Bay Woof's Beast of the Bay 2018

Beast of the Bay 2018


Thanks for voting for!

For a dog-tastic decade, Bay Woof has been tallying up votes from readers to honor the animal advocates, goods and services that make the Bay Area a barking success. is proud to announce that out of the thousands of votes that were cast, you once again voted DogTrekker Best Dog Travel Website, Best Dog Blog and Best Overall Website for Dog Lovers for 2018, plus added a new one for us, Best Dog Social Networking Site!

For those of you who voted for, a big thanks from our staff and licks from Maya. We love what Bay Woof said about us in their August publication and online, which we reprinted below:

Best Dog Travel Website

Another back-to-back champion for this year’s Beast of the Bay contest, has a comprehensive list of just about everything, from the most exciting attractions throughout Northern California to dog-friendly lodging in the area. For those dog owners looking to get the most out of hard-earned vacations, check the website’s special offers section. The website promulgates’s “4-paw promise” to “deliver local and accurate listings, provide engaging and actionable content and focus on social commitment to the communities they serve.”
Best Dog Blog

Looking for online dog-centric info? Find it at, which is dedicated not only to planning a great trip for you and your pet, but also to other issues surfacing in the dog community. The Rescue/Adoption tab on the website gives readers up-to-date information on different shelters, as well as stories on dog rescues, while the Vet Buzz tab provides tips and pointers on navigating various medical problems that may arise with your pet. It’s all just a mouse click away.
Best Dog Social Networking Site

DogTrekker puts dogs and their people in touch with one another. If, say, you’re curious about dog-friendly events scheduled in Northern California, chances are will have them listed under its searchable Events tab, which also allows users to submit events. touts its content as being generated by dog owners for dog owners. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Best Overall Website for Dog Lovers

No surprise that wins it all as the Best Overall Website for Dog Lovers. The site makes it easy for dog owners to do it all, from planning road trips and finding dog-friendly lodging to bringing a new dog into the family. You can also download’s free mobile app to access these resources from the convenience of your smartphone. Bark on!

For those who are new to, you can click on the Dog Paw on the top left hand side of this page and begin exploring what we call "fun for dogs and their humans that follow." You can also download our new award-winning mobile app here.
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