Paw Press Blog

Paw Press Blog

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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Win a Deluxe DogCation® to Greater Palm Springs!

Photo courtesy: Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Photo courtesy: Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

This month's DogCation® giveaway is a three-night stay for two people and up to two pups at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Greater Palm Springs! more »

Spooktacular Fun on the Oakland Waterfront

Spooktacular Fun on the Oakland Waterfront

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 »

Who Gets to be Well?

Napa Humane Wellness Clinics
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 »

Mushroom Toxicity

Mushroom Toxicity

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 »

Dog Doesn't Survive Overhead Bin On United Flight

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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 »

2018 Wild Blue Dog Camp, Lake Tahoe

Dogs in Tahoe at Wild Blue Dog Camp
*Take advantage of early discounts!

Calling all dog parents! Join the fun with your pup in beautiful South Lake Tahoe this September 3-9, 2018 at Wild Blue Dog Campmore »

Pets and Your Health

Pets and Your Health

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 for Milo in the Healthy Paws Rescue Race!

Vote for Milo in the Healthy Paws Rescue Race!

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 »

SF SPCA & Macy’s 31st Annual Holiday Windows

Photo Courtesy: SF SPCA
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 »

Waggin' Trails Party at Flora Springs

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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 »

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