Maeby on the River - Jess Moseley
It's summer and the time to reserve your spot on a family and dog-friendly SOAR canoe from Russian River Adventures
. Floating down the Russian River is truly one of the most fun days your water-loving dog can ever have. And if you book a mid-week trip in June, dogs ride (or swim) free. Use code DOG10TREK19 when booking reservations
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It’s s’mores time! Your dogs and your kids will love you for treating them to a few days of play in the great outdoors. So gather up the marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate bars and head out for a camping adventure. Oh yes, don’t forget the dog food!
Cruiser - Photo Credit: Butte Humane Society
Here's Cruiser, a happy, playful Lab/pit mix guy who, like lots of other dogs, lost his home due to the Camp Fire. Luckily for him he landed with the good folks at Butte Humane Society in Chico, where he's waiting for his new folks to come find him. more »
Glamping - Photo Credit: AutoCamp
Vintage travel-trailers, “glamping” tents and luxury yurts are part of an outdoorsy trend that is spreading all up and down California. For those who want to be close to nature but not have to wrestle with tent poles or bunk on the ground, it’s a concept that works. A top player is Auto Camp Airstream Parks, which operates three properties in downtown Santa Barbara; Guerneville in Sonoma County; and Midpines, not far from Yosemite National Park. more »
You snooze, you lose when it comes to securing summertime campground reservation on the California coast or at popular vacation spots like Lake Tahoe. But there are strategies to finding a spot for Spot. Here’s our guide. more »
Packed and ready to go!
By Dr. Sophie Liu, SF SPCA Resident in Behavior Medicine
Before you embark on your next adventure, take a moment to plan and assemble a first aid kit to protect your dog. more »
Once you've pitched the tent or parked the RV, it's time to hit the trail. No matter where you are camping in California, DogTrekker.com’s free mobile app
is your guide to dog-friendly hiking in California.
With listings for more than 800 hikes throughout the state, the app provides descriptions, on-leash/off-leash regulations, links to land-management websites and maps to trailheads. more »
Samuel P Taylor State Park - Photo Credit: @cchellyyy
Let’s say you want to go camping but don’t have hours to spare driving to a remote place. Even if you’re an urban dweller, you don’t have to go far to snag a spot in the woods (although you might have trouble with reservations). Here are some of our favorite campgrounds close to urban centers. more »
Gorgeous Mornings - Photo Credit: @larraburuadventures
There are three pet-friendly campgrounds at MacKerricher State Park, just three miles from Fort Bragg in Mendocino County. The primo spot for dogtrekkers at Northern California’s favorite playground has to be Nevada Beach Campground, situated right on the lakeshore and home to the only sandy, off-leash stretch of beach at the lake. And the Eastern Sierra is packed with gorgeous scenery and more campgrounds than you can count. more »