Truckee, California

Truckee, California

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Get a Dog-Friendly Lift at Mammoth Or Tahoe

Northstar - Photo Credit: @booradleyjj
Northstar - Photo Credit: @booradleyjj

Why walk when you can ride? OK, lots of reasons…But both you and your dog will enjoy the novelty of a lift-assisted hike at the Northstar California, Squaw/Alpine or Mammoth Mountain ski resorts, all of which welcome four-legged passengers in their enclosed aerial conveyances. There’s not much time left this season to hitch a ride, so better get those paws in gear! more »

Stroller-Friendly Hikes for Wheels, Feet and Paws

Photo Credit: @beckham_gene
Photo Credit: @beckham_gene

There are thousands of places to hike with kids and dogs in California, but if you’re new to an area, it can be hard to know just where to go, especially if you have tots in a stroller. You can always go to DogTrekker.com’s new Family-Friendly section to read the latest stories. Plus, here are a few paw- and kid-tested suggestions. more »

Last Chance for High-Country Hikes With Your Dog

Dog on trail
Photo Credit: theilr (CC)
This in-between time of year, when snowfall in the mountains is still light or nonexistent, is a great time for one last hike in the high country with your four-legged friends. Check conditions before you go, come prepared for changing weather, wear waterproof boots, keep an eye to the sky, bring water for yourself and your dog, pack snowshoes just in case—and enjoy. Here are five favorite rambles not far off of Interstate 80. more »

Truckee Humane takes in Thai dogs

Mable the dog
Mable is still up for adoption
The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT) has taken in three dogs rescued in Thailand. Soi Dog, a Thai rescue organization saved the animals from an illegal dog-meat trade then worked with HSTT to shelter the trio and find them homes. They arrived in Truckee January 18. This is the first time HSTT has taken in animals from an international shelter.

The Truckee shelter is only one of two in the U.S. Soi Dog has worked with. Soi Dog works with a handful of other countries to protect abused and neglected animals. According to Emily Watt, animal programs manager at HSTT, the illegal meat trade is a prominent issue in Thailand. Dogs are often lured away from homes to be captured and sold into the meat trade. more »

Close Encounters in Nevada County

Two dogs in boat in California
Baxter and Montana in Nevada County. Photo: Bob White (CC)
Truckee, Grass Valley, Nevada City…. some of Northern California’s favorite dog-friendly vacation destinations are situated along the Highway 49 and Interstate 80 corridors in Nevada County. Historic Nevada City, with its hopping downtown and dog-friendly lodging, makes a great base for a weekend getaway. more »

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