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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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 »

East Bay Park Gets a New Name

Photo: East Bay Regional Park District
Photo: East Bay Regional Park District

The East Bay Regional Park District is honoring one of its earliest champions of parks and open space by renaming Redwood Regional Park after Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt, whose contributions played a substantial role in the formation of the East Bay Regional Park District in 1934. more »

Win a Holiday DogCation!®

Kayla enjoying the Christmas Tree at Stanford Inn.
Kayla enjoying the Christmas Tree at Stanford Inn.

'Tis the season to pamper yourself and your favorite pooch with a luxurious, coastal getaway! We are bidding farewell to 2019 with a special holiday DogCation giveaway that's sure to make 2020 paw-sitively merry and bright!  more »

Santa’s on His Way to Tomales Bay!

Santa’s on His Way to Tomales Bay!

Mark your holiday calendar because Santa and his water sleigh are making their way to Tomales Bay! Jolly Old Saint Nick is making his 9th annual visit to Nick's Cove on Sunday, December 8, from 3-5PM. more »

The GGNRA is at it AGAIN!

Not Just in Marin County
Not Just in Marin County

From Marin Dog:

Take Action to Stop the 2019 Superintendent’s Compendium By Wednesday, November 27!

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area recently released a Superintendent’s Compendium that attempts to implement parts of the withdrawn Dog Management Plan—but without a public process.  If the National Park Service gets its way, there will be new restrictions in Marin County, right in the middle of our most popular off-leash areas.

These changes are unnecessary, unjustified and almost impossible to enforce. This also impacts GGNRA lands in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. DogTrekker asks that you continue reading to better understand this new approach and what you can do to once again stop this craziness. more »

Win a SoCal Desert Wine Region DogCation®!

Win a SoCal Desert Wine Region DogCation®!

When you think about Greater Palm Springs, a lot comes to mind. The blue sky, purple mountains, nodding palm trees and lots of dog-friendly things to do, places to stay, dine and play. What you may not know is that a short distance away is the very dog-friendly Temecula wine region. more »

The Mendocino Coast is Clear!

The Mendocino Coast is Clear!

Do you, your family and your pup need a break? Want a deal? Hotel partners in Mendocino County are offering substantial discounts on multi-night stays during their Clear Air Specials, now through November 17.
 
Explore towering redwood forests, watch marine life in crystal clear tidepools, stroll the headlands, drink local wines and beers, and dine on superlative cuisine in one of the top clean air destinations in California.
 
Act now to take advantage of these very clear offers! more »

Saving Senior Dogs Week!

Photo Courtesy of Lily
Photo Courtesy of Lily's Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary


Senior dogs are the ones least likely to be rescued or adopted, and are most at risk of being euthanized in shelters. Of the estimated 14,000 rescue groups nationwide, less than 40 are dedicated exclusively to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing senior dogs.

To shed some much-needed light on this important issue, Lily's Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary in Petaluma has officially declared that November 4-10 will be Saving Senior Dogs Week. Donate here or learn more. more »

East Bay SPCA Dog Training Classes

Courtesy: East Bay SPCA
Courtesy: East Bay SPCA

The East Bay SPCA has completely revamped their training classes to accommodate the modern needs of the urban or suburban dog while using the most effective, cutting-edge, scientifically supported learning theory and teaching methods. more »

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