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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All Aboard A Family-Friendly Choo-Choo

Wednesday rides the Skunk Train, Fort Bragg <br/> Photo Credit: @wandering_wednesday
Wednesday rides the Skunk Train, Fort Bragg
Photo Credit: @wandering_wednesday

The chug-chug and urgent whistle call of an approaching train is always exciting, especially when a vintage steam engine leads the charge. How can you hear it and see it and not want to be on it? Several family-friendly excursion trains in California welcome dogs as well as parents, grandparents and youngsters aboard. Here’s a rundown. more »

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento

Ava gets cozy at Kimpton Sawyer Hotel <br/> Photo Credit: @the92008
Ava gets cozy at Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
Photo Credit: @the92008

Smack downtown in the middle of the action surrounding the new Golden 1 Center (home of the Sacramento Kings), the new, 260-room Kimpton Sawyer co-anchors a developing retail and entertainment district called Downtown Commons (DoCo for short). Like every Kimpton, this one welcomes pets of all shapes, sizes and breeds at no extra charge, more »

A Cluster of Winery Finds In Gold Country

Boogie at Fenton Herriott Vineyards. Photo Credit: @hi_ericabrown
Boogie at Fenton Herriott Vineyards. Photo Credit: @hi_ericabrown

Wine grapes were introduced to the Sierra Nevada foothills during the Gold Rush years, when miners were thirsty for refreshment and farmers eager to provide. Today, the Sierra Foothills AVA (American Viticultural Area) stretches from Yuba County in the north to Mariposa County in the south, with five smaller AVAs under the umbrella designation. Two of them, El Dorado and Fair Play, are in El Dorado County, within easy striking distance of Sacramento, gateway to the Gold Country wine country. more »

Pick A Peck o’ Pumpkins

Clancy
Clancy's Pumpkin Patch - Photo Credit: @littlecooperbear

What’s Halloween without a visit to a pumpkin patch, especially if the pumpkin patch doubles as a seasonal family theme park? Largest in Northern California is Cool Patch Pumpkins in Dixon, offering enough activities to keep tails wagging all day. more »

Make it a Meal Deal

Presidio Picnic by Off The Grid. Photo Credit: @kspiegvaline
Presidio Picnic by Off The Grid. Photo Credit: @kspiegvaline

Be sure to stash a few treats in your pocket so Spike won’t get jealous while the rest of you take your pick of food-truck fare and enjoy live music, kid zones and more at Off the Grid events in San Francisco and Sacramento. more »

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Dog Travel Events

Sacramento

Bow Wow Luau Yappy Hour
June 21, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
2332 K St., Sacramento, California 95816
Map & directions

Sacramento

Howl-o-Ween Yappy Hour
October 18, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4621 24th St., Sacramento, California 95822
Map & directions

Emergency Services

Animal Den Pet Resort & Spa
4060 Power Inn Rd.
Sacramento, California 95826
Phone: (916) 456-4720

Animal Den Pet Resort & Spa
4060 Power Inn Rd.
Sacramento, California 95826
Phone: (916) 456-4720

Animal Den Pet Resort & Spa
4060 Power Inn Rd.
Sacramento, California 95826
Phone: (916) 456-4720


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