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East Bay SPCA Dog Training Classes

Courtesy: East Bay SPCA
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 »

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Whether you're looking to visit wineries in the "Rustic Wine County" of Suisun Valley or sip around the Shasta-Cascade region, plan your trip on and take along the DogTrekker mobile app to locate thousands of things to do with your pup when you get there. Following is our latest newsletter ( Subscribe  | Archives ).

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"Secret" Wine Country With Your Pup

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.

Winning Wineries in Redding and the Shasta Cascade Region

Whispering Oaks Vineyard - Photo Credit: @winedogs_hq
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 »

Hideaway Finds In the Santa Cruz Mountains

Storrs Winery - Photo Credit: @ltkphotography
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 »

Go Soon to Suisun!

Wooden Valley Winery - Photo Credit: @egoldswo
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 »

Drifting About in the Delta

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 »

Luxury Gold Country Farm Stay

Photo Credit: Dog & Pony Ranch
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,’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 homemore »

Helen Woodward Animal Center 2019

Goose - Photo Credit: Helen Woodward Animal Center
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 heremore »

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Bark in the Park
September 21, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
S. 16th Street and E. William Street, San Jose, California 95112
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San Francisco

Golden Age of Hollywoof
September 21, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
135 4th St., #4000, San Francisco, California 94103
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Mill Valley

September 26, 2019 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
800 Redwood Highway Frontage Rd, Mill Valley, California 94941
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Free Rabies Shots at Napa Humane for World Rabies Day
September 27, 2019 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
3265 California Blvd., Napa, California 94558
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Vet Buzz

Vet Buzz: Keeping Your Dog Cool On Hot Summer Days

By Dr. Chris Pitts, RVT, of Broadway Animal Hospital

Dogs love summer fun just as much as we do. But being trapped in those fur coats without the ability to sweat can prove troublesome in the hotter months. To take away the worry of overheating your furbaby, here are a few tips. more »

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