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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Summer soars in Yosemite at Tenaya Lodge

Summer soars in Yosemite at Tenaya Lodge


Summer lasts just 92 days, so it’s wise to make the most of it. An absolutely splendid idea is spending some of these precious days in Yosemite. This beautiful region is home to a DogTrekker favorite, Tenaya Lodge. Located just two miles from Yosemite National Park, Tenaya Lodge specializes in memorable summer moments for the entire family—including your four-legged friend.

Here’s how to enjoy a wonderful summer escape packed with family-friendly fun.

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Coastal Mendocino: sustainable by nature

Maya hanging out in the garden. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
Maya hanging out in the garden. Photo by Dave Kendrick.

Fresh sea breezes. Fido-friendly paddling, pedaling and hiking. Sustainable practices and cleaning products. Local wine and produce plated hours after harvest. Simple suggestions for living well. Enjoy highlights like these at dog-passionate Stanford Inn by the Sea, a historic farm and eco-resort on the Mendocino coast.

Tucked between old-growth trees and USDA-certified organic gardens, this dog-friendly California destination weaves wellness, relaxation and earth-friendly elements into each stay. Here’s what to explore when you visit. more »

Fetch 15% off your Tenaya Lodge summer vacation! Book by May 8th!

Fetch 15% off your Tenaya Lodge summer vacation! Book by May 8th!


Pick a date. Pack your bags. And Save 15%. BOOK NOW.

Been too long since you've had a real vacation? Yosemite can help you make up for lost time. Better yet, right now you can save 15% on your summer escape when you book a mid-week reservation in a Lodge room or Cottage at Tenaya Lodge with stay dates from June 19, 2022 to September 30, 2022.

This is a larger-than-life world, filled with some of the world's biggest trees and spectacular mountain summits. Tenaya Lodge puts you just two miles from Yosemite National Park. And there's no better time to visit.

To save 15% on lodging for your summer adventure, just use promo code: SUMMER22. But don't delay; reservations must be booked by May 8, 2022 to receive this special offer.

Yosemite offers the perfect getaway - are you ready to go? Park yourself here, and save.

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or Call Us at 888-514-2167 and mention Promo Code: SUMMER22 more »

Sausalito Wag is back!

Sausalito Wag is back!


Sausalito WAG Dog Festival is back at Gabrielson Park (next to the ferry landing in downtown Sausalito). Gabrielson is the perfect spot for a dog festival, it offers spectacular views of the bay and easy access to restaurants. 

Here are the details:

  • Saturday, May 7, 2022
  • Gabrielson Park
  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Free to the public
  • Vendors
  • Raffle with prizes provided by vendors
  • Food and beverages for sale (adult beverages as well)
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Fetch special rates for fall camp by Wild Blue Dogs!

Find fall fun on the shores of Lake Tahoe
Find fall fun on the shores of Lake Tahoe

Dreaming of Lake Tahoe’s mountain landscapes, fresh air and hiking adventures? Interested in private beach access, plus a full week of fun and education for you and your pups? You can still catch the early-bird rates for the Wild Blue Dogs Fall Camp, taking place September 18-24, 2022.
 
Wild Blue Dogs, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds for canine cancer treatment, has led several years of successful dog camps on the shores of South Lake Tahoe. A good time and do-good vibes are guaranteed for all. Choose between several lodging options, including a dog-passionate lodging property and classic 4-H camp cabins, or make your own reservations at an off-site property. more »

Soak up Spring in Greater Palm Springs

Soak up spring.
Soak up spring.

Spring is officially here, and there’s no better time to plan a getaway to Greater Palm Springs. This Southern California oasis offers a blissful, sun-kissed escape, and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and soak up some rays with your furry friend in tow. more »

Bucket-list cottages and cabin escapes

Maya checks out the llamas at Dog & Pony Ranch. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
Maya checks out the llamas at Dog & Pony Ranch. Photo by Dave Kendrick.

Dog-friendly cabins dot the California landscape, connecting four-legged family members with best-in-show adventures. Whether you prefer a farm stay in Gold Country, a trek along Yosemite trails, or a Marin County coastal stroll, you’ll always find great options. Because DogTrekker.com readers tell us that cabins and cottages are their top lodging preference, we asked Maya, DogTrekker’s Director of Barketing, to do some digging. She’s traveled California in search of dog-friendly cabins and cottages, and here are three of her favorites.

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Paws up: Sacramento here we come!

Story of Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot at the California State Railroad Museum. Dogs welcome outside. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
Story of Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot at the California State Railroad Museum. Dogs welcome outside. Photo by Dave Kendrick.

It’s a new year and Sacramento has come thrillingly alive again. Restaurants, craft breweries and entertainment venues are humming – and wherever you look, you’ll see people with dogs! Join us in our journey as we wag through Old Sacramento, play in some great parks and check out the dog scene at dog-friendly Sacramento hotels.

Discover some DogTrekker favorites in Sacramento:

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Playtime with your pup in the East Bay’s big back yard

Dog-passionate San Francisco Bay Area.
Dog-passionate San Francisco Bay Area.

Yes, San Francisco traffic congestion can be a turnoff, but head to the East Bay and you’ll be amazed by all the open-to-the-public lands at your disposal – not to mention dozens of boutique wineries and, in spring, emerald-green, oak-dotted hills that beckon as invitingly to dogs as to their people.

Here are some of our favorite destinations in the dog-friendly East Bay:

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Fall for these dog-friendly waterfalls

Fall for these dog-friendly waterfalls

Yes, we had a dry January, but the big storms in late December filled lakes and streams and created a hefty Sierra snowpack. The payoff: Waterfall season! Here are some late winter/early spring hikes with watery rewards at the end.

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