Maya at Tahoe. Photo by Dave Kendrick.

Dogtrekker would not be what it is today without the efforts of our famous barketing department. Kayla, our first director of barketing™, was our founding dog, the inspiration for this site. Today Maya carries on the work, sniffing out the best spots in California to take your dog, and awarding her paw of approval to her favorite spots.

Luxury Gold Country farm stay

Dog and Pony Ranch. Photo by Dog and Pony Ranch.
DogTrekker showcases many different types of lodging and family experiences, but none quite compares with the farm stay adventure at Dog & Pony Ranch in Amador County. Maya, D  Read more.

Local Tips from the Top (Human) Dog

by Dave Kendrick, Co-founder A reader recently mentioned that as part of our in-depth coverage of destinations around the state, we should provide tips that locals   Read more.

Kayla’s Life-Saving Contribution

Two years after the launch of, Kayla got very sick, or at least we thought she did. Still a healthy, nine-year-old Lab with boundless energy, she became quiet, letha  Read more.

Kayla, Director of Barketing wouldn’t be here without Kayla, our “research Lab,” director of barketing and chief operating dog since the website was launched in 2011. But yes,   Read more.

Kayla’s Water Walk

One of Kayla's favorite walks as a 'senior' dog was along the San Rafael waterfront adjacent to Loch Lomond Marina. She began walking this trail as a puppy some 14 year  Read more.

Kayla in Calistoga

One of Kayla's favorite places to stay Kayla and the co-founders traveled to dog-friendly Calistoga for a nice weekend of hiking, wine tasting (over two dozen d  Read more.

Kayla at the Waterfront Hotel

Photo by Waterfront Hotel.
Kayla at the Waterfront Hotel Kayla decided to attend Jack London Square's Boo! Bark, Brews & Bites Halloween party and spent the night at the Joie de Vivre's Waterfro  Read more.

Kayla at the Little River Inn

Kayla at the Little River Inn Kayla loves the Little River Inn for so many reasons. The staff is always so welcoming, she can take a short path from the property to play and swim   Read more.

Kayla in Surf City

Photo by Visit Huntington Beach.'s Chief Operating Dog, Director of Barketing and Research Lab, Kayla, recently visited Huntington Beach (aka Surf City, USA) and is still barking about it. Sur  Read more.

Kayla Puttin’ On the Ritz

Kayla,'s Director of Barketing, Chief Operating Dog and Research Lab, visited the Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe last week and really did put on the Ritz. Despite it b  Read more. Debuts in San Diego officially launched the San Diego County region at the San Diego Pet Expo, held February 28, 2015, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The booth was in the c  Read more.

The Doggone Best Gift

Bark Hopkins - A Full Service Doggie Hotel. Here’s a unique idea – create your own personal dog-themed craft project for those crazy dog lovers on your list.  Read more.

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