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Dogs Ride Free Through June!

Maeby on the River - Jess Moseley
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 reservationsmore »

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Whether you are traveling to visit a local dog park or looking for great places to camp with your dog in California, plan your trip on and take along the DogTrekker mobile app to locate thousands of things to do with your pup when you get there. Following is our latest newsletter ( Subscribe  | Archives ).

Getting Campy

Getting Campy With Your Dog

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!

Butte Humane Society 2019

Cruiser - Photo Credit: Butte Humane Society
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 »

Airstreams, Dog-friendly Glamping and More

Glamping - Photo Credit: AutoCamp
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 »

How to Reserve, and All About Campground Petiquette

How to Reserve, and All About Campground Petiquette

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 guidemore »

Vet Buzz: Dog First Aid Kit

Packed and ready to go!
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 »

Take a Hike with DogTrekker

DogTrekker Mobile App
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,’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 »

Visit a Close-In, Dog-Friendly Campground

Samuel P Taylor State Park - Photo Credit: @cchellyyy
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 »

Scenery Rules at These Dog-Friendly Destination Campgrounds

Gorgeous Mornings - Photo Credit: @larraburuadventures
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 »

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Dog Travel Events

San Francisco

Bitchin' - An Art Show for Humans and Dogs
May 9, 2019 to July 11, 2019

3245 16th Street, San Francisco, California 94103
Map & directions

Huntington Beach

Wags N Wine
June 16, 2019 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
21080 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, California 92648
Map & directions

San Jose

ShepHeroes in San Jose
June 29, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
607 Coleman Ave., San Jose, California 95110
Map & directions

Paws for a Cause
July 27, 2019

Map & directions

Vet Buzz

Vet Buzz: Dangers on the Trail

Let's go! - Photo Credit: Pezibear
By Dr. Chris Pitts, RVT, of Broadway Animal Hospital

Summer hiking is here, and you want to take Fido out to romp in the hills! Here are a few things to keep in mind to continue your fun in the sun. more »

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