The Hydrant at Woofstock 2016

Bring your dog to North America’s largest outdoor festival for dogs! Quirky & fun! It’s a weekend of events, contests & tons of doggy indulgence!

Woofstock has grown into a festive tour de force, now drawing tens of thousands of dogs in the know. It’s without question, the largest outdoor festival for dogs in all of North America. Over 200,000 attendees and their faithful furry BFFs will be heading down to Woodbine Park in Toronto’s Beaches for this years festival on May 28th & 29th from 10am – 6pm.

We are working away in The Hydrant studio preparing a full collection of collars & leashes for Woofstock 2016. Come check out our booth in the Rescue Village and meet Logan & Duke from The Hydrant Crew.

We also encourage you to take part in The Great K9 Scavenger Hunt & Fundraiser for Ontario K9 Rescue groups which is a great way to support your local rescue organization.

887507_10153849355157223_6399299178149727445_oWe look forward to seeing all of you at Woofstock!

Howl’een Dog Costume Party!

What an amazing turn out for the Howl’een Costume Party at Clarence Square Dog Park. Thanks to everyone who came out and wished Duke a Happy 2nd Birthday! We want to share some pictures of the great costumes that we saw at the park today.

The incredible peanut butter dog cake from Trixie’s Kitchen!
Logan & Duke all dressed up and ready to party, fiesta, forever!

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A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the doggy loot bags: The Canine Kitchen donated Barking Bad Beef Liver Treats in adorable Halloween themed bags. Front Street Animal Hospital donated CET VeggieDent chews. Earth Rated donated a box full of Leash Dispensers with Lavender-scented Bags. The Hydrant dog biscuits & cake from Trixie’s Kitchen – Jackie did an incredible job on the dog birthday cake! And thanks to everyone who came out today for making it an extra special day for Duke!

The Canine Kitchen: Barking Bad Beef Liver Treats
Front Street Animal Hospital: CET VeggieDent chews
Earth Rated: Leash Dispensers with Lavender-scented Bags
Trixie’s Kitchen: The Hydrant dog biscuits

It’s time to head home, we’ll see you next year!d21

3 High Tech Ways To Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

Cool Coat

MustLuvDogs Cool Coat

This is a great way to keep your dog cooled off on a hot day, when you can’t avoid being outdoors. They’re easy to use, and can stay damp and cool for a few hours before needing to be refreshed.

Cool Mat

The Green Pet Shop Self Cooling Pet Pad

Cool Mat’s are a great item to have on hand in the warmer months, because they don’t require freezing ahead of time. You can place them inside the structure of a bed, or they can also be used as a stand alone pad.  They’re self cooling, and offer an overheated dog a cool place to lay or sleep. They’re also relatively easy to find at most pet supply stores and online.

Chilled Dog Dish

FrostyBowlz Chilled Pet Bowl, 28 oz.

I saw these a few days ago at PetValu, and thought they were a pretty good idea! (If you can remember to freeze the inner ring!) They quickly cool off water by inserting the frozen ring. This one will stay cool for up to 14 hours. I know Logan loves cold water!

 I’d love to hear your cool down summer tips – How do you keep your pet from overheating in the warmer months?