Central Valley

Central Valley

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The Central Valley is both California’s breadbasket and a jumping-off point for excursions to wine country, Gold Country, the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe.

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The Central Valley comprises parts of 11 counties and stretches from Kern County in the south to Vacaville and Yolo County just west of Sacramento, plus Glenn and Yuba Counties further north.

Check out the dog-friendly Yolo County Wine Trail
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Lots New to See and Do in Rancho Cordova

Lucas at American River Parkway - Photo Credit: @_lucas.sacul_
Lucas at American River Parkway - Photo Credit: @_lucas.sacul_

Highway 50 buzzes right through Rancho Cordova between Sacramento and Folsom, so unless you pull off to explore, you won’t know what you’re missing. Start, perhaps with an overnight stay at a dog-friendly hotel and get a complimentary Sierra Foothills Wine Tasting Passport good for two people at eight regional wineries that welcome dogs. more »

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento

Ava gets cozy at Kimpton Sawyer Hotel <br/> Photo Credit: @the92008
Ava gets cozy at Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
Photo Credit: @the92008

Smack downtown in the middle of the action surrounding the new Golden 1 Center (home of the Sacramento Kings), the new, 260-room Kimpton Sawyer co-anchors a developing retail and entertainment district called Downtown Commons (DoCo for short). Like every Kimpton, this one welcomes pets of all shapes, sizes and breeds at no extra charge, more »

First Stop: Start in Sacramento

I'm 21 in dog years!. Photo Credit: @elbyandbart

The California capital makes a great jumping-off place for DogTrekkers poised for a trip to high country. Snuggle into a dog-friendly hotel, dine on a restaurant patio with your pup at your side, take a scenic hike on the American River Parkway, and you’ll be primed to head “up the hill” for your next stop on your high Sierra road trip. more »

Tiptoe Through the Tulips in Davis

A delicate floral nose...
A delicate floral nose...

Sometimes a lovely May day beckons with a leisurely stroll, rather than a full-on hike. For DogTrekkers who enjoy spring blooms, few places bring richer rewards than the UC Davis Arboretum, 100 acres of meticulously curated botanical gardens bordering a  paved path that runs for almost two miles along Putah Creek, a scenic stream burbling through the university campus on the edge of dog-friendly Davis. With so many plants in flower, you’ll have as many aromas to sniff as your dog, whose nose will naturally gravitate to places yours doesn’t. more »

Stake a Claim in Sacramento

Dog running free
Photo Credit: Eileen McFall (CC)
If you’re one for “spoke and wheel” getaways, the centrally located state capital makes a great hub for day trips throughout the region. Of course, you and Sparky might find so much to do that you won’t even want to leave town. more »

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Dog Travel Events


Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade & Costume Contest
October 27, 2018 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
614 E Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, California 95688
Map & directions


Trick or Treat - FestiFall & Costume Contest
October 27, 2018 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
905 Leidesdorff St., Folsom, California 95630
Map & directions


Sacramento SPCA's Hound Dog Hop
October 27, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
6201 Florin-Perkins Rd., Sacramento, California 95828
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Yappy Hour at The Brass Tap
October 28, 2018
783 Orange Dr., Vacaville, California 95687
Map & directions

Emergency Services

All Creatures Veterinary Emergency Clinic
7707 West Ln., Ste. A
Stockton, California 95210
Phone: (209) 472-7387

VCA Bradshaw Animal Hospital
9609 Bradshaw Rd.
Elk Grove, California 95624
Phone: (916) 685-2494

Visalia Animal Care Center - Lost Dogs
29016 Hwy. 99
Visalia, California 93277
Phone: (559) 713-4700

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