Paw Press Blog

Paw Press Blog

Welcome to Paw Press,’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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Whiskeytown Lake to Open Memorial Day

Oak Bottom Campground
Oak Bottom Campground

One of DogTrekker’s favorite places to hike is Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, just west of Redding, the hiking capital of California. We’ve long written about Whiskeytown Lake and the 70 miles of dog-friendly trails leading up to four beautiful waterfalls.
As San Francisco Chronicle outdoors columnist Tom Stienstra wrote last week, “the national park that was devoured in an inferno last summer is reopening step-by-step this spring and will be back on the map for Memorial Day weekend. more »

Animals on Broadway this Sunday!

Animals on Broadway walk
Animals on Broadway walk

Join ARF in celebrating the special bond between pets and people at this community festival at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek. Bring the whole family—including your pet—and walk to save lives at the Pet Walk!
Sign up as an individual or with friends as a team to help raise $100,000 for animals in need at this one-mile walk. Then, the fun continues with raffles, demonstrations, and Pet Wellness Fair offering an array of health services for your best friend. ARF and other rescue groups will have furry friends of all sizes available for adoption. more »

3rd Annual Sausalito WAG Dog Festival

Let's go!

Bring your four-legged friends to Gabrielson Park (new location this year) on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m for Sausalito's 3rd annual dog festival, Sausalito Wag, presented by the City of Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department.

Sausalito Wag is free to the public and includes vendors, raffle, non-profits and rescues, the Everyday Dog Show with categories like Best Wag, Best Bark, and Best Trick, demonstrations and food and beverages for sale (adult beverages as well). more »

Win a Santa Cruz “Let’s Cruz” DogCation!

Win a Santa Cruz “Let’s Cruz” DogCation!

Historically known as the quintessential California beach vacation, Santa Cruz County is the latest place to set your paws in the sand.

Enter the "Let's Cruz" Vacation Getaway for a chance to win a two-night stay at the renovated AAA four-diamond Chaminade Resort & Spa located on a spectacular 300-acre Santa Cruz mountaintop. more »

Last chance to nominate

Vote iconThe last day for Bay Woof Beast of the Bay nominations is Tuesday, April 30!

Please click here and nominate in each of these categories:
  • Best Dog-friendly Travel Website
  • Best Dog Blog
  • Best dog Social Networking Site
  • Best Online Vet Advice
  • Best Overall Website for Dog Lovers
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Springtime Events for You and Your Dog

springtime with dog
Springtime is here and with this season of sunshine and flowers come many of our favorite dog-friendly events. Here are some of our favorites happening in April, May and June.

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Wild Blue Dog Camp 2019

Wild Blue Dog Camp happens right on Lake Tahoe, and benefits canine cancer research and treatment.

*Sign up by April 30 to take advantage of the early bird specialmore »

Mushrooms, Ticks and Foxtails, Oh My!

Spring hiking with dog
April showers bring spring flowers, and a new round of wild mushrooms. Please be mindful of mushrooms in your yards, parks or anywhere outside your dogs play. There are some steps you can take to lower the chance of your pup getting ahold of a deadly mushroom. more »

Meet Hotel Nikko SF’s COO (Canine Operating Officer)

Buster at Hotel Nikko
By Buster, Hotel Nikko San Francisco's COO

Greetings from the heart of San Francisco!

My full name is Buster Presutti Posey, but everyone calls me Buster.

I’ve been living at San Francisco’s Hotel Nikko since early 2015, so I can speak (well, bark) from experience when I tell you that this is the most welcoming hotel for pets in the whole Bay Area. more »

Mutual Rescue Book & Film

Patrick & Grace - Mutual Rescue
A young competitive athlete suffers a debilitating and unexpected stroke that leaves him helpless and facing a long road to recovery. A young dog, abandoned and abused, is navigating an uncertain future. Two individuals, both dealing with obstacles they never anticipated. more »

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