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Tenaya Lodge – the Yosemite home for you and Fido


Tyler Welcomes Maya to Tenaya Lodge
Tyler Welcomes Maya to Tenaya Lodge
Yosemite – Mariposa County’s Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is the destination for you and your dog for a Yosemite adventure. When it comes to dog-friendliness, Tenaya takes the biscuit! The lodge features countless pet-friendly rooms and all of the new Explorer Cabins are pet-friendly. Packages meant to pamper Fido that include dog massages and gourmet treats made by Tenaya’s Executive Chef. There’s even a comfy bed for your furry friend to enjoy next to yours. more »

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Winter woes are being taken over by warm weather in California, and what better way than to head out for a dog-friendly hike and finish off with an ice cold beer at a dog-friendly brewery! Check out some off our favorite pet-friendly trails and breweries in the beautiful city of Concord below, or let DogTrekker.com and the DogTrekker mobile app be your trusty guide to all the best dog-friendly places to go, things to do, and sites to see in your area. Following is our latest newsletter ( Subscribe  | Archives ).


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Concord Celebrates East Bay Dog-friendly Trails

One of the main attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area is the vast amount of open space in the surrounding hills, where fresh air and expansive views let you forget all about traffic and congestion. The dog-friendly East Bay community of Concord makes a perfect base camp for spring-green treks both on- and off-leash on some of California’s most cherished public lands.

East Bay Regional Park District: Pick A Dog-Friendly Trail, Any Trail

Zoe and DJ Running at Fairmont Ridge. Photo: marymactavish (cc)
Zoe and DJ Running at Fairmont Ridge. Photo: marymactavish (cc)

If all 1,250 miles of trails within the East Bay Regional Park District stretched in a straight line up and down the West Coast, they’d reach from San Diego to Seattle. Instead, the pathways dip and dive over 120,536 open-space acres within a network of 65 parks enjoyed by hikers, bikers and equestrians, as well as DogTrekkers grateful for the opportunity to disconnect from the leash while away from developed areas. As you will see as you read on, many are close to the town of Concord. More... more »

Naturalist John Muir's Dog-friendly Legacy

John Muir Land Trust West Hills Farm
John Muir Land Trust West Hills Farm

John Muir might be most famous for his conservation efforts in the Yosemite region, but he wrote and raised a family in the East Bay community near Concord and cherished the rolling landscapes. The John Muir Land Trust was created 30 years ago to protect a growing collage of ranches, farms, parks and shorelines that total more than 2,500 open-space acres in Contra Costa County, all open to the public for recreation and education. more »

Dog-friendly EBMUD: What is It?

Lafayette Reservoir / Photo: EBMUD
Lafayette Reservoir / Photo: EBMUD

While many visitors to the Concord/East Bay are familiar with the expansive East Bay Regional Park District, the preserves managed by the East Bay Municipal Utility District are off-the-grid for most. Yet two recreation areas surrounding reservoirs offer plenty of sights, sounds and sniffs to keep your tail-wagger engaged, although she’s not allowed in the water. more »

Concord, Gateway to East Bay Hiking

Concord, Gateway to East Bay Hiking

The Contra Costa County town of Concord calls itself a “Northern California Original,” and it’s easy to see why. With a booming craft brew scene, creative dining options and a thriving music scene (it’s the birthplace of jazz great Dave Brubeck and the Concord record label), quick access to thousands of acres of open space and massive Mount Diablo looming in its backyard, it’s an East Bay oasis for outdoorsy types. more »

The Pros and Cons of Sleeping With Your Dog

The Pros and Cons of Sleeping With Your Dog

By Aaron Teixeira, Shelter Behavior Manager at the San Francisco SPCA There are many myths about letting your dog share your bed, as well as possible concerns and benefits. The most harmful myth is that it’s important is establish dominance by not letting your dog into your bed, and that doing so will cause behavior problems. I assure you, this is not the case. Unfortunately, some dog trainers and a few behavior “experts” are still trying to convince dog owners that dominance theory applies to pet dogs. I can also assure you that your dog is not planning to take over the world by sleeping in your bed. more »

Contra Costa Humane Society

Joey. Photo: Contra Costa Humane Society
Joey. Photo: Contra Costa Humane Society

Here's Joey! This handsome German shepherd guy is 3 years old and bursting with happy, playful personality. You'd have trouble finding a more people-loving dog than Joey, and he's great with other dogs too. He's affectionate and loving, and looking for active fun (Fetch! Hiking! Running!). He's also looking for a nice cozy place to curl up beside you when it's time to settle down and be quiet. more »

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Dog Travel Events

Freeport

PetSmart National Adoption Day - Sacramento
February 29, 2020 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
8226 Delta Shores Circle South, Freeport, California 95832
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Campbell

Leap Day Adoption Event - Campbell
February 29, 2020 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
1902 S Bascom Ave., Campbell, California 95008
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Fresno

The Pet Expo
March 6, 2020 to March 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
1121 South Chance Ave., Fresno, California 93702
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Santa Clara

Humane Society Silicon Valley's Fur Ball 2020 at Levi's® Stadium
March 28, 2020 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, California 95054
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Vet Buzz

The Pros and Cons of Sleeping With Your Dog

By Aaron Teixeira, Shelter Behavior Manager at the San Francisco SPCA There are many myths about letting your dog share your bed, as well as possible concerns and benefits. The most harmful myth is that it’s important is establish dominance by not letting your dog into your bed, and that doing so will cause behavior problems. I assure you, this is not the case. Unfortunately, some dog trainers and a few behavior “experts” are still trying to convince dog owners that dominance theory applies to pet dogs. I can also assure you that your dog is not planning to take over the world by sleeping in your bed. more »

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