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.
Help Us Fund Saving Senior Dogs!
At DogTrekker, we’re guided by one simple mission: Leave no dog behind. By supporting California animal welfare organizations – including Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary in Petaluma, which finds homes for large-breed senior dogs, and San Francisco’s Muttville, serving senior and special needs dogs – we’re building a better world for all four-legged friends.
That’s why we’re thrilled to launch a new DogTrekker Challenge benefitting Saving Senior Dogs Week. This dog-gone good campaign raises awareness and funds for senior dog rescues nationwide, including seven groups here in California. DogTrekker will donate $1,000 during this year’s Saving Senior Dogs Week, October 25-31. Please join us and help organizers reach their $50,000 goal! DONATE NOW! more »
The Concord Taco Trail is a directory of nearly 40 authentic, locally owned restaurants and taquerias, and it’s all you need to explore some the city’s best hidden culinary gems. Most of the taquerias and restaurants offer cuisine made from authentic family recipes specific to different regions in Mexico.
The taco fan with the most check-ins at the end of the promotion will be crowned the new Taco Trail Champion and awarded the official Taco Trophy. more »
Dakota at Mendocino Grove. Photo by Jennifer Brierley.
California travelers know fall is the ripe time to pack the hiking boots for an adventure in Northern California’s Mendocino County. As the barometer slides, the fog pulls away, corks pop and nature hits its seasonal migration stride.
Here is the best of dog-friendly Mendocino County in the fall:
Image courtesy of Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
In Yosemite, you’ll embark on a getaway you and your little buddy will never forget. Together, you can explore the wonders of the Sierra region at a full-service resort that offers 75 acres of outdoor recreation and accommodations. From Four Diamond lodge rooms to two-bedroom Explorer Cabins, this is a dream resort destination in one of the prettiest wilderness settings anywhere. more »
Fall Camp Rescheduled
After the terrifying events of the Caldor Fire, Lake Tahoe is back, ready for fun and needs our support! Thanks to the efforts of devoted fire crews, the town and vicinity were untouched. By mid-October enough time will have passed for the air to be clean & clear and Lake Tahoe will be at its most beautiful with sunny days, crisp evenings and autumn foliage bursting with color.
And along with the community coming back, so is the 2021 Wild Blue Fall Camp!
The organizers of the camp will have the full agenda at the 4H with all of their favorite activities, instructors and a schedule full of fun. Please join us for these new dates for a 4 paws up adventure!
Both venues will remain the same-4H and Tahoe Beach Retreat & Lodge. For more information on how you can get away this fall and experience this great event, call Blue Dogs Camp founder, Victoria Rhodes at (775) 790-3446, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. more »
Photo credit: Mendocino Coast Humane Society
The "Borrow a Buddy" program is a great partnership between the Beachcomber Motel, Surf & Sand Lodge and the Beach House Inn, all in Fort Bragg, and the Mendocino Coast Humane Society. If guests don't have a dog, or can't travel with their own, this program encourages them to spread the love to our local pound puppies.
The “Borrow a Buddy” program enables guests of these dog-passsionate Fort Bragg lodging properties to borrow an adoptable dog and take him/her on a fun local outing, away from the adoption center here in Fort Bragg. Give a deserving pup some love and exercise by taking them to a dog-friendly winery, restaurant, state park, or beach! more »
Fall Camp Canceled!
The Caldor Fire has crossed two major highways and swept down into the Lake Tahoe Basin. The fire forced a mandatory evacuation of South Lake Tahoe on Monday and the normally busy mountain destination is basically shut down.
Our friends at the upcoming Wild Blue Dog Camp have announced that the week-long event has been canceled. Originally scheduled for September 6-12, it is unknown at this time if the event will be rescheduled later in the fall or simply not held this year.
All proceeds from Wild Blue Dog Camp go directly to cancer research and treating canine cancer. If you would like to find out more or donate to this great organization, please click here.
We wish all of our two and four-legged friends and family who continue to be impacted by these devastating fires up and down the state our very best. Stay safe! more »
Kayla at Nick's Cove, Tomales Bay, Marin County
As a kick off to our 10th anniversary, DogTrekker.com is partnering with a long-time Northern California dog-friendly favorite, Nick’s Cove, for our August DogCation.
A lucky winner and significant other, and up to two guests of the canine-type, will win a two-night stay, complete with amenities, simply by subscribing to our free California dog travel newsletter! Enter here! more »
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Napa Humane's 10th Annual Walk for Animals is Going Virtual!
Our 10th annual Walk for Animals event benefiting Napa Valley's companion animals is not only our community's largest pet-friendly event, it's also Napa Humane's biggest annual fundraiser.
Funds raised at Walk for Animals help subsidize our lifesaving and prevention-focused programs and services for Napa Valley's pets and their people, keeping pets healthy and in loving homes.
We want to ensure our community of animal lovers can safely enjoy walking to support Napa Valley's companion animals while maintaining safe practices, so we are once again going virtual for this milestone event.
Check out all of the events! more »
Experience the Greatest Summer Food Festival in the heart of Gilroy!
For four decades, the Gilroy Garlic Festival’s famous Gourmet Alley has attracted strolling visitors with its pungent aroma, enticing flavors, jaw-dropping pyrotechnics, and community spirit.
Now imagine the world’s most delicious alleyway as a pre-ordered drive-thru, experiencing the “Taste of the Festival”.
The drive-thru Gourmet Alley will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. this Friday and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave., Gilroy.
Pre-Order NOW. Select your Garlic Festival Food, choose your time, invite Fido to sniff out Gourmet Alley and you are good to go. more »