Placer County

Placer County

Stretching from the flat Sacramento Valley to the peaks of the High Sierra at Lake Tahoe, Placer County is nothing if not diverse. As you wind your way up Interstate 80, you'll pass through communities ranging from modern suburbs to Placer Co Mapfarm towns to historic, Gold Rush-era settlements that look plucked from a Western movie set.

Hundreds of square miles of national forests and other public lands, including Auburn State Recreation Area, stretching 20 miles along two forks of the American River, beckon you and your four-legged friend. Towns large and small welcome DogTrekkers with pet-friendly lodging, restaurants, wineries and other attractions.
 
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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

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 »

Strap on the Snowshoes and Get Moving

You coming? Photo Credit: @corgeouss
You coming? Photo Credit: @corgeouss

If you haven’t tried snowshoeing, what are you waiting for? You don’t have to invest in your own equipment if you’re new to the activity. Snowshoes are available for rent from most ski shops; all you need are some warm snow boots. On designated trails with packed snow and flat terrain, walking in snowshoes is almost as easy as walking in street shoes. more »

Kick and Glide With Fido At Your Side

Hey dude! Photo Credit: @nubethesamoyed
Hey dude! Photo Credit: @nubethesamoyed

What, you’re a cross-country skier and your dog doesn’t have a season pass? Tahoe Donner Cross Country, consistently ranked as one of the best XC resorts in North America, will fix you up with a Doggy Day Pass ($8) or season pass ($79). Eight trails are dog-friendly, and that’s more than enough to have both of you work up a pant. more »

Plowed Dog-Walking Trails? We’ll Bark for That!

Ruff! Photo Credit: @3xtra.terrestrial
Ruff! Photo Credit: @3xtra.terrestrial

Let’s say there’s been a recent snowstorm, your dog needs exercise and you want a place to walk without donning snowshoes or skis. North Lake Tahoe is a great place for that, with many paved trails cleared of snow after every storm to ease the way for hikers, bikers and dog-walkers. more »

Gold Country Treasure Hunt

Vineyard Supervisor at Popie Wines <br/> Photo Credit: @popiewines
Vineyard Supervisor at Popie Wines
Photo Credit: @popiewines

Are you one of those folks who enjoys taking selfies with your dog wherever you roam? Add some fun to your quest by participating in the Placer Wine Trail Photo Hunt, a contest taking place through December. The deal: Visit a member winery, find the “treasure” (it might be an artwork, an artifact or a physical feature of the property), take a selfie, post it on Instagram and be entered to win a $100 gift card. more »

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1525 Grass Valley Hwy.
Auburn, California 95603
Phone: (530) 823-5166

Atlantic Street Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Hospital
1100 Atlantic St.
Roseville, California 95678
Phone: (916) 783-4655

Agate Bay Animal Hospital
8428 Trout Ave.
Kings Beach, California 96143
Phone: (530) 546-7522


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