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Celebrate Giving Tuesday By Supporting Napa Humane

Napa Humane, where compassion lives
Napa Humane, where compassion lives
The CanDo Give!Guide is Here!

The goal of Napa Valley CanDo's Give!Guide is simple: to support a culture of year-end giving, and to raise awareness of the exceptional work 57 local nonprofits are doing for the Napa Valley community. Our friends at Napa Humane are grateful to be among this amazing group!

Just like the rest of us, the Give!Guide has made a few changes to how they're operating this year with a shortened campaign. From December 1 through midnight, December 31, Napa Humane will gladly accept your donations, from $10 on up. Donate here!

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Travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic have loosened, and as destinations slowly and carefully open, the warnings to practice safe distancing, use face masks and follow all posted rules and regulations continue. Respect your neighbor and their dogs!

DogTrekker will continue to stay on top of the ever-changing tourism scene throughout California and publish updates on our site, our social media channels and in our weekly newsletters: ( Subscribe  | Archives ).

Travel Safely in Our Big Backyard!

Yellow, orange, red or purple? Keeping up with ever-changing pandemic color codes and associated restrictions can be confusing, but your dog doesn’t care: She just wants to be with you, whether for an hour, a weekend or more. Check out these close-up options.

Time Out (With Oysters & Santa) by the Sea

Photo Credit: Kellie Delario
Photo Credit: Kellie Delario

It’s oyster season! And it’s hard to imagine a more ideal place to enjoy a delectable dozen than at Nick’s Cove Restaurant and Oyster Bar, a cherished dog-friendly restaurant and lodging property on Tomales Bay in Marin County.

Santa Claus also makes his annual trek by boat to his boathouse workshop on December 6, 2020, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Safety will be his main concern so kids will not sit on his lap this year, but able to have a socially-distanced photo with him (bring and wear your masks). more »

Dog-Friendly Surprises in Solano County

Maya & Friends
Maya & Friends

Taken aback by prices at Napa and Sonoma hotels and wineries? Stay in Vacaville at half the price (or, just make it a day-trip) and visit nearby Suisun Valley Rustic Wine Country, a verdant Solano County agricultural region where you’ll find numerous dog-friendly wineries offering outdoor, socially distanced tasting opportunities. more »

Conquer Concord With Your Dog

Conquer Concord With Your Dog

So where is Concord? To some, it’s one of those drive-by exits off the highway on the way from here to there. But to DogTrekkers who make time to linger, it’s a destination in itself, with miles of scenic breweries—and, yes, so many great Mexican food places that the city’s marketing gurus have crafted a new campaign dubbed ‘'The Taco Trail.” more »

Explore the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail

Dogs Welcome Along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail
Dogs Welcome Along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail

Now here’s a wine region that’s hiding in plain sight. The Santa Clara Valley (also known as Silicon Valley) is one of California’s oldest wine-growing regions and home to some 34 family-owned wineries and tasting rooms, many of them dog-friendly.

The city of Gilroy, known for its famous garlic festival, is your home base for exploring the region; just follow the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail signage to craft your own tour. more »

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Dog Travel Events


Santa's Annual Arrival at Nick's Cove
December 6, 2020 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
23240 Hwy. 1, Marshall, California 94940
Map & directions

Vet Buzz

Diets for Diabetic Dogs

Check-up Time
Written by Lori Wells-Bauer
Pet Nutrition Counselor
Mountain View Animal Hospital and Holistic Pet Care
Reno, Nevada
Diabetes Mellitus in dogs can occur at any age. However, diabetic dogs are usually 4-14 years of age and most are diagnosed at roughly 7-10 years of age [1].
Whether your dog has been recently diagnosed or you are interested in preventing the disease,  one of my favorite recommendations is to give home cooking a try.  At the end of this article, I’ve provided readers with an easy to make,  fully balanced, diabetic friendly recipe. more »

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