Over the past 10 years, DogTrekker’s team of veteran writers and editors have crafted more than 2,500 stories about all of the things you can do with your dog in California. Happy DogTrekking! Remember to travel lightly and always Leave Only Paw Prints®!

Top dog, meet Capital City

Spring is a great time to visit Sacramento, as the city comes alive with a variety of outdoor activities, events, and plenty of opportunities to explore the city with your furry friend.  Read more.

Fort Bragg: Affordable and uniquely dog-friendly

Photo by Beachcomber Hotel Group.
Mendocino County in Northern California is a haven for dog-friendly adventures, with coastal Fort Bragg serving as an ideal hub. Enjoy affordable stays, minimal pet fees, and top amenities at Beachcomber Hotel Group's three properties. The Beachcomber Motel, Surf & Sand Lodge, and Beach House Inn all offer dog welcome kits and play areas, with proximity to outdoor dining, Glass Beach, Noyo He  Read more.

An unforgettable ride in Mendocino County

Kayla ready to board the Skunk Train. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
Mendocino County is known for its breathtaking beaches, wineries and even some redwood forests. Hop aboard a historic train with your pup. This adventure takes “Wanna go for a ride?” to epic excitement levels. The century-and-a-half-old Skunk Train starts in Fort Bragg and winds through redwood groves, panoramic trestles and along a stunning river canyon. Pups are welcome on both open and clos  Read more.

Unleash the fun: Book now for Lake Tahoe’s best-in-show dog camp

Attention all dog lovers! Don't miss out on the tail-waggin' good time at Wild Blue Dogs' fall camp experiences in Lake Tahoe. Register now to secure your spot and treat yourself and your furry friend to six nights of all-inclusive fun, including training events, guided hikes, pet photography, and special surprises. With limited spaces available, it's time to plan ahead and create unforgettable me  Read more.

A bird’s eye view for your pup in Del Norte County

Pups can ride the SkyTrail gondola. Photo by Visit Del Norte County.
Del Norte County is known for its Redwood National & State Parks, sprawling beaches and two wild rivers with plenty of trail fun, but check out some of their most unique dog-friendly attractions, trails and lodging.  Read more.

Spring in Yosemite: Spectacular waterfalls!

Duke at Yosemite. @dukethechocolatelab.
Spring in Yosemite is incredible this year with spectacular waterfalls and no reservations needed! This year they're bigger and more beautiful then ever. Now is a terrific time to view these powerful, postcard-perfect natural wonders that draw awe-struck visitors from all over the world. California dog parents are perfectly positioned for a visit. Mariposa County and Yosemite National Park are a  Read more.

Dog-approved adventures in California’s North Coast region

Frenchie hiking the redwood forests of the North Coast.
Our pups have discerning tastes: good sleeps, good eats and plenty of play. Just north of San Francisco, the ‘North of Ordinary’ counties of California – Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte – offer plenty of fun for both you and and your dog on the North Coast in Northern California.  Read more.

Take a walk through time

Annual Perro Costume Parade. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
Todos Santos Plaza, in the heart of downtown Concord, has been a community gathering space since 1869. A bronze statue here honors Don Salvio Pacheco, who received a land grant for Concord’s Ygnacio Valley and gave parcels to early Todos Santos (today’s Concord) residents.  Read more.

Engage with Concord’s creative side

Concord's newest, most colorful attractions anchor the downtown corridor. Nine professional muralists participated in 2022 Creative Concord events, and they outfitted buildings in eye-catching murals that cover an array of styles and themes.  Read more.

Committed to accessibility and awareness

Welcome to Concord, a proactively ADA city.
Concord is an inclusive city that welcomes guests of all abilities. Families whose loved ones live with sensory challenges—someone on the autism spectrum or with a diagnosed sensory sensitivity, for example—can apply for a free, one-night practice hotel stay through Visit Concord.  Read more.

Special events for you and your dog

Sacramento SPCA Doggy Dash. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
DogTrekkers are a giving bunch as witnessed by their support for the adoption/rescue community through donations, volunteering, and attendance at adoptathons and other special events during the year. Spring is here and it is time to start planning for event season 2023. Make plans to attend the following events; and to find even more events near you, click on the View Near Me button on DogTrekk  Read more.

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