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Whether you are traveling two miles to visit a local dog park or heading to Vacaville, one of NorCal's most charming communities, plan your trip on and take along the DogTrekker mobile app to locate over 8,000 things to do with your pup in the Golden State.

Wild and Free dog in Vacaville, CA
Wild and Free - Photo Credit: @kaelanithehusky

Make Vacaville Your Getaway Home Base

How many times have you blasted through Vacaville on Interstate 80 without giving it a second thought? Next time, put on the brakes, spend the night in a reasonably priced hotel and set out to explore. There’s much to see and do, from hiking in wide-open spaces to visiting wineries and even hitching a ride on an excursion train.

Where to Chow Down With Your Pup in Vacaville

Nut Tree - Photo Credit: @tankjanssen
Nut Tree - Photo Credit: @tankjanssen

When it’s mealtime in Vacaville, you’ll find many casual, dog-friendly options, from pizza and barbecue to Mexican, Italian and sandwich shops. Your most engaging option, however, might be the Nut Tree, a 72-acre, mixed-use development with retail space and 26 food and craft-beer options, many with dog-friendly outdoor seating. more »

Gateway to Farm and Wine Country

Coco at BackRoad Vines <br/> Photo Credit: @coco.bean.frenchie
Coco at BackRoad Vines
Photo Credit: @coco.bean.frenchie

Taken aback by prices at Napa and Sonoma hotels? Stay in Vacaville at half the price and visit Napa, Sonoma or the nearby Suisun Valley Rustic Wine Country on a daytrip. At, we list nine dog-friendly lodging options, including the Hampton Inn & Suites Vacaville/Napa Valley, which doesn’t charge extra for pets, includes a hot breakfast in the rates and offers a “puppy love” package, as well. more »

Take A Stroll Through History

Lagoon Valley/Peña Adobe Regional Park <br/> Photo Credit: @itskalinotcali
Lagoon Valley/Peña Adobe Regional Park
Photo Credit: @itskalinotcali

Don’t you love it when you stumble upon something great that you never knew about before? That’s the feeling that takes over upon entering Lagoon Valley/Peña Adobe Regional Park, a 470-acre preserve just off Interstate 80 between Vacaville and Fairfield. more »

Hike, Sniff and Park It on the Alamo Creek Bikeway

Alamo Creek Bike Trail - Photo Credit: @makinusmile
Alamo Creek Bike Trail - Photo Credit: @makinusmile

Yes it’s primarily a bike path, but dog walkers will find much to enjoy along the shaded, 4.4-mile Alamo Creek Bikeway, which meanders through southern Vacaville and connects several municipal parks, including Nelson, Patwin and Beelard. Want to keep going? The trail intersects the Southside Bikeway connecting downtown Vacaville to the north and Al Patch Park (sports fields and restrooms!) to the south. more »

Win A Stanford Inn Mendocino DogCation!

Win A Stanford Inn Mendocino DogCation!

The holidays have arrived at one of Mendocino’s favorite dog-friendly inns, Stanford Inn by the Seamore »

North Valley Animal Disaster Group

 North Valley Animal Disaster Group getting fire victim to safety
North Valley Animal Disaster Group getting fire victim to safety

If you're feeling both helpless and grateful as rains finally douse the catastrophic Camp Fire, you're not alone. But there are a lot of heroes stepping up to render aid who could use your support to make a big difference. more »

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PAW-SÉA Pup Park Now Open!

Photo courtesy of Paséa Hotel & Spa
This past weekend,'s Director of Barketing™, Maya, checked in to the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach to attend the hotel's Paw-SÉA Pup Park Grand Opening. more »

Dog Travel Events

San Francisco

SF SPCA Holiday Windows
November 19, 2018 to January 1, 2019

170 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, California 94102
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East Bay SPCA's Give a Pet a Home for the Holidays
December 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

8323 Baldwin St., Oakland, California 94621
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Walnut Creek

ARF's Stars to the Rescue XXVIII
January 26, 2019 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek, California 94596
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Tailwags & Handbags
April 26, 2019

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Vet Buzz

Four Ways to a Happier Deaf Dog

By Chris Pitts, RVT, of Broadway Animal Hospital.

There is a funny trait of many owners of deaf dogs. They tell me, as I talk kindly to their deaf dog, “My dog can't hear you,” and then they look really irritated when I continue to prattle along lovingly to their dog as I take him into the treatment room. Here's the deal. Deaf dogs may not be able to hear me, but most of them can still see me. They respond really well to body language. They can respond when I give them a pat. And those noses definitely work when I offer a cookie. So here's my top four tips for a happier deaf dog. more »

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