Win an "Oakland Dogcation" at Claremont Club & Spa - Fairmont Hotel. 

A person holding a dog stands beside the text on the left, while the right showcases the grand hotel building amid trees, with the DogTrekker Home logo included.
A carved wooden sculpture of a dog's head stands out, showcasing detailed craftsmanship. Behind it, an Oakland street appears blurred but recognizable with trees and parked cars lining the pavement. The sculpture features a collar adorned with intricate patterns.

Discover dog-friendly Oakland: A canine paradise

Oakland is a fantastic place to visit or live with your dog. It’s sunny when San Francisco is foggy, and it’s very dog-friendly when some
Bella. Photo by Roger Coryell.

How to find a lost dog: Essential tips

Our rescue dog Bella, who came to us from Rocket Dog Rescue, was a world-class escape artist. There was no gate she couldn’t get through,
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Six water safety tips to protect your dog

Plenty of dog breeds love swimming, splashing and playing fetch on the beach, especially on hot summer afternoons. By following
A Golden Retriever stands in the shallow water beside a lakeside dock in Lake County. The dog's wet fur glistens under the sunlight. In the background, a serene lake is framed by mountainous terrain, with a clear blue sky overhead.

Water fun and wineries in Lake County

Fresh air, bright skies and pretty scenery distinguish Lake County. Tucked about two hours north of San Francisco, it’s anchored

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A woman in a lab coat is holding a puppy in a laboratory. She examines the pup attentively while next to her, a computer monitor shows images of brain activity. The room is softly lit to create a calm environment, minimizing stress for the dog. This setup suggests an ongoing scientific study focused on dog interactions.

Interactions with dogs boost human brain activity and reduce stress

A groundbreaking study published in PLOS ONE is shedding light on the profound impact that interacting with dogs can have on human brain activity and overall mental well-being. Researchers discover that activities such as petting, walking, and playing with dogs significantly enhance brainwave patterns associated with relaxation and concentration, providing

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A woman lifts a small white dog from a van marked "Compassion Without Borders." Nearby, two people—one in a plaid shirt and the other in a blue staff shirt—watch. The cages inside the van and trees in the background suggest that this organization rescues dogs from Mexico.

Compassion Without Borders rescues 28 dogs in mission to Mexico

As the summer sun bakes California, the highways are dotted with camper vans bound for adventure. But for Moncho and Dr. Christi Camblor, founders of Compassion Without Borders, the call of the road has a deeper purpose. This June, they embarked on a grueling journey, loading up their van with
A person with curly hair smiles at their dog. They both share a quiet moment, lit by the warm glow of a sunset. The background shows soft, blurred trees and grass, highlighting the close bond between them and their recently adopted pet.

The joy of a ‘foster fail’ in dog rescue

The foster system: a lifeline for dogs In the world of dog rescue, the term “foster fail” is widely recognized and celebrated. Despite what the term might suggest, a foster fail is far from a failure. Instead, it signifies a heartwarming success story where a temporary foster home becomes a

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