Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe for generations has been Northern California’s favorite dog-friendly travel spot. And why not?

Lake Tahoe Map, Copyright 2015

The largest alpine lake in North America is a scenic gem straddling two states and offering endless recreational opportunities. Dogs and their people who love the great outdoors will find nothing else quite like it in terms of amenities, both natural and manmade. Whether you gravitate to four stars or consider it heavenly to sleep under the stars, you’re in business at Tahoe.

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Tahoe Splash!

Wild Blue Dog Camp at Lake Tahoe
Wild Blue Dog Camp at Lake Tahoe

Go for a beach romp, a hike or a tram ride—or, go to camp with Wild Blue Dogs! Summer is high season at Northern California’s favorite vacation destination, and now, with the state’s pandemic restrictions easing up, you can lower the mask and breath deep of that invigorating mountain air. Here are some tried and true DogTrekker tips on how to enjoy Big Blue with your four-legged sidekick. more »

Finding Gold in El Dorado County

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historical Park
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historical Park

El Dorado County is reopening, but with caution. Its website sets out a California Responsible Travel Code that potential visitors are encouraged to read and abide by. At present, dine-in restaurants and wineries that don’t serve food are closed. But increased outdoor dining options from Placerville into South Lake Tahoe bring plenty of other choices for DogTrekkers who enjoy al fresco munching with their pups by their sides. more »

Find A Dog-Friendly Place In Placer County

Hidden Falls  Regional Park - @lillyshertigal
Hidden Falls  Regional Park - @lillyshertigal

Placer County is large and diverse, stretching from just north of Sacramento County all the way to Tahoe’s north shore. In between are hundreds of square miles of national forest lands, including dog-friendly Auburn State Recreation Area, stretching 20 miles along two forks of the American River. Less well known but an excellent destination for hikers with dogs is Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park, which is under jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, which is not restrictive about dogs on trails. more »

Wild Blue Dog Camp

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September 7-13, 2020
Does it break your heart to leave your best buddy behind when it comes to vacation planning? Then your vacation dream has come true! Wild Blue Dogs is hosting two amazing camps this summer in gorgeous Lake Tahoe. Wild Blue Dogs is a non-profit organization raising awareness and funding for canine cancer treatment.
Bailey at Wild Blue Dog Camp

Wild Blue Dogs will be hosting two week-long dog camps (summer and fall) — held on the South Lake Tahoe waterfront, in a fenced, 33-acre campground. Wild Blue dog camps offer a full schedule of fun, training and camaraderie in activities ranging from agility and kayaking to nose work and dog photography. All activities and classes are taught by certified and professional trainers, and hikes are led by experienced trail guides. The choices are diverse, ranging from hiking to tricks, rally, recall, tracking, water sports, fun & easy training methods and more.
Dock Diving
Dock Diving
Wild Blue Dogs is proud to announce the addition of several fantastic internationally known Trainers to our staff. Michael Shikashio will be joining us for Fall Camp, as will Moira Hechenleitner. Kelly Keebler, Lynda Piercy, & Terry Goodwin will be joining us in Summer Camp! We are so fortunate to have them!

Camp sessions can be all-inclusive with meals and lodging or arrange your own offsite lodging and enjoy our meals and activities.
Coursing at Wild Blue Dog Camp
Register Early and Save!
Several price points for Wild Blue camps are offered, depending on lodging choice. There is an early-bird discount of $150 for those who make their deposit for the fall camp by April 30. Refer a friend (or friends) and get a $100 discount for each one. There are limited reservations still available for both camps, but are filling up fast, especially the spring camp.
Arne and Bentley
Arne and Bentley at Wild Blue Dog Camp
What is Wild Blue Dogs?
Cancer is the number one killer of dogs. Six million dogs will be diagnosed this year alone and most will die within the year. Wild Blue’s need-based treatment program offers grants to people lacking the resources to pay for their pet’s cancer treatment. Fundraising activities include two, week-long dog camps plus other fun get-togethers throughout the year. Wild Blue Dogs supports research in comparative oncology, which is focused on the link between cancer in dogs and cancer in humans. By finding ways to treat dogs we are also finding the most promising advances in treatment, including new drug therapy, gene therapy, immune system therapies, bone marrow transplants and advanced surgical techniques.
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At Tahoe: Plowed Trails for Tails

At Tahoe: Plowed Trails for Tails

Sometimes when in snow country you just want to walk the dog, not make a gear-heavy, ski or snowshoe production of it. At Lake Tahoe, you’re in luck with a network of plowed, multipurpose trails covering many miles around the region. . The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition has an online map that will help you find a plowed winter path perfect for walking your canine companion. more »

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