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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Tenaya Lodge – the Yosemite home for you and Fido

Tyler Welcomes Maya to Tenaya Lodge
Tyler Welcomes Maya to Tenaya Lodge

Yosemite – Mariposa County’s Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is the destination for you and your dog for a Yosemite adventure. When it comes to dog-friendliness, Tenaya takes the biscuit! The lodge features countless pet-friendly rooms and all of the new Explorer Cabins are pet-friendly. Packages meant to pamper Fido that include dog massages and gourmet treats made by Tenaya’s Executive Chef. There’s even a comfy bed for your furry friend to enjoy next to yours. more »

Thanks to Eli, No Fee To Adopt a Muttville Senior Dog in February


February is Eli’s Month of Love at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue! Thanks to the O'Donnell family, all senior dog adoptions are free to qualified adopters in memory of their sweet and cherished Yorkie mix, Eli. Eight years ago, the family adopted Eli from a New York shelter and named him after the Giants football star Eli Manning. more »

Win a Fort Bragg - Mendocino County DogCation®

Beach House Inn, Fort Bragg
Beach House Inn, Fort Bragg

For the month of February, we are teaming up with the Beach House Inn in Fort Bragg to give away a two-night stay with waived pet fees to one lucky California dog (or dogs) and their two ­legged best friend(s)! more »

Winterizing Your Dog

Dogs in Booties
Doggies in Booties. Photo Credit: Steve Guttman (CC)
Your vehicle isn’t the only thing that needs winterizing before you head up to snow country: your dog needs preventative maintenance, too! Some tips: more »

Going to the Snow? Get a Sno-Park Permit First

I got my permit! Photo Credit: Jennifer Faulk
I got my permit! Photo Credit: Jennifer Faulk

It's winter and we get it: You want to spend as much time as possible playing in the snow. So why waste time and energy looking for a place to park? You’ll enjoy easy access to prime snow-play areas and ski/hike/snowshoe trails with a Sno-Park permit providing access to plowed parking lots at 18 Sierra Nevada locations. Click here for the lowdown. more »

Win a Mendocino County DogCation!

DogTrekker and Beachcomber Motel in beautiful Fort Bragg would like to help one lucky dog-lovin' human and their paw-some pal(s) kick 2020 off right with a memorable Mendocino County DogCation!
 


Enter here for a chance to win a two-night stay at Beachcomber Motel with waived pet fees! Enjoy exclusive access to the Beachcomber Dog Park among other amenities all situated along the gorgeous Mendocino coast! more »

East Bay Park Gets a New Name

Photo: East Bay Regional Park District
Photo: East Bay Regional Park District

The East Bay Regional Park District is honoring one of its earliest champions of parks and open space by renaming Redwood Regional Park after Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt, whose contributions played a substantial role in the formation of the East Bay Regional Park District in 1934. more »

Win a Holiday DogCation!®

Kayla enjoying the Christmas Tree at Stanford Inn.
Kayla enjoying the Christmas Tree at Stanford Inn.

'Tis the season to pamper yourself and your favorite pooch with a luxurious, coastal getaway! We are bidding farewell to 2019 with a special holiday DogCation giveaway that's sure to make 2020 paw-sitively merry and bright!  more »

Santa’s on His Way to Tomales Bay!

Santa’s on His Way to Tomales Bay!

Mark your holiday calendar because Santa and his water sleigh are making their way to Tomales Bay! Jolly Old Saint Nick is making his 9th annual visit to Nick's Cove on Sunday, December 8, from 3-5PM. 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 By Wednesday, November 27!

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 »

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