Amador County

Amador County

Amador County is extremely pet friendly; whether in town, at the wineries, hiking the foothills, or attending local events. Accommodations are available  throughout the county for you and your four legged companion all year long. 

From hiking trails, to lakes and rivers for swimming, whether you come for the day, the weekend, or a long vacation, Amador County offers adventures, history, scenic vistas, dog-friendly wineries, and a great place to romp.

Visit Amador County

Visit Amador County - Street sceneGolden discoveries. Discover the serenity of Amador County… where sounds of footsteps on the boardwalks echo off the overhanging balconies. Lean on a hitching post, where dirt once supported the hooves of horses. Imagine a time past, yet preserved, in the small communities that still dot these rolling hills. 

Visit Amador County: What to DoAdventure awaits! Elevations from 200 feet to 9,000 feet make Amador County an endless playground anytime of the year. Amador is an oasis of relaxation, history and fun.

Staying in StyleStaying in style. Pitch your tent in a campground along a stream and pan for gold as the first settlers did, or slumber in a historic home on a feather bed surrounded by modern luxuries.

Food for thought. A stroll through Amador's communities will lead you to locally owned restaurants and cafes, each with a unique flavor.

Sin With The ZinSin with the Zin! The silenced mines of Amador County have been replaced with world-class wines of the Shenandoah Valley and Amador County.

Visit the Gold Country
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Luxury Gold Country farm stay designed for dogs

Maya and Cody take a swim at Dog & Pony Ranch. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
Maya and Cody take a swim at Dog & Pony Ranch. Photo by Dave Kendrick.

We all love exciting, dog-friendly lodging and family experiences, and the farm stay adventure at Dog & Pony Ranch in Amador County stands out on that list.

DogTrekker Barketing Director Maya spends her days hiking off-leash and running around this scenic, 60-acre ranch in the Sierra foothills. She splashes and swims in the dog-friendly pond. She gets nose-to-nose with horses, llamas, mini-donkeys and chickens (with extensive fencing to keep dogs safely separated, of course). She also loves evening downtime with her parents in the luxury lodge-style homemore »

Luxury Gold Country Farm Stay

Photo Credit: Dog & Pony Ranch
Photo Credit: Dog & Pony Ranch

DogTrekker showcases many different types of lodging and family experiences, but none quite compares with the farm stay adventure at Dog & Pony Ranch in Amador County.

Maya,’s Director of Barketing, loves hiking on the 60-acre ranch, swimming in the dog-friendly pond, getting nose-to-nose with the horses, llamas, mini-donkeys and chickens (extensive fencing keeps dogs safely separated) and spending the evenings with her parents in the luxury lodge style homemore »

Much to Adore About Amador County Wine

Andis Wines - Photo Credit: @twopups_and_a_baby
Andis Wines - Photo Credit: @twopups_and_a_baby

This beautiful, rolling county southeast of Sacramento is highly regarded both for its wines and historic towns like Sutter Creek and Plymouth that beg lingering. Six dog-friendly wineries on the Amador County Wine Trail are situated in or near Plymouth, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley wine region. more »

Amador County

Shenandoah Valley, Amador County <br/> Photo Credit: @jeffersonthedood
Shenandoah Valley, Amador County
Photo Credit: @jeffersonthedood

Follow Highway 49 south through Amador County for yet another take on Gold Country. You’ll find lodging at historic, dog-friendly establishments like Hanford House in Sutter Creek, the Imperial Hotel in Amador City and the St. George Hotel in the historic hamlet of Volcano, as well as contemporary Days Inn and Best Western properties. You’ll want to make a weekend of it, as the No. 1 attractions, wine and food, demand lingering. more »

A Few Of Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Public Campgrounds

Wrights Lake <br/>Photo Credit: @lillytheaussie
Wrights Lake
Photo Credit: @lillytheaussie

Almost every public campground in California is dog-friendly, but that doesn’t mean your dog is welcome to hike with you, even on a leash. At most state and national parks, dogs are confined to paved paths, fire roads and picnic areas. If those rules don’t fit your free-roaming style, take heart: There are plenty of other places to camp and hike with your best four-legged friend. Here are two campground-rich areas in Northern California that get the DogTrekker paw of approval. more »

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Emergency Services

Blue Oak Veterinary Hospital
125 Peek St., Ste. E
Jackson, California 95642
Phone: (209) 223-3131

Amador County Animal Control
12340 Airport Rd.
Jackson, California CA
Phone: (209) 223-6378

Acorn Hills Animal Center
80 Ridge Rd., Suite C
Sutter Creek, California
Phone: (209) 267-5554

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