Dog-friendly Butte County

Butte County

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Take with you as you travel through the golden state of California. We'll help you find dog-friendly hotels, restaurants, hikes, beaches, wineries, local services and so much more. Simply click on the links to the left to begin your trek.
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Kick Some Butte

"Fly off" at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. <br/>Photo Credit: Janet Fullwood
"Fly off" at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.
Photo Credit: Janet Fullwood

Butte County, a quick 70 miles north of Sacramento via interstate 5, is more than just drive-by country. Besides being home to Chico, a vibrant college town; and Lake Oroville, second-largest reservoir in the state, it cradles several wildlife preserves where you and your canine companion can hike (and sniff) in the company of millions of honking, quacking, chirping, whistling winged critters. more »

Where to Float Away

Floating away. Photo Credit: Björn Söderqvist (CC)
Floating away. Photo Credit: Björn Söderqvist (CC)

Northern California has more houseboating opportunities than any other state in the Union, but a little homework is always in order. For comprehensive information and comparisons, check in with Forever Resorts, biggest player in the state, and with web-based booking agencies and, each of which represents multiple operators. Meanwhile, from north to south, here are some premier places to float your boat. more »

Butte County Getaway With Humphrey

Bidwell Park
Bidwell Park
Just an hour north of Sacramento, Butte County is a great place for an outdoorsy getaway with your canine companion. The surprises start in the county seat of Chico, home to Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, a California State University Campus and Bidwell Park, more than three times larger than San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park at 3,618 acres. more »

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Dog Travel Events


Bidwell Bark 2018
May 5, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Chico, California 95928
Map & directions

Emergency Services

Valley Oak Veterinary Center
2480 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Parkway
Chico, California 95298
Phone: (530) 342-7387

Chico Animal Shelter - Lost Dogs
2579 Fair Street
Chico, California 95928
Phone: (530) 894-5630

Butte County Animal Control - Lost Dogs
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, California 95965
Phone: (530) 538-7409

Humane Societies/Shelters

Butte Humane Society
2579 Fair St.
Chico, California 95928
Phone: (530) 345-3500

Northwest SPCA
2787 South Fifth Avenue
Oroville, California 95965
Phone: (530) 533-7636

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