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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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 »
W. Bruce Cameron
Enjoy excellent food, terrific wine, silent and live auction, opportunity drawings, live entertainment and dancing at Wags N Wine. This event will be held June 16, 2019 (this Father's Day) at the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, benefiting Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation. more »
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Get your tails to San Francisco - June 6 has officially been proclaimed “Adopt a Senior Pet Day.” Muttville Senior Dog Rescue is the inspiration for this holiday; founded in 2007, Muttville advocates for senior and special need dogs to help find their forever homes. Muttville has grown substantially and rescues about 1,100 senior dogs a year.
Seventy senior dogs will be up for adoption. Get there between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on June 6 or 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 8 and receive the early bird special, with discounted adoption fees. more »
This Friday will be the last day to 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 »
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 »