Paw Press Blog

Paw Press Blog

Welcome to Paw Press, DogTrekker.com’s update on what’s happening in the dog world. We cover doggie events that  we attend; provide updates on where we've been; inform you of new, dog-passionate lodging packages; and keep current with dog advocates' on-going battles to maintain and grow access to dog-friendly areas. Occasionally, we also throw in a few howls and barks from the editors and managing partners of DogTrekker.

As always, let us know what you think about our coverage and let us know how DogTrekker can help make life more rewarding for you and your pups. 
 
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The GGNRA is at it AGAIN!

Not Just in Marin County
Not Just in Marin County

From Marin Dog:

Take Action to Stop the 2019 Superintendent’s Compendium!

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area recently released a Superintendent’s Compendium that attempts to implement parts of the withdrawn Dog Management Plan—but without a public process.  If the National Park Service gets its way, there will be new restrictions in Marin County, right in the middle of our most popular off-leash areas.

These changes are unnecessary, unjustified and almost impossible to enforce. This also impacts GGNRA lands in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. DogTrekker asks that you continue reading to better understand this new approach and what you can do to once again stop this craziness. more »

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 »

Explorer Cabins at Yosemite's Tenaya Lodge


Whether you’re traveling with the whole family, including the pups, or just looking for a little additional privacy during your trip to Yosemite National Park, the new dog-friendly two-bedroom Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge are a perfect choice. 

The picturesque cabins offer guests a unique Yosemite “cabineering” experience that combines the refined comforts of a modern cabin, personalized service and the perks of a full-service resort — all in a pristine mountain setting. more »

Dog Access Pilot Program in San Mateo County

Courtesy: County of San Mateo Parks Department
Courtesy: County of San Mateo Parks Department

From the San Mateo Parks website: A pilot program is underway to expand on-leash recreational opportunities in San Mateo County Parks for dogs and their owners.

A Dog Work Group, which has brought together members of the public, Parks Commissioners and staff, is developing the program and working to identify potential county park locations where on-leash dog walking can be piloted and evaluated in keeping with San Mateo County's newly revised dog ordinance. The group includes Coastside Dog.

Coyote Point Recreation Area and Junipero Serra Park have been added to the pilot program. The complete list of accessible trails in the San Mateo County Parks is: more »

Northern California Events

Come see the Splash Dogs!
Come see the Splash Dogs!


Fall is a great time for yappy celebrations, and we’re here to tell ya, there’s a whole lotta doggy fun going on in Northern California. Here are a few of our annual faves, and remember, you can always find constantly updated events in your area on DogTrekker.com's event section and on our mobile app.

September 14-15: Bay Area Pet Fair, hosted by Pet Food Express, Alameda County Fairgrounds Pleasanton, CA. The Bay Area Pet Fair is North America's largest pet adoption and pet party! Admission and parking is free, pets on leash are welcome and encouraged, and there will be lots of fun for the entire family, including the pups!

September 21: Bark in the Park, William Street Park, San Jose, CA. Bark in the Park™ is the largest dog festival in the United States with more than 15,000 dog lovers and 3,900 dogs. Highlights include low cost vaccines and microchipping, Kid's Zone, on stage contests, dog agility and training instructions, vendors with goodies and services and food and drink for all.
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Win A Kelseyville, Lake County DogCation®

Win A Kelseyville, Lake County DogCation®

Kelseyville is a quaint country town located at the base of Mt. Konocti, along the shores of Clear Lake; the perfect location to begin your Lake County dog-friendly wine tasting and land or water-based adventures.

The best place for you and your pups to make your home base as you explore Lake County is the Suite On Main, a collection of six custom suites located in a renovated landmark downtown Kelseyville building. more »

ShepHeroes 2019

Jandi - Photo Credit: ShepHeroes
Jandi - Photo Credit: ShepHeroes

Sometimes a dog really needs a hero. Or a whole bunch of them. That's what happened to Jandi, a little German shepherd puppy found by the railroad tracks in the Sacramento area.
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East Bay SPCA Hosts Annual Adopt-a-thon in Oakland

East Bay SPCA Hosts Annual Adopt-a-thon in Oakland

Head on over to Jack London Square in Oakland on July 28 from 10 am to 2 pm for the East Bay SPCA’s Adopt-a-thon 2019! The shelter hosts almost 30 local animal shelters and rescues. The goal: to raise awareness about the homeless animals in the community.

While you’re there, you can find vouchers for discounted microchips, giveaways from the Oakland A’s and a button-making station. You can also take home a cat, bird, dog, rat and more to grow your family! more »

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Opens New Explorer Cabins

Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge
Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge

DogTrekker.com’s co-founders, Roxanne and Dave Kendrick, and Director of Barketing™ Maya, a yellow Labrador retriever, were on hand June 27 for the ribbon cutting for 50 new dog-friendly Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge just outside Yosemite National Park.
 
Tenaya Lodge has been a DogTrekker favorite for years and had already been given our highest pet-friendly honor: dog-passionate! The 50 new, two-bedroom, stand-alone cabins add to an overall experience that already included dog-passionate suites in the lodge and cottages; dog-friendly outdoor seating at Jackalopes Restaurant; dog-sitting; a Deluxe Pampered Pet Package; doggie massages; advice on nearby hikes and more. more »

Pet Supplies Plus Recalls Pig Ears Dog Treats

Pet Supplies Plus Recalls Pig Ears Dog Treats

July 5, 2019 from Dog Food Advisor: Pet Supplies Plus is recalling bulk pig ears supplied to over 400 retail stores in 33 states, including California, due to potential Salmonella contamination. Bulk pig ear dog treats were stocked in open bins. Prepackaged branded pig ears are not included in this recall.

The company has removed bulk pig ear product from the shelves at all its stores and has stopped shipping bulk pig ears from its Distribution Center. Consumers who have purchased bulk pig ears should discontinue use of the product and discard it. Consumers who have further questions are welcome to contact Pet Supplies Plus Neighbor Service team at (734) 793-6564 between Monday and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. more »

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