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California is on fire again, both north and south, and we have the latest on the fires, evacuation centers and ways you can help. Check out the updates here.

Whether you are traveling two miles to visit a local dog park or exploring Southern California, plan your entire trip on and take along the DogTrekker mobile app to locate over 8,000 things to do with your pup in the Golden State.

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Point Your Paws South for a Late Fall Getaway

When the weather up north cools off, California’s Southern California region beckons. If you’re headed that way or even thinking about it, check out these new dog-friendly options to enhance your road trip.

In GPS, Five Pet-Friendly Hotels Are Raising the Bar

Photo courtesy of Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Photo courtesy of Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

A winter visit to Greater Palm Springs is more than a change of scenery: it’s a change of mind—for your four-legged buddy as well as for you. Your visit will be greatly enhanced by choosing a hotel where you and yours will be welcomed, pampered and attended to at every turn. Here are five that are raising the bar. more »

Go Retro in a Dog-Friendly Airstream Trailer

Feelin' the retro vibes at Hotel Paseo. Photo Credit: @about_abu

Retro is all the rage these days, and what could be more mid-century stylish than an overnight stay in one of those sleek aluminum Airstream trailers updated for today’s DogTrekkers? There are quite a few places in SoCal where you can indulge. A few: more »

‘Surf City USA’ Hotel Adds Private Dog Park

Lago, Paséa Hotel & Spa Pet Concierge
Lago, Paséa Hotel & Spa Pet Concierge

It’s one thing to stay in a dog-friendly hotel—and another to have to get into your car and drive to a dog park or other venue where you can let her off-leash to run off some steam. Starting Dec. 2, you won’t have to leave home base if staying at the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beachmore »

Win a Greater Palm Springs DogCation®!

Win a Greater Palm Springs DogCation®!

When you think about Greater Palm Springs, a lot comes to mind. The blue sky, purple mountains, nodding palm trees and lots of dog-friendly things to do, places to stay, dine and play.

During November, you can win a very special DogCation to The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. Included is a fabulous three-night stay in a deluxe room at this dog-passionate hotel plus a $125 dinner gift certificate to use during your stay. Register here to win and pamper yourself and your dog with this very special experience.

See more about The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa:  more »

Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation 2018

Photos: Phoebe and Henry - Waggin
Photos: Phoebe and Henry - Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation

Not long ago Phoebe (black) and Henry (blond) were tiny puppies, facing a bleak future in a rural California shelter with few resources and little foot traffic. Luckily for them, the shelter called on Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation in Huntington Beach, and things were quickly looking up. With volunteers around the state, Waggin' Trails came to the rescue fast. more »

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California On Fire, Again - What You Can Do

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Camp Fire

Woolsley & Hill Fires
Woolsey & Hill Fires

Our hearts and prayers go out to every one of our Northern and Southern California neighbors, two-legged and four, impacted by the deadly fires that have raged in Butte, Los Angeles, Ventura and other California counties. We are also devastated by the loss of life and property.

At the same time, we are thankful for the support of the many emergency responders, support personnel, and volunteers who are saving lives, property, and pets. Here are links to the latest information on the fires and some ways you can make a difference.
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Dog Travel Events


Holiday Tree Walk - Steam Train to Bear Mountain
November 23, 2018 to November 25, 2018

5401 Graham Hill Rd., Felton, California 95018
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San Francisco

Santa Paws Photos with San Francisco SPCA
November 29, 2018 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
170 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, California 94102
Map & directions


Downtown Madera Candlelight Christmas - Tractor Parade of Lights
November 29, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Yosemite Ave., Madera, California 93637
Map & directions


Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 30, 2018 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Napa, California 94558
Map & directions

Vet Buzz

Benefits of Being a Dog Parent

The best medicine
By Chris Pitts, RVT, of Broadway Animal Hospital.

A dog in your life can mean a healthier and happier life for you. There is the obvious benefit of an increase in exercise because you will need to take you dog out for daily walks. But there is also the potential to be more social on those walks if you join a group of like-minded dog people. Walking with others will make you more likely to be consistent with your exercise. In addition, the camaraderie of walking your dog with others is good for your mental health. more »

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