We love hearing paw-tested stories from readers and want to share them with other DogTrekkers. Please join our growing group of official ‘Paw-Testers’ by sending us cool dog-friendly places to take your pup along with a photo. Share your favorite California dog experience and we’ll post your trek in this section. Thanks!

Paw-Tested: Rip Van Winkle Open Space

Photo Credit: Anu S. Anu S. wrote in to tell us about her wonderful experience with her dogs at Rip Van Winkle Open Space, a small open space dog area bordering Pebble Beach in Monterey County:  Read more.

Paw Tested: Share Your Favorite Dog Experience

DogTrekker has always been about “fun for dogs and the humans who follow.” That’s why we love hearing paws-on-the-ground stories from readers—and now, we have a way to share them with other DogTrekkers. Our recently launched Paw-Tested section on DogTrekker.com features cool reader suggestions, complete with photos, of where to visit, stay and play with your pu  Read more.

Paw-tested: Cavallo Point

DogTrekker.com's Research Lab, Kayla, spent a wonderful few days during the holidays at the beautiful Cavallo Point, Lodge at the Golden Gate. Only minutes from just about anywhere in the Bay Area, yet with a feeling and ambiance so far removed from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  Read more.

Paw Tested: Rustic Cottages

Are you looking for a rustic retreat after all the Holiday chaos? Maybe you are longing for somewhere you and your four-legged pal can relax for a weekend of snow without breaking the bank. If so, we have the perfect spot on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe.  Read more.

Paw Tested: Russian River Fall

It’s the calm before the storm so to speak, and you’ve still got a few weeks before the true holiday madness really sets in. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway for you and your pup we’ve got it on good authority that the Russian River is the place to be this time of year. Foggy mornings and fall colored foliage creates a peaceful ambiance; just what you need before   Read more.

Paw Tested: Gualala

Today one of our paw-testers takes us to Gualala for a weekend of beach combing.  We have it on good authority, from paw-tester Tina that the beaches are beautiful and the scenery plentiful for both two and four-legged visitors.   Read more.

Paw Tested: Russian River

With winter just around the corner DogTrekkers are heading out for some last minute fun in the sun while they still can. We've got a report from our Pawtesters Nala and Chiana who, along with their uprights, had a fun filled adventure on the Russian River.  Read more.

Paw Tested: Road Trekking

Thinking of loading up your pack and heading off on a road trip? Well take a cue from one of our intrepid trekkers who did just that this past summer. She loaded her three pups into the “Doggie Mobile” and headed off for adventure on the highway. With no set plan, other then finding and experiencing dog-friendly spots, they were able to stop when and where they wanted to.  One sto  Read more.

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