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Patrick & Grace - Mutual Rescue
A young competitive athlete suffers a debilitating and unexpected stroke that leaves him helpless and facing a long road to recovery. A young dog, abandoned and abused, is navigating an uncertain future. Two individuals, both dealing with obstacles they never anticipated. more »

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Whether you are traveling to visit a local dog park or looking for dog-friendly fun in the East Bay, cities of Concord or Pleasant Hill, plan your trip on and take along the DogTrekker mobile app to locate over 9,000 things to do with your pup in the Golden State. Following is our latest newsletter ( Subscribe  | Archives ).

Newhall Community Park
Newhall Community Park - Photo Credit: @abbyfrenes

Contra Costa Confidential: Discover the Unexpected With Your Pup

Shhh…you don’t have to bunk down in expensive San Francisco to enjoy Bay Area delights with your four-legged friend. Concord, just 29 miles east of San Francisco, and adjacent Pleasant Hill offer the perfect blend of location, outdoor recreation and cultural assets for a spring weekend filled with fresh experiences.

Unplug, Unwind and Explore with Concord as a Dog-Friendly Base

The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop <br/> Photo Credit: @thedoodriley
The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop
Photo Credit: @thedoodriley

This East Bay community of Concord has a vibe all its own, not to mention reasonably priced lodging and all manner of indoor and outdoor places to explore with your dog by your side. It might be discovering a new brew while exploring the thriving craft beer scene, trying poke for the first time or making an excursion into a nearby slice of wine country you never knew existed. more »

Open Space Rambles for You and Your Dog

Diablo Foothills Regional Park - Photo Credit: @oaklandanne
Diablo Foothills Regional Park - Photo Credit: @oaklandanne

Concord and neighboring communities are surrounded by thousands of acres of protected open space cherished by locals and visitors alike. At this time of year, the hills are neon green, the weather cool and the trails ideal for DogTrekking. If you’re new to the area and up for a jaunt of an hour or more, start on the Contra Costa Canal Trail, one of the most popular paths in the East Bay Regional Park District system. more »

Pleasant Surprises in Pleasant Hill

Photo Credit: @clearerphish
Photo Credit: @clearerphish

This East Bay community of 35,000 is surrounded by hills that perfectly reflect its name. But while some may view its location (23 miles east of San Francisco and 73 miles west of Sacramento) as merely “close to" (as in “close to” the City by the Bay as well as Napa and Sonoma wine country), Pleasant Hill holds plenty of dog-friendly appeal on its own. more »

Briones Regional Park, Pleasant Hill’s Hidden Gem

Briones Regional Park, Pleasant Hill’s Hidden Gem

DogTrekker followers are continually astonished by the wealth of possibilities offered by the 64 parks in the East Bay Regional Park District, which encompasses 108,000 acres laced with 1,200 mile of trails in Contra Costa and neighboring Alameda counties. A favorite is Briones Regional Park just outside Pleasant Hill, which features 6,255 acres of rolling terrain that is especially beautiful in spring. more »

Contra Costa Humane Society 2019

Photo: Piper - Contra Costa Humane Society
Photo: Piper - Contra Costa Humane Society

Piper's still practically a puppy at 9 months old, and now that she's safe and sound in a foster home with the good folks at Contra Costa Humane Society, she's feeling a good deal more secure about things and seeks a home of her own where she can really settle in. more »

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Dog Travel Events

Huntington Beach

Spring SoCal Corgi Beach Day
April 6, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
100 Goldenwest St. F, Huntington Beach, California 92648
Map & directions


Tailwags & Handbags
April 26, 2019 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
18000 Old Winery Rd., Sonoma, California 95476
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Sacramento SPCA Doggy Dash 2019
April 27, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
3800 W Land Park Dr., Sacramento, California 95822
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San Francisco

12th Annual DogFest
April 27, 2019 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Noe St. at Duboce Ave., San Francisco, California 94114
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Vet Buzz

What to Do If You Are Allergic to Your Dog

By Chris Pitts, RVT, of Broadway Animal Hospital.

Finding out you are allergic to your dog is an absolute bummer. You're a dog person. You snuggle in the evenings, get out on the weekends, trade goofy dog memes with friends. All that is gone now that you found out you are allergic to your dog... or maybe not. There are a lot of questions that need answering. more »

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