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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Coronavirus Update: California & Dogs


Coronel at an empty Crissy Field

The executive order issued last week by California Gov. Gavin Newsom called for the state's nearly 40 million residents to stay home, with exceptions for essential service businesses and employees. The order did allow residents to exercise, including with their dogs, as long as they practiced social distancing by observing a 6-foot space buffer from others. You can also go to the vet or pet hospital if your pet is sick.

This last weekend saw so many crowded beaches, hiking trails and parks across California that officials statewide have shutting many down. While DogTrekker continues to keep an up-to-date look at what is open and and what is not near you, we also urge you to do all you can to keep yourself, your family, your pets, and community healthy and safe. We are all in this together and we will all get through this together. more »

Coronavirus Update: It's OK To Walk or Hike With Your Dog!

CDC Coronavirus Image
CDC Coronavirus Image

Amid the growing concern over the coronavirus COVID-10, DogTrekker.com’s top priority is to promote the health and safety of its two million plus readers and their furry family friends. The recent order to shelter in place by public health officials in San Francisco, Berkeley and six other Bay Area counties, and other restrictions statewide, will certainly be disruptive to everyday life, but crucial in controlling the spread of the virus. Here is an up-to-date list of park district policies during this time. more »

The Street Vet

Kwane Stewart, The Street Vet
Kwane Stewart, The Street Vet

It's been said that not all heroes wear capes. This is definitely the case for Kwane Stewart, who does his do-gooding in scrubs (armed with a medical bag and treats) on the streets of California. Better known as The Street Vet, he has been assisting the state's homeless population by helping treat and care for their pets since 2011. more »

Win a Monterey DogCation®!

Guestroom / Photo Credit: Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Guestroom / Photo Credit: Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa

Fancy a stay in the heart of downtown Monterey for you and your favorite four-legged friends. This month we are giving away a two-night stay at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa in one of their Deluxe King rooms, complete with a fireplace! We are also throwing in breakfast for two daily at Esteban Restaurant, plus waived pet fees! Click to Entermore »

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 »

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