Placer County

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Placer County mapFrom the flowing rivers, magnificent mountain peaks, lush green meadows filled with wild flowers, to trails with views that take your breath away you will never run out of activities to do with your four legged pals.

As you wind your way up Highway 80 from Roseville to Tahoe City, there are many pet friendly parks offering manicured lawns, playgrounds (for the two legged kids) picnic tables, a cool sip of water and lots of room to stretch your legs and exercise your pet. Several of the parks even allow dogs off the leash.
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Park and Play

You want to spend as much time as possible playing in the mountains, so why waste your energy looking for a place to park?  Whether there’s snow up to your eyeballs or not a flake to be seen, you’ll enjoy easy access to prime snow-play areas and skiing/hiking trails with a Sno-Park permitmore »

Doggie Action Galore at SnowFest

Snowfest Dog
Snowfest dog. Photo: Lisa Sunde
Wondering when to plan a dog-friendly winter getaway to Tahoe? Mark your calendar for February 29-March 9, when North Lake Tahoe SnowFest is in process. This family-friendly series of events is a winter favorite for many locals and chock-full of activities ranging from tame (snow-queen pageant) to just plain wacky. (Human bowling, anyone?)    more »

When It Snows . . .

Tahoe Cross Country
Tahoe Cross Country - Photo: Phil King
Yes, it will snow again — and when it does, you and your best friend will find groomed cross-country trails as well as limitless tracts of public lands to glide on. Be sure to check with these centers regarding their status prior to heading out. more »

Hidden Trails, Hidden Falls

If you live in Sacramento or anywhere near the Interstate 80 corridor through the Sierra Nevada foothills, Hidden Falls Regional Park near Auburn in the  Gold Country foothills should be on your “must do” excursion list, even if it’s not waterfall season.    more »

Coyote Caution: Advice for Tahoe-bound Dog Travelers

Coyotes near Lake Tahoe. Photo Steve Dunleavy.
Coyotes near Lake Tahoe. Photo Steve Dunleavy
Traveling to Lake Tahoe with your dog? Keep an eye out for coyotes on the trails.

Coyotes are beautiful animals, but should be treated with a healthy respect and common sense. more »

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Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills, Inc.
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Placer SPCA Roseville
150 Corporation Yard Road
Roseville, California 95678

Placer SPCA Auburn Pet Adoption and Resource Center
1482 Grass Valley Highway
Auburn, California 95603
Phone: (530) 823-7722

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