The Desert Region cuts through five counties of the southeastern portion of California and encompasses millions of acres of protected lands. This vast region is very dog-friendly, from the Greater Palm Springs
area (cities of the Coachella Valley), to Joshua Tree and Anza Borrego and up to Death Valley.
The stories below give you some great ideas of how to get the most doggone fun out of the region. A reminder, when traveling in the deserts in winter or summer, be sure you and your pup are well hydrated and be aware of your surroundings. Here are some tips
to keep everyone safe.
Photo Credit: @mee.uhh
The Greater Palm Springs crowd takes its love of dogs seriously. Beyond the pet-friendly resorts and restaurants throughout the destination, pups enter photo contests and rule the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo, Animal Samaritans has their back, they ride the BUZZ, and enjoy doggy pampering, playtime, and parties at Venus de Fido. more »
Archie on the Araby Trail - Photo Credit: @betsy_cooper
When you and Duke want a dose of adventure, head out on one of the dog-friendly trails in Greater Palm Springs. From no-sweat nature hikes to exhilarating uphill climbs, there’s plenty to explore in this eye-catching oasis with its vast network of trails weaving through canyons, foothills, and mountains. Here are five hiking trails that will have you both bounding with enthusiasm during your odyssey outdoors. more »
The Grill on Main - Photo Credit: @lupi_sayer
Perfect weather for eating al fresco makes Greater Palm Springs an ideal locale to dine with your dog. In fact, countless eateries cater to pups with water bowls, treats, and plenty of social interaction—from casual cafés to fine dining under the stars. When happy hour rolls around, you’re likely to find a dog-friendly bar patio hosting yappy hour too. We’ve tracked down five top hotspots for hounds and humans alike. more »
Parker Palm Springs - Photo Credit: @mimi___cry
In Greater Palm Springs, you’ll find plenty of options to accommodate your four-legged friend. At many hotels, expect to see your pooch pampered with a plethora of fantastic perks—from snuggly dog beds and signature pet menus to in-room massage and tantalizing munchies. And with the exception of the new Hotel Paseo, the historic properties below have been beautifully restored. You and Fido may never want to leave. more »
Feelin' the retro vibes at Hotel Paseo. Photo Credit: @about_abu
Retro is all the rage these days, and what could be more mid-century stylish than an overnight stay in one of those sleek aluminum Airstream trailers updated for today’s DogTrekkers? There are quite a few places in SoCal where you can indulge. A few: more »