300 Dog Parks & Counting

💥🎉NUMBER 300🎉💥

We just visited our 💫300th dog park.

Over the past 10 years we’ve visited
23 states
75 dog friendly hotels
300 dog park

Ossian & Koda love exploring, and it’s even better when there is

NO LEASH involved.


In 2010 we attended the first #barkworld conference and learned that dogs can have their own #blogs. So the blog- theokdogblog was born.

We began sharing pictures and rating on all the dog parks we visited. We realized we loved planning trips to cities that had lots of dog friendly off leash parks. So began our mission to visit 100 dog parks, we hit that easy…the next goal was 250. And this past year we decided we wanted to try and hit 300 dog parks before the pups were too old to #travel or enjoy.
We are excited to say our 10 year old #Saint and 11 year old #Husky have reached the goal of 300 dog parks. We are not done yet. We still have three days left of our texas road trip and there are more on our list to visit.
I am very proud of what our #family has accomplished. I believe our #pups have enjoy ever #trip we’ve ever taken. I am thankful that we are able to give our pups the #luxury to travel and #explore.

Happy Turkey Day

With Thanksgiving comes……you guessed it….Turkey! 
We are thankful for turkey and thankful that our parents give us said  turkey.  What are you thankful for this Holiday?

Some of the other wonderful things in our life we are thankful for:
-Sleeping on the couch
-Sleeping in Mom and Dad’s bed
-Traveling with Mom and Dad
-Sniffing new places
-Dad’s new bday gift….it’s called…ummm….a de-hydrator?  It makes awesome chicken jerky!  Yeah we’re thankful for that!!!!
-Our grandparents!  We dont see them much, but when we do we go crazy.
-The wonderful girls at Poochies Plus.  Thankful we have such an awesome place to stay when Mom and Dad can’t take us with them.


Florida ROAD TRIP!

Our Big Road Trip truly started when we got to Florida!  We had so many places we wanted to sniff.


Home of the Gators

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Picnic Island Beach Dog Park

Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg FL

Freedom Lake Big Dog Park

Check out awesome photos from our trip on Instragram  #theokroadtrip

Fort De Soto Paw Playground

See our post about the awesome beach!












When I grow up….


I wanna be a sled dog!

Letters to Santa

Dear Santa,
I have been an excellent girl this year. I have protected the house from many different nosies. I have rid the yard of moles and groundhogs. I am always on my best behavior, I even graduated head of my class at BAC training class. Mom and I have really bonded this year! If I could have one thing this year it would be for mom and daddy to never leave me!! I know they must work; so to bring me Vienna sausages! So in place of them staying home i would like a bunny, a Guinea pig, a bird, a groundhog, more trips to the pond, Navin to stop bothering me while I try to sleep, and mommy and daddy allowing me to sleep every night with them. Just a reminder: if I bark at you it doesn’t mean I’m being bad: it means I’m doing my job and protecting, ill try not to bark (just don’t ring the doorbell).

P.S. can I say hello to the raindeer?
Love, Koda

Oh can I have more treats in my treat ball?

Ossian & Koda

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Ossian at the farmMy name is Ossian (full name – Ossian Moose Gibson)

I am a 6  year old St. Bernard.  I love being petted and getting all of the attention! My favorite humans are Mommy, Daddy, Nanny, and Momma Broady, or anyone else that lets me lean against them and will pet me.  My best friends are Koda (my Husky Mix sister) and Beanie, the apple of my eye whom literally gets all of my lovin’.  I love swimming, jumping off the dock, running around, and most of all taking naps.


Koda BellMy name is Koda (full name – Koda Nelhybel Gibson) 

I am a Husky Mix, almost 8 years old.  I love Daddy,Mommy, and specially Daddy. Wait, where’s Daddy?!?!? My favorite things to do are go swimming, steal Ossian’s toys, and bark at random sounds.  This is my house, and I WILL protect it! I also like to chase things, like bunny rabbits, groundhogs, cats, and birds.  Ossian may be bigger than me, but I’m in charge!