Since we entered the ring in 2011, the DogTrekker founders have dedicated revenue, editorial and promotional support to California shelters, rescue organizations and animal welfare groups.

It’s all part of our Leave No Dog Behind mission, which puts pets first—whether we’re helping our readers to plan unforgettable DogCations or building a better world for our furry friends and rescue partners.

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue 2019

Little Poco has had quite a lot to deal with lately. When this scruffy, sweet terrier mix was 6, his elderly owners surrendered him to the East County Animal Shelter in Dublin beca  Read more.

Butte Humane Society 2019

Here's Cruiser, a happy, playful Lab/pit mix guy who, like lots of other dogs, lost his home due to the Camp Fire. Luckily for him he landed with the good folks at Butte H  Read more.

Santa Cruz SPCA 2019

This just in from our friends at Santa Cruz SPCA -- they're building a new state-of-the-art facility, and construction's already under way. Meanwhile, Charlie Chaplin here   Read more.

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue 2019

Cinnamon here is the poster girl for graceful aging. At 14, she's not only kept her looks and sweet disposition, her joie de vivre is also just fine. She loves to explore, hang  Read more.

Mutual Rescue Book & Film

A young competitive athlete suffers a debilitating and unexpected stroke that leaves him helpless and facing a long road to recovery. A young dog, abandoned and abused, is navigat  Read more.

Contra Costa Humane Society 2019

Piper's still practically a puppy at 9 months old, and now that she's safe and sound in a foster home with the good folks at Contra Costa Humane Society, she's feeling   Read more.

Pets Without Partners 2019

Alvin, it appears, is a family dog. He loves people, adult and kid. He gets along with other dogs. He gets along with cats. But country life has been a problem for this little 15-p  Read more.

How to Choose Your Next Rescue Dog

By Jeannine Berger DVM, DACVB, DACAW, CAWA, Vice President of Rescue and Welfare, San Francisco SPCA When rescuing a dog, you can take two different paths. The big question to ask  Read more.

Mutual Rescue

If you’re looking for a great read, order Mutual Rescue: How Adopting A Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too by Carol Novello. The first book about the transformational impact   Read more.

Family Dog Rescue 2019

"A dog can make a house a home," says SF's Family Dog Rescue, which has been helping families of all sorts and dogs of all sorts, regardless of barriers, find each ot  Read more.

Pets Lifeline 2018

Wherever Chavo came from, he was much loved and knows how to be a good dog. That's the report from his foster parents at Pets Lifeline in Sonoma, who took in this little 3-year  Read more.

Mendocino Coast Humane 2018

Meet Mel. Her DNA test says she's Staffie, bulldog, and… soft coated wheaten terrier. Her friends at Mendocino Coast Humane Society say she's a real people dog, with  Read more.

Jessica’s Haven

Back in 2008, serendipity struck when Laura Cottingham and Laura Hislop took over a dog kennel in San Rafael—and Hislop's daughter Jessica, who had some disabilities, did  Read more.

Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch 2018

Meet Bart, a large, easygoing senior guy who may be a bit past his crazy running-around stage but is enjoying excellent health in his golden years. He's looking for people who   Read more.

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