The AdventureDawgs are a pack of two (and a driver). We love to roam the open roads and find the hidden places that others might miss. I’m hoping that anyone reading here will be able to learn from our travels (both the good and the not so good) and will be entertained in the process. Since 2015, the dogs and I have driven, camped, hiked, and eaten our way all over Canada and the United States.
Being a country girl, I have always loved the outdoors and used to spend all my free time roaming the hills and forests around the area I grew up in southern Ontario. My wandering ways started at a very young age and if you spend more than a few hours around my mother, she’ll be more than happy to share stories about how she would suddenly realize that the house was too quiet. She would get more and more panicked as she tried to find me and then there I’d be, down the road wearing only a pair of rubber boots. Fortunately I don’t do that anymore; heck I don’t even own a pair of rubber boots.
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Let’s face it: this whole site is for the dogs. They are my pride and joy and I am so lucky to be able to share my travels with such amazing creatures. While the dogs all have their own unique personalities, they function so well as a pack. Read more about how the original pack was so much more than the sum of it’s parts with this link.
Leo is a Boston Terrier and thinks he is still the baby of the pack. Leo was born in May 2012. He is a mischievous little dog who loves to play tug with everyone, especially his younger brother King. We cannot step onto sand without him immediately dropping down to roll. He is the real watch dog of the group and is usually the first one to bark at the door.
Treats, long games of tug, rolling in the sand, and more treats.
Having to put on his coat and boots on a cold day.
King is an Old English Bulldog (or Bulldogge) who was born August 2017. He is another mischievous dog who always has to be the centre of attention. He has several personality traits that remind me of Piper but even more so. As the newest member of the pack, he has taken to AdventureDawg life like a champ.
Food, playing with Leo, more food.
Not getting his way. Seriously he throws full on temper tantrums.
Read more about King here.
Piper was a Boxer who had been with me from the the time she was seven weeks old. She was born just before Valentine’s Day 2010. She was my first dog since I was a child and she latched onto me the minute we met. Piper was supposed to be a guard dog but was always too snuggly to take that job seriously. She was never more content then when she could be a big lap dog.
Snuggling with everyone, especially “her” cat Chase, long walks, and anything to do with water.
Not being in centre the the action.
She was never really a healthy dog, although you would never know it by looking at her. I used to joke that she was my million dollar baby. Then in November 2018, I had to euthanize her because of a mass growing in her abdomen. No matter how much time passes, I will always miss her. Read a tribute to her here.
Jack is a Boston Terrier/Pug cross born in December 2007. He is the old man of the pack and is happy to snooze the day away; unless there’s treats involved. In his younger days, he was surprisingly athletic for such an ungainly-looking dog and would happily track rabbits and deer if he caught a fresh scent. He is one of the smartest dogs I have ever known and has figured out how to manipulate other dogs out of their toys and prime sleeping places.
Sleeping, cheese treats, and the hot sun.
Getting out of bed.
Want to know more about Jack? Click here for his story.
In July 2020 at almost 13 years of age, Jack took a turn for the worse and when he started having seizures, the decision was made to euthanize him. The house seems so quiet without his bubbly personality and snores. Read more about Jack’s passing here.