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Protect Marin County's Parks & Open Spaces - Yes on A

Measure A funds at work
Measure A funds at work
Measure A's quarter-cent sales tax supports parks, open space, and agricultural lands across Marin. These funds can't be used for any other purpose. The existing Measure A has not only supported Marin County Parks facilities and programs but also become an important funding resource for city and town parks and family farms that contribute to Marin’s food supply. 

In 2012, supported Parks Measure A and voters approved a one-quarter of one percent sales tax (County Ordinance 3586) to support parks, open space, and agricultural lands across Marin. This is a Measure A Extension that we need to say YES to.

Here is more information on the Measure A Extension and a look at all of the projects that the original Measure A funded. Vote yes and continue to enjoy our incredible park system with your pup.  more »

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Stanford Inn, sustainable by nature

Fresh sea breezes. Fido-friendly paddling, pedaling and hiking. Sustainable practices and cleaning products. Local wine and produce plated hours after harvest. Simple suggestions for living well. Enjoy highlights like these at dog-passionate Stanford Inn by the Sea, a historic farm and eco-resort on the Mendocino coast.

The Stanford Inn - authentically eco-minded

At the Stanford Inn, being eco-minded is not just a buzzword!
At the Stanford Inn, being eco-minded is not just a buzzword!

A 2022 report from Expedia Group explores the brand principles that travelers value: a commitment to sustainability, small crowds, local businesses and mental well-being top that list. At the Stanford Inn, these values aren’t just buzzwords. Since the early 1980s, owners Joan and Jeff Stanford have been guided by a purpose-driven, light-on-the-land mindset. That ethic influences everything at the resort, including room amenities, menu items, guest programs, conservation practices and even cleaning products. more »

Leave No Dog Behind

Leave No Dog Behind

One simple mission has always guided DogTrekker’s work: Leave no dog behind, whether you’re on vacation or at a shelter. Since day one, we’ve dedicated our revenue and resources to California animal welfare organizations—including nearly 375 groups featured through DogTrekker channels. We thank our destination partners for their generous support of this work. We also thank you, loyal readers, for opening your hearts and pocketbooks to help save, heal and find forever homes for dogs (and cats) in need.
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Activities for Every Family Member at the Stanford Inn

Canoe the Big River. Photo courtesy of Catch A Canoe.
Canoe the Big River. Photo courtesy of Catch A Canoe.

With a blufftop location above sparkling Mendocino Bay, the Stanford Inn by the Sea is a convenient home base for adventurers of all ages. Beaches and hiking trails are a big draw here on the rugged California coast; you’ll find four state parks within two miles of the property. Catch A Canoe & Bicycles, Too! rents equipment on the resort grounds, complete with specialized gear for pups. more »

Walking Trails and Waggin’ Tails Near the Stanford Inn

Dog-sailing on Big River. Photo courtesy of Catch A Canoe.
Dog-sailing on Big River. Photo courtesy of Catch A Canoe.

Stanford Inn Wellness Programs Director Sid Garza-Hillman oversees experiences that help resort guests recharge, revive and restore their health. One of his favorite recommendations is a simple one: walking. Taking more steps benefits both humans and their four-legged family members. With gorgeous beaches, state parks and small-town streets all within a stone’s throw of the Stanford Inn, it’s a great place to start. more »

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Vet Buzz

It's Winter: Dogs and Mushrooms Alert

A few years ago, the Pet Health Network reported that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s dog sadly died of mushroom poisoning. On Instagram, he left an important message that resonates today as much as it did then:

“This mushroom happened to have a lethal toxicity and within hours it was rapidly destroying [Brutus’] liver and immune system to the point of no return.

We encourage all of you out there to be mindful of mushrooms in your yards, parks or anywhere outside your dogs play. What looks innocent, can be deadly to your lil' family members…” more »

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