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.
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Woolsey & Hill Fires
Our hearts and prayers go out to every one of our Northern and Southern California neighbors, two-legged and four, impacted by the deadly fires that have raged in Butte, Los Angeles, Ventura and other California counties. We are also devastated by the loss of life and property.
At the same time, we are thankful for the support of the many emergency responders, support personnel, and volunteers who are saving lives, property, and pets. Here are links to the latest information on the fires and some ways you can make a difference.
Photo courtesy: Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
This month's DogCation® giveaway is a three-night stay for two people and up to two pups at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Greater Palm Springs! more »
DogFest Walk 'n Roll Bay Area has teamed up with Boo! Barks, Brews + Bites for a dog-centric Halloween celebration happening on Saturday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at Jack London Square. more »
Napa Humane Wellness Clinics
Have you ever had to choose between your pet’s health and your own? This torturous decision is a reality for hundreds of Napa County residents who don’t have enough money to properly safeguard both. That’s why Napa Humane hosts free Wellness Clinics – giving underprivileged families the chance to have their furry loved ones examined, vaccinated, and treated for basic health needs. more »
By Chris Pitts, RVT, of Broadway Animal Hospital.
The first rains of the season can bring with them the first mushrooms of the season as well. Many a dog has been known to nibble on mushrooms as they pop out of your lawn or out of grasses on your favorite trail. The problem is, many kinds of mushrooms are toxic to your dog. more »
According to a CNN report, a United Airlines flight attendant ordered a passenger to put her dog carrier in the overhead bin to clear the aisle on the three hour flight between Houston and New York. Initially objecting to the order, the passenger finally put her ten-month-old French Bulldog Puppy in the crate in the overhead compartment. When the plane landed at La Guardia, the dog was deceased.
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In a statement, United called the dog's death a "tragic accident." Spokesman Charlie Hobart told CNN a flight attendant should not have told the passenger to put the dog in the bin used for carry-on bags."We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them" more »
Calling all dog parents! Join the fun with your pup in beautiful South Lake Tahoe this September 3-9, 2018 at Wild Blue Dog Camp
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Amazon bestseller Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse: An Animal Lover’s Guide to a Healthy, Happy & Extraordinary Life (April 18, 2017) shines a light on the many unique, unexpected, and priceless ways that our animal companions enhance every aspect of human health and well-being. more »
Vote Daily for Milo!
The Milo Foundation is in the running in an online contest to win as much as $20,000 from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation. more »
Photo Courtesy: SF SPCA
Celebrate the season by joining the San Francisco SPCA and Macy’s Union Square for the 31st unveiling of the iconic Holiday Windows on Friday, November 17, at 5 p.m. more »