Ok, we are back from Wasaga Beach. We crossed the border in a ridiculously easy manner -- when you have a work visa, you always expect the body-cavity search treatment -- and made a run for Syracuse. We picked a hotel out of the air and lucked out with the Comfort Inn near the Syracuse Airport. They said they were dog-friendly and they weren't kidding. more hotels need to learn how to treat people who travel with pets from this place.
If you are on the New York State Thruway, and need to crash with your puppy, make it to Syracuse and this place will treat you like a normal person, not someone who wants to destroy their hotel.