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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Courtesy: County of San Mateo Parks Department
From the San Mateo Parks website: A pilot program is underway to expand on-leash recreational opportunities in San Mateo County Parks for dogs and their owners.
A Dog Work Group, which has brought together members of the public, Parks Commissioners and staff, is developing the program and working to identify potential county park locations where on-leash dog walking can be piloted and evaluated in keeping with San Mateo County's newly revised dog ordinance. The group includes Coastside Dog.
Coyote Point Recreation Area and Junipero Serra Park have been added to the pilot program. The complete list of accessible trails in the San Mateo County Parks is: more »
Come see the Splash Dogs!
Fall is a great time for yappy celebrations, and we’re here to tell ya, there’s a whole lotta doggy fun going on in Northern California. Here are a few of our annual faves, and remember, you can always find constantly updated events in your area on DogTrekker.com's event section and on our mobile app.
September 14-15: Bay Area Pet Fair, hosted by Pet Food Express, Alameda County Fairgrounds Pleasanton, CA. The Bay Area Pet Fair is North America's largest pet adoption and pet party! Admission and parking is free, pets on leash are welcome and encouraged, and there will be lots of fun for the entire family, including the pups!
September 21: Bark in the Park, William Street Park, San Jose, CA. Bark in the Park™ is the largest dog festival in the United States with more than 15,000 dog lovers and 3,900 dogs. Highlights include low cost vaccines and microchipping, Kid's Zone, on stage contests, dog agility and training instructions, vendors with goodies and services and food and drink for all.
Kelseyville is a quaint country town located at the base of Mt. Konocti, along the shores of Clear Lake; the perfect location to begin your Lake County dog-friendly wine tasting and land or water-based adventures.
The best place for you and your pups to make your home base as you explore Lake County is the Suite On Main, a collection of six custom suites located in a renovated landmark downtown Kelseyville building. more »
Jandi - Photo Credit: ShepHeroes
Sometimes a dog really needs a hero. Or a whole bunch of them. That's what happened to Jandi, a little German shepherd puppy found by the railroad tracks in the Sacramento area.
Head on over to Jack London Square in Oakland on July 28 from 10 am to 2 pm for the East Bay SPCA’s Adopt-a-thon 2019! The shelter hosts almost 30 local animal shelters and rescues. The goal: to raise awareness about the homeless animals in the community.
While you’re there, you can find vouchers for discounted microchips, giveaways from the Oakland A’s and a button-making station. You can also take home a cat, bird, dog, rat and more to grow your family! more »
Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge
DogTrekker.com’s co-founders, Roxanne and Dave Kendrick, and Director of Barketing™ Maya, a yellow Labrador retriever, were on hand June 27 for the ribbon cutting for 50 new dog-friendly Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge just outside Yosemite National Park.
Tenaya Lodge has been a DogTrekker favorite for years and had already been given our highest pet-friendly honor: dog-passionate! The 50 new, two-bedroom, stand-alone cabins add to an overall experience that already included dog-passionate suites in the lodge and cottages; dog-friendly outdoor seating at Jackalopes Restaurant; dog-sitting; a Deluxe Pampered Pet Package; doggie massages; advice on nearby hikes and more. more »
July 5, 2019 from Dog Food Advisor: Pet Supplies Plus is recalling bulk pig ears supplied to over 400 retail stores in 33 states, including California, due to potential Salmonella contamination. Bulk pig ear dog treats were stocked in open bins. Prepackaged branded pig ears are not included in this recall.
The company has removed bulk pig ear product from the shelves at all its stores and has stopped shipping bulk pig ears from its Distribution Center. Consumers who have purchased bulk pig ears should discontinue use of the product and discard it. Consumers who have further questions are welcome to contact Pet Supplies Plus Neighbor Service team at (734) 793-6564 between Monday and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. more »
By Dr. Chris Pitts, RVT, of Broadway Animal Hospital
Humans love the beauty of a good fireworks show. I am not sure if your dog loves the beauty of a good fireworks display, but I know he does NOT appreciate the noise.
Your dog's sense of hearing is one of his best strengths, but when it comes to those glorious loud kabooms on the fourth of July, his hearing is his greatest foe. To him, those explosions sound like a 747 landed in the front yard, and may send him hiding under the bed, urinating on the floor or chewing up the doorframe to escape. more »
Get your tails to Centennial Park in Vacaville to attend its dog park leash-cutting ceremony! The ceremony is on June 29 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will be two parks: one for smaller dogs, and one for bigger dogs.
Be one of the first 50 park-goers and take home a free gift for showing up. And make sure to use the hashtag #dogsofvacaville on your socials - you might be featured in Visit Vacaville’s galleries! more »
Maeby on the River - Jess Moseley
It's summer and the time to reserve your spot on a family and dog-friendly SOAR canoe from Russian River Adventures. Floating down the Russian River is truly one of the most fun days your water-loving dog can ever have. And if you book a mid-week trip in June, dogs ride (or swim) free. Use code DOG10TREK19 when booking reservations. more »