Dog-friendly Mendocino County

Mendocino County

Dog-friendly Mendocino County is one of the most canine welcoming destinations on Earth, a place you where you and your dog can rest at cozy B&Bs, luxury resorts and everything in between. Explore this wilderness wonderland with wine tasting, beach access and hundreds of miles of trails to trek. In Mendocino County there is so much more to experience with your dog. DogTrekker.com® is here to show you some of our favorites.
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A pedigreed playground for your pup

A pedigreed playground for your pup


The active Noyo Harbor fishing village sets an engaging backdrop for a Noyo Harbor Inn stay. Walk your dog around the village, or plan adventures at the area’s state parks, beaches, botanical gardens and attractions. Ride the famous Skunk Train. Admire shimmering Glass Beach at sunset. Photograph Fort Bragg murals. You’ll find plenty of fun for you and your four-legged friends. more »

Paws for dinner on the patio

Paws for dinner on the patio


Perched on the river’s edge, the inn’s Harborview Bistro and Bar offers indoor dining and open-air deck and garden seats. Pup-friendly patio spots fill up fast, especially on sunny summer evenings. Local, organic elements headline the brunch, happy hour and dinner menus crafted by Executive Chef Fabrice Jean-Pierre Duboc. more »

Best in show: Dog-friendly Noyo Harbor Inn

Best in show: Dog-friendly Noyo Harbor Inn

Welcome to Fort Bragg, where dog-friendly rooms at the Noyo Harbor Inn overlook the tree-lined Noyo River. The inn features waterfront patio dining, spa services and authentic Craftsman details dating back more than a century.

It also serves as an upscale home base for enjoying canoe routes, coastal trails, photo walks and Skunk Train rides. The historic line travels Mendocino County’s classic Redwood Route, providing a dog-friendly introduction to the region’s scenic highlights.
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Redwoods, railroads and Mendocino County magic

Ride the famous Skunk Train, Mendocino County
Ride the famous Skunk Train, Mendocino County

California Western Railroad lines have wound through majestic Mendocino County redwoods for 135 years. Affectionately known as the “Skunk Train,” this celebrated attraction welcomes travelers and their four-legged friends on five historic trains traveling two unforgettable routes.

The experience anchors an array of dog-friendly adventures on California’s rugged North Coast, from sampling local brews in Fort Bragg, to hiking more than 20 state parks, beaches and reserves dotting Mendocino County. Punch your ticket and start planning today.

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Board the storied Skunk Train

Kayla boards the Skunk Train
Kayla boards the Skunk Train

Experience classic Mendocino County on the California Western Railroad’s Redwood Route, a logging-era line established in 1885. Pungent odors produced by early-1900s motorcars earned the route its Skunk Train nickname—those units ran on gasoline and burned crude oil to keep passengers warm.

Today, the Skunk Train’s refurbished (and very dog-friendly!) steam- and diesel electric-powered cars still showcase old-growth forests. more »

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Emergency Services

Detrick Veterinary Hospital
486 S. Franklin St.
Fort Bragg, California 95437
Phone: (707) 964-0265

Mendocino Village Veterinary
10490 Howard St.
Mendocino, California 95460
Phone: (707) 937-0300

Mendocino Coast Animal Hospital
700 North Franklin St.
Fort Bragg, California 95437
Phone: (707) 964-3448


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