Courtesy: East Bay SPCA
The East Bay SPCA has completely revamped their training classes to accommodate the modern needs of the urban or suburban dog while using the most effective, cutting-edge, scientifically supported learning theory and teaching methods. more »
September is California Wine Month, a time when the wine-grape harvest and “the crush,” first step in winemaking, are in full swing. It’s a hectic if exciting time to visit wine country, with lots going on in all 139 of California’s American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Here’s a look at some dog-friendly opportunities coming up in September.
Whispering Oaks Vineyard - Photo Credit: @winedogs_hq
The remote part of California east of Redding and Red Bluff, in the shadow of Mount Lassen, is one of the fastest growing but least known wine regions in the state. But there’s much to get to know, from producers with Redding and Oroville tasting rooms to dog-friendly boutique wineries way out in the country whose wines will surprise and delight. more »
Storrs Winery - Photo Credit: @ltkphotography
If you appreciate all things organic, mark your calendar for Saturdays and Sundays in September, when the Organic Wine Trail of the Santa Cruz Mountains showcases certified organic vineyards and practices. Of eight member wineries, four have tasting rooms (three of them dog-friendly) with regular weekend hours, while the others are appointment-only. more »
Wooden Valley Winery - Photo Credit: @egoldswo
When it comes to dog-friendly wineries, Suisun Valley wineries in Solano County are just a hop-skip away from Vacaville, San Francisco and Sacramento. This unpretentious “Rustic Wine Country” is one of California’s best-kept secrets and holds many surprises, including regional parks, a half-dozen dog-friendly tasting rooms and lots of farm-stands selling fresh regional produce. more »
Miner's Leap Winery - Photo Credit: @russ_hooper
The San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta is a boater’s paradise that in places feels like anther world. But you don’t need a boat to explore this rich agricultural region marked with old-time lift bridges, small towns and miles of levees that in the id-1800s transformed a once trackless wetland into 55 agricultural islands that still produce food for Northern California (pears and wine grapes are the main crops). Numerous winery tasting rooms have cropped up over the past decade on both sides of the river, all of them dog-friendly. more »
Photo Credit: Dog & Pony Ranch
DogTrekker showcases many different types of lodging and family experiences, but none quite compares with the farm stay adventure at Dog & Pony Ranch in Amador County.
Maya, DogTrekker.com’s Director of Barketing, loves hiking on the 60-acre ranch, swimming in the dog-friendly pond, getting nose-to-nose with the horses, llamas, mini-donkeys and chickens (extensive fencing keeps dogs safely separated) and spending the evenings with her parents in the luxury lodge style home. more »
Goose - Photo Credit: Helen Woodward Animal Center
Meet Goose, a pretty 2-year-old Siberian husky mix who's currently residing with Helen Woodward Animal Center. A nice medium size at 42 pounds, she's a smart, high-energy young girl. She'll do best with a husky-savvy person who can give her the exercise and guidance she needs. She'll be happy to accompany you on long walks, scenic hikes, morning jogs… you get the idea. If Goose sounds like the one for you, download an application here. more »