Tri-Valley Region

Tri-Valley Region

The Tri-Valley region, east of the San Francisco Bay Area, is a dog-friendly destination that surprises travelers with its wide-open spaces and historic town centers. The region takes its name from Amador, Livermore and San Ramon valleys that embrace the communities of Danville, Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton, each of which has something special to offer DogTrekkers.


In the Tri-Valley region, the dog-friendly amenities are many and the scenery flawless, making for a truly unique dog-friendly travel experience. Tri it!

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Call it a Night in the Tri-Valley

 Luke at Sheraton Pleasanton Hotel <br/> Photo Credit: @slandgirlinjourney
Luke at Sheraton Pleasanton Hotel
Photo Credit: @slandgirlinjourney

Sure, you could commute from the Bay Area or Sacramento, but why not make a weekend of it? After a day of hiking or touring the wine or craft-beer trails, it’s nice to stay for dinner, pull into a nearby hotel and spend the night. By our count, more than two dozen Tri-Valley hotels welcome four-legged visitors (use the handy dog-friendly check box at to filter hotels). more »

Not All Tri-Valley Trails Are Made for Walking

McKay's Taphouse & Beer Garden - Photo Credit: @kamperdoodle

Think of a trail, and you probably envision a path for hiking or biking, right? In the Tri-Valley, however, not all trails are made for ambulating from place to place. The region also boasts a Beer Trail, a Wine Trail and an Ice Cream Trail. Each is a collection of establishments, many of them dog-friendly, where you can indulge in your passion for brew, vino or tasty treats. more »

Urban Delights Along the Iron Horse Trail

Photo Credit: @gio.n.theo
Photo Credit: @gio.n.theo

The Tri-Valley is nothing if not progressive when it comes to providing DogTrekkers and other residents with outdoor opportunities, and the Iron Horse Regional Trail is a great example. This 32-mile, multi-use path, paved all the way, runs between Concord and the Pleasanton/Dublin BART station along the abandoned Southern Pacific Railway right-of-way. Shared by cyclists, equestrians and pedestrians (including those of the four-legged variety), it connects schools, business centers, parks, regional trails and public transportation. more »

In the Tri-Valley, Wide Open Space for You and Your Dog

Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve <br/> Photo Credit: @mr_wigglebutt
Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve
Photo Credit: @mr_wigglebutt

The story behind why the Tri-Valley region has more open space than urban sprawl is long and complex, but there’s no arguing with the results! All four towns in the region are situated in close proximity to parcels within the vast East Bay Regional Park system, where dogs can hike with their people off-leash in many open-space and undeveloped areas, provided they are under strict voice control at all times. more »

Tri-Valley: Trails to Treats

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The Bay Area’s Tri-Valley region, just 45 minutes east of San Francisco, is a sunny paradise for hiking dogs and their people, rewarding both with lots of wide open spaces and scenic vistas.

The four cities that make up the Tri-Valley region, PleasantonDanvilleDublin and Livermore, each have something special to offer DogTrekkers. more »

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Dog Travel Events


Bay Area Pet Fair 2019
September 14, 2019 to September 15, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, California 94566
Map & directions


Tails at Twilight 2019
September 21, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
4651 Gleason Drive, Dublin, California 94568
Map & directions


Wags to Riches 2019
October 5, 2019 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
170 Lindbergh Avenue, Livermore, California 94551
Map & directions

Emergency Services

Amador Valley Veterinary Hospital
1809 Santa Rita Rd., Ste. M
Pleasanton, California 94566
Phone: (925) 462-3646

Ironhorse Vetcare Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Care Center
7660 Amador Valley Blvd.
Dublin, California 94568
Phone: (925) 556-1234

SAGE Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care
7121 Amador Plaza Rd.
Dublin, California 94568
Phone: (925) 574-7243

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