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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A garbage can at Lands End - Courtesy SF Public Works
With the government shutdown now in its third week, many national parks are reaching a breaking point with overflowing trash bins. In the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), San Francisco Public Works employees and private citizens are stepping up to keep federal lands as clean as possible.
DogTrekker encourages all of its readers to carry their dog waste bags out of these impacted areas and dispose of them where appropriate. Let’s all pitch in during this difficult time!
Beachcomber Leash-free Dog Park
It's the new year and to celebrate DogTrekker is teaming up with the Beachcomber Motel in Fort Bragg for our latest DogCation®.
A lucky California dog (or dogs) and their two-legged best friends have a chance to win a two-night stay with waived pet fees, exclusive access to the Beachcomber Dog Park and other amenities. Enter here. more »
Photo courtesy of Paséa Hotel & Spa
This past weekend, DogTrekker.com's Director of Barketing™, Maya, checked in to the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach to attend the hotel's Paw-SÉA Pup Park Grand Opening. more »
December 2017 Mendocino DogCation Winners - Photo Credit: Kathy Murphy
December 2017 DogCation winner Kathy M. wrote in to tell us about her DogCation experience: more »
Woolsey & Hill Fires
Our hearts and prayers go out to every one of our Northern and Southern California neighbors, two-legged and four, impacted by the deadly fires that have raged in Butte, Los Angeles, Ventura and other California counties. We are also devastated by the loss of life and property.
At the same time, we are thankful for the support of the many emergency responders, support personnel, and volunteers who are saving lives, property, and pets. Here are links to the latest information on the fires and some ways you can make a difference.
DogFest Walk 'n Roll Bay Area has teamed up with Boo! Barks, Brews + Bites for a dog-centric Halloween celebration happening on Saturday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at Jack London Square. more »
Napa Humane Wellness Clinics
Have you ever had to choose between your pet’s health and your own? This torturous decision is a reality for hundreds of Napa County residents who don’t have enough money to properly safeguard both. That’s why Napa Humane hosts free Wellness Clinics – giving underprivileged families the chance to have their furry loved ones examined, vaccinated, and treated for basic health needs. more »
By Chris Pitts, RVT, of Broadway Animal Hospital.
The first rains of the season can bring with them the first mushrooms of the season as well. Many a dog has been known to nibble on mushrooms as they pop out of your lawn or out of grasses on your favorite trail. The problem is, many kinds of mushrooms are toxic to your dog. more »
According to a CNN report, a United Airlines flight attendant ordered a passenger to put her dog carrier in the overhead bin to clear the aisle on the three hour flight between Houston and New York. Initially objecting to the order, the passenger finally put her ten-month-old French Bulldog Puppy in the crate in the overhead compartment. When the plane landed at La Guardia, the dog was deceased.
In a statement, United called the dog's death a "tragic accident." Spokesman Charlie Hobart told CNN a flight attendant should not have told the passenger to put the dog in the bin used for carry-on bags."We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them" more »