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Three New Pet Laws For 2019

Provided to DogTrekker by Vetted Pet Care:

On January 1st, three new pet-related laws went into effect in California. Although all these measures were passed in months and years prior, they didn't actually codify into law until the change of the new year.

These include pet stores now only allowed to sell rescues, changes in pet custody during divorce proceedings and first responders are now allowed to provide potentially life saving care to dogs and other pets after an emergency. more »

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Tahoe holiday hike
2019 here we come! - Photo Credit: @happywalkersk9concierge

Happy New Year 2019!

We at DogTrekker want to wish the DogTrekker family a heartfelt "Happy New Year."

Why We Are Thankful!

Our team feels blessed to have spent another year following our mission of leaving no dog behind, whether in a shelter or when the family hits the road on vacation. Over a half-million Californians used our channels—the DogTrekker website, newsletter, Paw Press and Rescue/Adoption Blogs and mobile app—this year to plan travel or search for their next forever dog or dogs.

Fire rescue
Photo Courtesy: San Francisco SPCA
Many of our destination partners suffered significant losses from the devastating fires that ravaged Northern California this past year. When we asked you to support rescue and adoption organizations within those communities, you responded and contributed. You also gave to the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles rescue/adoption agencies that provided much needed support. When we invited you to return to those destinations after the smoke had cleared to support their communities, you did. Thank you for your support.
We also want to thank our team of Vet Buzz veterinarians who have provided valuable tips and seasonal guidelines twice a month through the DogTrekker newsletter. Whether it’s caring for an elderly dog, holistic approaches to health care, the dangers of toxic algae blooms or tick and rattlesnake warnings, our Vet Buzz contributors have you covered. Sign up for the DogTrekker newsletter if someone passed this email on to you. more »

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Dog Travel Events

San Francisco

SF SPCA's Welcome to the Jungle
January 17, 2019 to February 14, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
One Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California 94111
Map & directions

Walnut Creek

ARF's Stars to the Rescue XXVIII
January 26, 2019 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek, California 94596
Map & directions


Tuxes & Tails Annual Gala Fundraiser
February 9, 2019
707 Country Club Cir., Pleasanton, California 94566
Map & directions

Santa Rosa

Paws for Love Gala
February 9, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa, California 95401
Map & directions

Vet Buzz

Four Ways to a Happier Deaf Dog

By Chris Pitts, RVT, of Broadway Animal Hospital.

There is a funny trait of many owners of deaf dogs. They tell me, as I talk kindly to their deaf dog, “My dog can't hear you,” and then they look really irritated when I continue to prattle along lovingly to their dog as I take him into the treatment room. Here's the deal. Deaf dogs may not be able to hear me, but most of them can still see me. They respond really well to body language. They can respond when I give them a pat. And those noses definitely work when I offer a cookie. So here's my top four tips for a happier deaf dog. more »

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