Sacramento County

Sacramento County

Visit the Gold Country
Sacramento County, with about 1.4 million people, has the highest population density in California’s 450-mile-long Central Valley. Its centerpiece is Sacramento, the state’s capital city, where the most obvious attraction for DogTrekkers is the  32-mile American River Parkway. This shady and beloved greenbelt cradles a multi-use trail that stretches from the Old Sacramento historic district all the way to Folsom Lake. Along the way are parks, picnic areas and beaches. Dogs are allowed almost everywhere at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, an 18,000-acre preserve with 80 miles of dog-friendly trails as well as ample access to the water.

In the southwest portion of the Sacramento County lies the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta, largest estuary on the West Coast. A string of small, dog-friendly towns and marina communities invite exploring in a region widely known for fishing and boating opportunities.
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Gotta Lake It

Lifeguard on duty, Lake Natoma. Photo Credit: @lifesensibly
Lifeguard on duty, Lake Natoma. Photo Credit: @lifesensibly

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…as long as you’re on a lake. Heading up to Gold Country, you’ll find lots of places to dip your paws no matter which road you take. Here are some of our favorite splash spots in the Sierra foothills. more »

Local Events Are Calling!

Making a Splash at the Bay Area Pet Fair.
Making a Splash at the Bay Area Pet Fair.

One of the most popular features of is the Events section of the website. We dig deep to find adoptathons, pet fairs, dog expos, meet-ups, yappy hours, winery gatherings and other occasions for you and your pup to get out and have fun together. Scroll through our listings to find details on the annual events you always look forward to in your own community—or discover something totally new, unexpected or worth traveling for, like Rain Forest Weekends at Roaring Camp Railroads or Doggy Dash benefiting the Sacramento SPCAmore »

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 »

Enjoy Farm-to-Glass Bounty in Sacramento

Dog visiting CA state capitol
Norman visiting the CA State Capitol. Photo credit: Julie Christensen
With more than 200 hundred wineries situated within a 75-mile radius of the state Capitol, Sacramento can lay claim to being a “farm-to-glass” capital as well as a capital of farm-to-fork cuisine. more »

Dog-Passionate Folsom

Oscar at Folsom Lake
Oscar having fun at Folsom Lake. (CC) T. Dibble
Johnny Cash may have put Folsom on America's musical map, but visitors don't sing the blues once they experience the vitality of this historic little city at the western gateway to California Gold Country.

DogTrekkers visiting Folsom will find more than 32 miles of paved, multi-use trails for cyclists, walkers and joggers, including many segments that intersect with open space corridors, creeks and greenbelts. To get a feel for what’s out there, stroll a section of the Humbug-Willow Creek trail system, which meanders 15 miles through a variety of terrain. Or, follow the American River shoreline along a segment of the 32-mile American River Parkway connecting Folsom with the Old Sacramento historic district. more »

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Emergency Services

Beal's Point Campground
7755 Folsom-Auburn Road
Folsom, California 95630
Phone: (800) 444-7275

Residence Inn by Marriott Folsom
2555 Iron Point Rd.
Folsom, California 95630
Phone: (916) 983-7289

Sheraton Grand Sacramento
1230 J Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: (916) 447-1700

Humane Societies/Shelters

Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin Perkins Rd.
Sacramento, California 95828
Phone: (916) 383-7387

Placer SPCA Roseville
150 Corporation Yard Rd.
Roseville, California 95678
Phone: (916) 782-7722

Front Street Animal Shelter - City of Sacramento
2127 Front St.
Sacramento, California 95818
Phone: (916) 808-7387


Blue Ravine Animal Hospital
1770 Prairie City Rd.
Folsom, California 95630
Phone: (916) 984-0990

Banfield Pet Hospital
2375 Iron Point Rd
Folsom, California 95630
Phone: (916) 817-2538

Folsom Veterinary Hospital
803 Reading St.
Folsom, California 95630
Phone: (916) 985-4700

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