Ferndale: A Charming Village to Bark About

Photo: Chris P. Registered Veterinary Technician, Chris P., recently wrote in to tell us about her visit to Ferndale, a charming, dog-friendly destination in Humboldt County. Here's what she had to say: Ferndale is a wonderful, self-billed Victorian village located in Humboldt County. I love that all the businesses are locally owned, and it has a little of everything. Read more.

Sequoia Humane Society

Tux is one of many cute dogs who have found a safe place to land at the Sequoia Humane Society in Eureka while waiting for their forever home. A privately funded organization, Sequoia Humane addresses multiple aspects of its no-kill philosophy in a holistic fashion—so not only are Tux and his pals safe and sound while they wait, they also get plenty of walks and TLC from dedicated volunteers. Besides adoptions, Sequoia Humane offers spay/neuter assistance for low-income households, microchipping and DNA testing to the community, as well as humane education and other outreach. Read more.

Beachcombing with Bravo

Humboldt County’s 100-mile-long Redwood Coast is a misty and majestic slice of California that should be on every DogTrekker’s bucket list. While redwood trees are the stars, the beaches are magnificent—and on many of them, your four-legged friend can romp free within the wave slope. Time your visit to arrive at low tide to stay within regulations—and watch out, especially in winter, for sleeper waves powerful enough to pull you and your furry friend from shore. Read more.

Avenue of the Giants

Photo by Jamie Street.
You might not know a burl from a squirrel when you set off on the 31-mile section of old Highway 101 known as the Avenue of the Giants, but by the end of the day you'll have learned all about the strange growths and the products crafted from them that are hawked all around the region. Read more.

Hunting For Bigfoot

Photo by Eddie Suh.
It’s always cool on the Redwood Coast, so don’t worry about leaving Sparky in the car while you spend half an hour at the Willow Creek-China Flat Bigfoot Museum (open May-October), where you’ll see film footage, footprint casts and other artifacts related to the hairy hominid that has even earned a starring role in the county’s tourism marketing campaign. (Hey, you gotta believe!)  Read more.

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