Come see the Splash Dogs!
Fall is a great time for yappy celebrations, and we’re here to tell ya, there’s a whole lotta doggy fun going on in Northern California. Here are a few of our annual faves, and remember, you can always find constantly updated events in your area on DogTrekker.com's event section
and on our mobile app
September 14-15: Bay Area Pet Fair,
hosted by Pet Food Express
, Alameda County Fairgrounds Pleasanton, CA. The Bay Area Pet Fair is North America's largest pet adoption and pet party! Admission and parking is free, pets on leash are welcome and encouraged, and there will be lots of fun for the entire family, including the pups!
September 21: Bark in the Park,
William Street Park, San Jose, CA. Bark in the Park™ is the largest dog festival in the United States with more than 15,000 dog lovers and 3,900 dogs. Highlights include low cost vaccines and microchipping, Kid's Zone, on stage contests, dog agility and training instructions, vendors with goodies and services and food and drink for all.
Lake County is easily accessible from Northern California’s metropolitan areas, yet it’s often overlooked in favor of more high-profile (and expensive) destinations. But we at DogTrekker.com are woofingly sure that once you discover this dog-friendly, affordable and relaxing slice of the state, you and your pup will be hooked!
Some peace and quiet! - Photo Credit: Jennifer Waicukauski
Close to a dozen communities sit on or near the shores of Clear Lake. While it would take days to explore them all, we can suggest a few highlights in Lakeport, Kelseyville, Clearlake and Upper Lake. Start in Lakeport, on the lake’s northwest shore, travel counter-clockwise and make time for meals, wineries, brew pubs and other places you can enjoy with your canine companion. more »
All set up! - Photo Credit: Cassie Elizarraraz
Summers are made for camping, and Lake County has no shortage of dog-friendly campgrounds, both public and private, where you can pop a tent or pull up an RV for a few days of outdoor fun with your family, pup included. On the private campground side, you’ll find full hookups, tent sites, club rooms, motel-style lodging and lots of other amenities at waterfront resorts including The Narrows Family Resort (at Blue Lakes) or Pine Acres Blue Lake Resort. more »
Yummy! - Photo Credit: Mikkel Bendix
Summer is prime time for outdoor dining, and around Clear Lake you’ll find lots of decks and patios that welcome well-behaved pets. In Lower Lake, Danny’s Roadside Kitchen is a true “roadhouse”—no inside seating, just great barbecue with a cult following. On a healthier tack, Wholly Bowl in Lakeport has a dog-friendly patio and turns out good-for-you meals (think chicken teriyaki bowls and Thai peanut wraps) and some of the best vegan dishes in Lake County. more »
Kelseyville is a quaint country town located at the base of Mt. Konocti, along the shores of Clear Lake; the perfect location to begin your Lake County dog-friendly wine tasting and land or water-based adventures.
The best place for you and your pups to make your home base as you explore Lake County is the Suite On Main, a collection of six custom suites located in a renovated landmark downtown Kelseyville building. more »
Meet Charoli! - Photo Credit: Orphan Dog
Looking for a puppy to be your constant companion? Here's little Charoli, who along with her five sibs is being cared for by Orphan Dog in Lake County. more »