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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Yosemite is Open—Tenaya Welcomes You Back!

Yosemite is Open—Tenaya Welcomes You Back!

Yosemite National Park is open, including the valley, Highway 41 through Madera County, Fish Camp, Mariposa Grove and Glacier Point. The weather is cooling off for crisp fall evenings, and Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, just minutes from the newly re-opened Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, has tons of great fall activities to get you and your favorite four-legged friend outside. 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 »

Win a SoCal Desert Wine Region DogCation®!

Win a SoCal Desert Wine Region DogCation®!

When you think about Greater Palm Springs, a lot comes to mind. The blue sky, purple mountains, nodding palm trees and lots of dog-friendly things to do, places to stay, dine and play. What you may not know is that a short distance away is the very dog-friendly Temecula wine region. more »

The Mendocino Coast is Clear!

The Mendocino Coast is Clear!

Do you, your family and your pup need a break? Want a deal? Hotel partners in Mendocino County are offering substantial discounts on multi-night stays during their Clear Air Specials, now through November 17.
 
Explore towering redwood forests, watch marine life in crystal clear tidepools, stroll the headlands, drink local wines and beers, and dine on superlative cuisine in one of the top clean air destinations in California.
 
Act now to take advantage of these very clear offers! more »

Saving Senior Dogs Week!

Photo Courtesy of Lily
Photo Courtesy of Lily's Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary


Senior dogs are the ones least likely to be rescued or adopted, and are most at risk of being euthanized in shelters. Of the estimated 14,000 rescue groups nationwide, less than 40 are dedicated exclusively to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing senior dogs.

To shed some much-needed light on this important issue, Lily's Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary in Petaluma has officially declared that November 4-10 will be Saving Senior Dogs Week. Donate here or learn more. more »

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 »

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 »

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