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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A few years ago, the Pet Health Network reported that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s dog sadly died of mushroom poisoning. On Instagram, he left an important message that resonates today as much as it did then:
“This mushroom happened to have a lethal toxicity and within hours it was rapidly destroying [Brutus’] liver and immune system to the point of no return. I encourage all of you out there to be mindful of mushrooms in your yards, parks or anywhere outside your dogs play. What looks innocent, can be deadly to your lil' family members…”
Don't miss the spectacular Closing Event Celebration Party for the San Francisco SPCA's Pop Up & Cat Cafe at One Embarcadero Center on Wednesday, February 13 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. more »
Enter today to win our latest DogCation® to Surf & Sand Lodge and discover why Fort Bragg is a DogTrekker favorite. more »
Provided to DogTrekker by Vetted Pet Care:
On January 1st, three new pet-related laws went into effect in California. Although all these measures were passed in months and years prior, they didn't actually codify into law until the change of the new year.
These include pet stores now only allowed to sell rescues, changes in pet custody during divorce proceedings and first responders are now allowed to provide potentially life saving care to dogs and other pets after an emergency. more »
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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!
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 »