Help Us Fund Saving Senior Dogs!
At DogTrekker, we’re guided by one simple mission: Leave no dog behind. By supporting California animal welfare organizations – including Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary in Petaluma, which finds homes for large-breed senior dogs, and San Francisco’s Muttville, serving senior and special needs dogs – we’re building a better world for all four-legged friends.
That’s why we’re thrilled to launch a new DogTrekker Challenge benefitting Saving Senior Dogs Week. This dog-gone good campaign raises awareness and funds for senior dog rescues nationwide, including seven groups here in California. DogTrekker will donate $1,000 during this year’s Saving Senior Dogs Week, October 25-31. Please join us and help organizers reach their $50,000 goal! DONATE NOW! more »
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Visiting dog-friendly California wineries is a favorite DogTrekker activity. Even during the second year of the pandemic, summer saw crowded tasting rooms, packed patios and sold-out tours and special events.
With the advent of fall and the busy harvest and crush season winding down, things are calmer and there’s plenty of room for you and your pooch to relax and enjoy. the seasonal migration stride.
Santa Clara Valley wine trail
The city of Gilroy is part of the historic Santa Clara Valley, one of California’s oldest wine growing regions and home to more than 35 family-owned wineries and tasting rooms, many of them dog-friendly. Even though some of Gilroy’s wineries have been around since the turn of the century, the region is still one of California’s best-kept secrets when it comes to wine tasting! more »
Dogs love to stay in Vacaville wine country
Maybe you know Vacaville in Solano County as a place you see exit signs for as you zoom past on Interstate 80. But if you and your four-legged companion have never checked it out, you can’t know what you’re missing! Vacaville is an affordable base camp for DogTrekkers keen on visiting Northern California wine country. And, it's very dog-friendly! more »
Maya chillin' at Navarro Vineyards & Winery. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
Nothing like a change of scenery to cleanse your soul of the pandemic blues (but don’t forget your mask)! If wine tasting is on your agenda, know that Mendocino County is home to 10 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) lumped together under the Mendocino County label. more »
Photo by Santa Cruz County.
There are so many wine-tasting choices in Santa Cruz County – more than 70 small-production wineries and tasting rooms in all – that narrowing down a dog-friendly itinerary can be a delightfully difficult exercise. Might as well pick a region, a theme and a “wine trail” to stay on course. There’s the Organic Wine Trail showcasing organic vineyards, for example. more »