Super Simple DIY Dog Blanket, Homemade Paw Balm and DIY Adjustable Dog Collar Giveaway

A One-Year Anniversary Giveaway

One year. 50 dogventures. 40,000 visitors. And a whole lot of love.

img_9350When I started this blog one year ago, I set a goal: one post a week for 52 weeks. I am proud to say that we made it through the first year, and I continue to be just as excited about Halifax Dogventures as I was 52 weeks ago. Continue reading

DIY Homemade Adjustable Fabric Dog Collar Tutorial

DIY Adjustable Dog Collar Tutorial

I am beyond excited to finally be sharing this DIY with you. It combines three of my biggest passions: dogs, sewing and my favourite fabric store ever.

Sometimes DIY projects are a way of making something you might not otherwise be able to (easily) find. Sometimes they’re a way to get what you want for cheaper. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll find a project idea that gives you both. This is one of those ideas.  Continue reading

DIY Homemade Dock and Boat Ramp / Ladder for Dogs Tutorial

DIY Dock & Boat Ramp for Dogs

As I said last week, I have been lucky enough to score a few weeks off this summer while I am between jobs. Dallas and I kicked off this extended vacation with twelve days at my parents’ lake house in New Brunswick. Lucky us. We couldn’t have been happier about tons of outdoor time, which for Dallas included many hours spent doing the doggy paddle while she chases sticks in the lake.

That girl loves to swim. So when my parents got a new boat, no one was more excited than Dallas. She couldn’t wait to jump off the boat into the water. But while it was easy to get her off of the boat, getting her back on to the boat was a bit of a problem. Continue reading

A Spectacle Lake Stroll and a Super Simple DIY Dog Blanket

The past few days (and probably this weekend) aside, it’s hard to deny that we’ve had an easy winter. The weather in Halifax has been unseasonably warm, and who can remember the last time we had to shovel snow? Suffice to say Halifax has redeemed itself from last year, and we’ve been taking full advantage.

The best part about the warmer weather is that the lakes have completely thawed. Obviously, this means Dallas is back in the water. Lucky for us, last weekend we found a perfect swimming spot… And it was in the heart of Burnside. Who would have thought? Continue reading