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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where your best friend can join you on a train ride through a redwood forest. In addition, the winner will receive DogTrekker.com and Santa Cruz County swag! more »
Join the fun at the first ever Wine & Wags event in Livermore Valley on Sunday, June 3! Dog-friendly wineries in the area will host a day of fun for dogs and their owners across the region. more »
By Bill Barboni, DVM and Chris Pitts, RVT, Marin Pet Hospital, San Rafael, CA
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.
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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 »
Calling all dog parents! Join the fun with your pup in beautiful South Lake Tahoe this September 3-9, 2018 at Wild Blue Dog Camp
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Amazon bestseller Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse: An Animal Lover’s Guide to a Healthy, Happy & Extraordinary Life (April 18, 2017) shines a light on the many unique, unexpected, and priceless ways that our animal companions enhance every aspect of human health and well-being. more »
Vote Daily for Milo!
The Milo Foundation is in the running in an online contest to win as much as $20,000 from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation. more »
Photo Courtesy: SF SPCA
Celebrate the season by joining the San Francisco SPCA and Macy’s Union Square for the 31st unveiling of the iconic Holiday Windows on Friday, November 17, at 5 p.m. more »
Flora Springs Winery in St. Helena has partnered with Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation and is inviting guests of Waggin Trails to participate in its Great Tastes Pick Up Party at The Room at Flora Springs on November 11, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. more »
4 Common Pet Insurance Questions – Answered
Veterinary medicine has made leaps and bounds over the past few years, especially in diagnosing and treating difficult cases. Along with this knowledge and treatments comes a price. Be sure to protect your furry family member with an Embrace Pet Insurance policy today.
Not familiar with pet insurance? We have answers to the most common questions. more »