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Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Opens New Explorer Cabins


Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge
Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge
DogTrekker.com’s co-founders, Roxanne and Dave Kendrick, and Director of Barketing™ Maya, a yellow Labrador retriever, were on hand June 27 for the ribbon cutting for 50 new dog-friendly Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge just outside Yosemite National Park.
 
Tenaya Lodge has been a DogTrekker favorite for years and had already been given our highest pet-friendly honor: dog-passionate! The 50 new, two-bedroom, stand-alone cabins add to an overall experience that already included dog-passionate suites in the lodge and cottages; dog-friendly outdoor seating at Jackalopes Restaurant; dog-sitting; a Deluxe Pampered Pet Package; doggie massages; advice on nearby hikes and more. more »

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Whether you are traveling to visit a local dog park or looking for places to view history, hike, and splash around in Tuolumne County, plan your trip on DogTrekker.com and take along the DogTrekker mobile app to locate thousands of things to do with your pup when you get there. Following is our latest newsletter ( Subscribe  | Archives ).

dog jumping pinecrest lake
Charlie's all in at Pinecrest Lake! - Photo Credit: Lynn Carilli

Tuolumne County: Yosemite, Gold Country, and High Sierra!

One of DogTrekker’s most-read newsletters of 2018 featured Tuolumne County, which beckons with untamed nature, rustic but refined places to eat and stay, historic attractions tied to the Gold Rush era and lots of family (including the dog of course) things to do. It's also home to the north entrance to Yosemite National Park. What’s that we hear? Your dog barking to go? Make her sit while you pack, and then hit the “T” trail, no whining allowed.

Tuolumne County’s ‘Don’t Miss’ Family Attractions

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park - Photo Credit: @island_dog
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park - Photo Credit: @island_dog

If you’re traveling in Gold Country with family this summer, put Columbia State Historic Park on your “must visit” list. It’s a place where lasting memories are made. On weekends, you’ll encounter rumbling (and dog-friendly) stagecoaches, itinerant musicians, bonneted ladies in sweeping skirts, and swaggering, black-hatted characters who could go mano a mano with John Wayne. For city kids, this “Gold Rush town that never died” can be as much fun as Disneyland (well, almost). more »

Hike, Splash, Camp at Tuolumne County Lakes

Table Mountain - Photo Credit: @weims_in_crime
Table Mountain - Photo Credit: @weims_in_crime

Tuolumne County is largely rural, with more places to hike, fish, camp and go boating with your dog than you can shake a stick at. Its scenic lakes are tucked into dramatic mountain canyons and bowls that add to the getting-away-from-it-all experience. Here’s a look at some prominent bodies of water where you and your pup can splash, hike and play. more »

Into the Tuolumne County High Country

You coming? - Photo Credit: @namastenadine
You coming? - Photo Credit: @namastenadine

The Gold Rush-era prospectors who swarmed the Sierra Nevada foothills in the 1850s made an indelible mark on Tuolumne County, dotting the map with a string of settlements—Sonora, Columbia, Jamestown, Twain Harte, Groveland—that still have a boomtown feel, as well as a relaxed attitude toward dogs. more »

For A Personal Touch, Go For the B&B Experience

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Where's my breakfast? - Photo Credit: @olivertheguarddog

Sure, you can be traditional and stay at a dog-friendly hotel or motel during your Tuolumne County getaway, but the choices don’t stop there. Bed-and-breakfast inns, Airbnbs and traditional vacation rentals offer options with a more personal touch. Here are some DogTrekker favorites. more »

Vet Buzz: How We Know Dogs Can Feel Our Emotional Stress

Gotta keep you happy! - Photo Credit: Daria Shevtsova
Gotta keep you happy! - Photo Credit: Daria Shevtsova

By Dr. Sophie Liu, SF SPCA Resident in Behavior Medicine

It’s hard not to feel stressed in today’s environment. So, of course, it makes sense to turn to our fluffy companions for a daily dose of love, affection, and stress reduction. But the same qualities that make dogs such great companions also make them highly attuned to our emotions and behaviors.
  more »

Humane Society for Inland Mendocino County 2019

Humane Society for Inland Mendocino County 2019

For almost 30 years now, the Humane Society for Inland Mendocino County has been providing a safe haven for the county's critters in distress, finding them new loving homes, and helping the surrounding community with spay/neuter and other support services. 

Currently hoping for a home of her own, with their assistance, is Ruby here, an 8-year-old yellow Lab who recently lost her owner and is trying to make sense of her new world. more »

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Vet Buzz: How We Know Dogs Can Feel Our Emotional Stress

Gotta keep you happy! - Photo Credit: Daria Shevtsova
By Dr. Sophie Liu, SF SPCA Resident in Behavior Medicine

It’s hard not to feel stressed in today’s environment. So, of course, it makes sense to turn to our fluffy companions for a daily dose of love, affection, and stress reduction. But the same qualities that make dogs such great companions also make them highly attuned to our emotions and behaviors.
  more »

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