Welcome to Paw Press, DogTrekker’s update on what’s happening in our local dog-world. We cover doggie events that DogTrekker will be attending and updates on where we have been; dog-passionate lodging packages; the latest on the on-going battles to maintain and grow access to dog-friendly areas; and occasionally a few howls and barks from the editors and managing partners of DogTrekker.
As always, let us know what you think about what and how we are covering the news, leash wars, and how DogTrekker can help make your dogtrekking experience more rewarding for you and your pups.
DogTrekker.com wants to welcome California’s Tri-Valley to our growing list of ‘Paw of Approval’ destinations. Known by some in the San Francisco Bay Area as the 680 corridor or the Livermore Valley, this region that takes its name from three adjoining valleys—Amador, Livermore and San Ramon—and includes the very dog-friendly cities of Danville, Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and San Ramon.
Tri-Valley visitors can savor the hospitality of a historic wine region, experience locally-sourced cuisine at area restaurants, stroll through charming, old-fashioned downtowns, play at off-leash dog parks or put paws to the path on dozens of trails winding through open-space preserves managed by the East Bay Regional Park District.
For a complete list of dog-friendly lodging, chow, hikes, splash zones, attractions (especially wineries) and local services (including shopping), visit the Tri-Valley section of DogTrekker.com.
It’s that time again, the time of year when San Franciscans emerge from their homes and enjoy the summer weather and what better way than by helping a breed of dog most in need of rescue. Chihuahua’s are some of the cutest, and smartest animal friends around and yet they are routinely found in shelters around the country waiting to find their forever home. So put on some sunscreen, grab your hoodie and join 7x7 and the SF SPCA in Dolores Park Saturday May 18th for the 3rd annual Whole Enchihuahua.
Photo by Allison Joyce for New York Daily News
Although nothing can reverse the events that occurred on April 15th in Boston, a group of dogs have stepped up to the plate to bring relief to the city.
Five golden retrievers from Illinois-based Lutheran Church Charities
have been given the task of offering four-legged therapy to those suffering after the Boston Marathon Bombing. These healing pups are certified service dogs trained to provide support to many people, in times of disasters and crisis. more »
Welcome to dog-friendly San Luis Obispo County
on California's beautiful Central Coast. A rural county with all the amenities of its more urban neighbors, "SLO" boasts a way of life that is also a state of mind. When in SLO, dogs and their families can hike, dine and romp in relaxed environments far from big-city crowds. Join us in celebrating the newest dog-friendly region to make its debut on DogTrekker.com. more »
“San Francisco is not only one of America's best-loved tourist destinations - it’s also a great getaway destination for dogs and their human companions” according to Animal Planet in their recently released Top 10 Pet-Friendly Destinations guide. San Francisco beat out such well-known dog-friendly cities such as Portland (#2), San Diego (#6) and Carmel by-the-Sea (#10). Animal Planet went on to say: more »
"Is Yosemite dog-friendly?" That's one of the questions most commonly asked by DogTrekker readers. The answer depends on how "Yosemite" is defined. The famous national park comes immediately to mind, but the rugged Sierra Nevada landscapes that define it don't suddenly end at its borders. more »
Does your four-legged friend have the winter blues? If so, we have the cure. It’s time for the first DogTrekker DogCation of 2013 and this month we are sending you south to the Central Coast for a two-night stay at the dog-passionate Pismo Lighthouse Suites. And yes, there is room for uprights as well. more »
It’s February and that means love is in the air; what are you doing to celebrate? If you are looking for a dog-friendly party look no further then the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society’s free community celebration, Tails from the Heart. That’s right, on Sunday February 10 you and your four-legged valentine can head over to the BEBHS Shelter Warehouse on Carleton Street for a celebration of the best kind of love—unconditional. more »
Head just east of San Francisco Bay Hills and you will find yourself in the dog –friendly Tri-Valley. This region, which takes its name from the adjacent Amador, Livermore and San Ramon valleys, is home to some of California’s most dog-friendly communities. Visitors and locals alike can take advantage of open-space preserves and wineries large and small that welcome your best friend. more »
This past Saturday DogTrekker joined Shorty Rossi from Animal Planet’s “Pit Boss”, Paco Collars and many other pet centric exhibitors at the 2013 Bay Area Pet Expo. DogTrekker’s staff and of course our Research Lab Kayla, were on hand to greet the almost 20,000 attendees and their furry friends. more »