Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

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

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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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Wild Blue Dog Camp

Now 2 camps to choose from!
May 31-June 6, 2020
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
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
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 »

Say Hello to Fall on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore

Spruce Grove Cabins - Photo Credit: chief_woodenhead
Spruce Grove Cabins - Photo Credit: chief_woodenhead

Labor Day weekend marks a big turning point at Lake Tahoe. Activity slows down after that busy weekend, tourists go home, kids go back to school and communities around Big Blue breathe a sigh of relief. Lodging rates go down, too, making it a great time to visit with your dog. more »

Scenery Rules at These Dog-Friendly Campgrounds

Gorgeous Mornings - Photo Credit: @larraburuadventures
Gorgeous Mornings - Photo Credit: @larraburuadventures

There are three pet-friendly campgrounds at MacKerricher State Park, just three miles from Fort Bragg in Mendocino County. The primo spot for dogtrekkers at Northern California’s favorite playground has to be Nevada Beach Campground, situated right on the lakeshore and home to the only sandy, off-leash stretch of beach at the lake. And the Eastern Sierra is packed with gorgeous scenery and more campgrounds than you can count. more »

Going to the Snow? Get a Sno-Park Permit First

I got my permit! Photo Credit: Jennifer Faulk
I got my permit! Photo Credit: Jennifer Faulk

It's winter and we get it: You want to spend as much time as possible playing in the snow. So why waste time and energy looking for a place to park? You’ll enjoy easy access to prime snow-play areas and ski/hike/snowshoe trails with a Sno-Park permit providing access to plowed parking lots at 18 Sierra Nevada locations. Click here for the lowdown. more »

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Wild Blue Dogs Summer Camp
May 31, 2020 to June 6, 2020

4-H Rd., Stateline, Nevada 89449
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Wild Blue Dogs Fall Camp
September 7, 2020 to September 13, 2020

4-H Rd., Stateline, Nevada 89449
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Emergency Services

Animal Emergency Center
6425 South Virginia St.
Reno, Nevada
Phone: (775) 851-3600

Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital
3389 S. Carson St.
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Phone: (775) 883-8238

Washoe County Animal Services - Lost Dogs
2825 Longley Ln.
Reno, Nevada 89502
Phone: (775) 353-8900


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