the staff even encourages him to come around the counter to claim his treat.

I'd take the best naps on this couch!

I’d take the best naps on this couch!

Our top Urban Barn locations to visit are below:

{King East}
275 King Street East Toronto, ON 

{Queen West}
610 Queen Street West Toronto, ON

181 N Queen St Unit 4 EtobicokeON

I want to roll on the carpet

I want to roll on the carpet

Urban Barn’s Instagram even features lots of dogs enjoying their furniture and they always have great dog decor too! Check our their instagram here

Happy Shopping & Happy Friday!
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Woof Woof Wednesday {Boating Safety With Your Dog} 9 Tips



Happy Hump Day everyone. Paws are on deck this summer and safety is top priority when boating, sailing, yachting or any water activities with your pup. Below are nine tips to keep in mind when bringing your dog with you.

{Dog Boating Tips}

{ONE} Collar & up to date ID tags

{TWO} Familiarization with entering and exiting boat (ramp, stairs etc)

{THREE} A good walk prior to boarding boat to allow for a potty break

{FOUR} Fresh water to avoid your dog drinking lake or sea water

{FIVE} Life jacket for extra safety even if your dog is able to swim, there may be deeper areas

{SIX} Do NOT allow your dog to jump off the side of the boat, especially if it is moving

{SEVEN} Bring along a first aid kit 

{EIGHT} Sunscreen if available in your area

{NINE} Towels! 

Sailor Dog

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Woof Woof Wednesday {Hike Essentials 101}



With the short amount of time the sun is out we need to make the best of it and use every moment to get outdoors and enjoy! Below are some tips and supplies that will be handy for a hike with your dog.


A pet first aid kit is essential in case your dog gets injured on the hike. Rocks, twigs and many other things can cause injury on your dog’s paw pads and having supplies to help aid in this will be extremely useful.

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Poop bags and lots of em! Your dog loves nature and will naturally want to explore and use the outdoor bathroom as much as possible on a long hike. We recommend Earth Rated Poop Bags as they are lightly scented and are biodegradable.

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Good footwear is very important and will determine how long you last outdoors too! I love Nike Free Runs (any version), they are lightweight and extremely breathable too. I like the variety of colours they come in too and they fit like a sock.

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A spare collar & leash are also good to carry in case your dog manages to damage the one your currently have on a branch or something. I find that I always ends up using my spare leashes and collars very often. Especially if we pass by some water and Chino decides to jump right in I like having a dry collar and leash on hand. Ensure you dog has tags on with your phone number on it and that you have your vet information handy too just in case.


Healthy snacks like fruits and veggies are great for you and your dog to share. Pre cut and wash before leaving so that they are ready to eat. Impromptu picnics are my favourite!

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A travel bowl for your dog is essential, unless you have a dog who drinks right from the water bottle. Lucky for me Chino will drink right out of a water bottle so this makes packing a little lighter. A travel bowl is great to have especially if you are hiking with more than one dog. Taking a water break every so often and staying hydrated is important.

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You must be thinking by now “This is a long list, where do I fit all of this?”, well a doggy backpack of course! Having a well fitting doggy backpack is a great way to carry things as well as have your working breed dog feel accomplished. It also provides your dog with lots of exercise too. Make sure to always add the right balance of weight on both sides and that it is evenly distributed.

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