Dog-friendly Alameda County

Alameda County

Dog Friendly in Alameda CountyAlameda County—home to Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward and Pleasanton, among other communities—is blessed with more dog-friendly public lands than most counties 10 times its size. Recreational opportunities are available on public lands in the expansive East Bay Regional Park System.

You can also enjoy off-leash privileges in the parks’ undeveloped areas. Redwood Regional Park is a cool sanctuary of giant trees, Tilden Regional Park, in the Berkeley Hills, is a 2,078-acre escape from urban life, and in Del Valle Regional Park, you can follow up a hike in the hills with a row in a rented boat. Designated dog parks also proliferate in this extremely dog-friendly county.
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Tap into California's Newest Beer Trail

Tap into California

Northern California’s Tri-Valley once supplied hops—a primary ingredient in beer—to brewers around the world. Those roots are reflected in an emerging craft-beer scene drawing visitors and their four-legged companions. Located just 45 minutes east of the Golden Gate Bridge, the region is made up of the charming towns of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Danville. more »

East Bay Hikes for Fresh-Air Fiends

Sunol Regional Wilderness. Photo Credit: @rufiosf
Sunol Regional Wilderness. Photo Credit: @rufiosf

Don’t come to Oakland or the Tri-Valley without your hiking shoes! You’ll need them, along with a leash, to explore open-space preserves more »

Beer or Wine, Rain or Shine

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Jagger D'Wagger exploring Danville. Photo Credit: @catlovesjaggerdwagger

Northern California’s love affair with craft beer and local wines just keeps getting stronger, with new breweries and wineries springing up all over Oakland and the Tri-Valley region. more »

Lots to Wag About in Tri-Valley

Pleasanton Pooch Parade. Photo Credit: JD Lasica (CC)
Pleasanton Pooch Parade. Photo Credit: JD Lasica (CC)

For those who live in San Francisco, Sacramento and most points in between, the Tri-Valley region, with its rolling topography and semi-rural character, offers a refreshing change of venue for weekend explorers traveling with their dogs. more »

Dog-friendly Tri-Valley Region Trails

tri valley trails
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, Pleasanton, Danville, Dublin and Livermore, each have something special to offer DogTrekkers. What they all have in common is their proximity to 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 control at all times. more »

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May 7, 2017 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
8323 Baldwin St., Oakland, California 94621
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July 15, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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April 30, 2017 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Emergency Services

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2380 Nissen Dr.
Livermore, California 94550
Phone: (925) 373-1700

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6275 Dublin Blvd.
Dublin, California 94568
Phone: (925) 828-9393

Extended Stay America - Oakland
3650 Mandela Pkwy.
Emeryville, California 94608
Phone: (510) 923-1481

Humane Societies/Shelters

Berkeley Animal Services
2013 Second St.
Berkeley, California 94710

Berkeley East Bay Humane Society
2700 Ninth St.
Berkeley, California 94710
Phone: (510) 845-7735

Valley Humane Society
3670 Nevada St.
Pleasanton, California 94566
Phone: (925) 426-8656

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