Four-paw Pet-friendly Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Anybody who has ever traveled with their canine companion knows that some accommodations are more dog-friendly than others. At Tenaya Lodge, you can fetch a trip you’ll both enjoy.   If you like adventuring with your dog and have always wanted to experience Yosemite National Park, then Tenaya Lodge is perfect.  Read more.

Local, accurate, engaging and committed pioneered the Four-Paw Promise: We provide you, our readers, with localized, dog-friendly listings for 18 regions, 58 counties and over 700 towns and municipalities. We share accurate details that simplify the trip-planning process. We tell engaging stories about where, when and how to have tail-waggin’ fun with pups across California. We remain committed to supporting th  Read more.

Hitch a Ride With This Dog-Friendly River Outfitter

Nine miles. Four to six hours. Countless tail wags, big smiles. A float or paddle on a secluded section of the Russian River is a DogTrekker must-do for visitors to Sonoma County. With your water-crazy dog aboard in a custom-made SOAR, inflatable canoe from Russian River Adventures, you’ll explore a section of the river downstream from Healdsburg and linger at swimming holes and beaches alon  Read more.

Tahoe Splash!

Go for a beach romp, a hike or a tram ride—or, go to camp with Wild Blue Dogs! Summer is high season at Northern California’s favorite vacation destination, and now, with the state’s pandemic restrictions easing up, you can lower the mask and breath deep of that invigorating mountain air. Here are some tried and true DogTrekker tips on how to enjoy Big Blue with your four-legged   Read more.

Tour Gold Rush Towns

Mariposa County's towns all make great walks for you and Fido. In Mariposa, the shop-lined streets, Art Park and Mariposa Creek Walk make for a nice way to explore the quaint mountain community and several restaurants boast outdoor seating areas that are pet-friendly. In the historic town of Coulterville, take your pup on a walk through time in a place that just might fool you into thinking it  Read more.

Stay and Play at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Winner of the 2015 Sunset Travel Awards for Best Resort for Pets, Tenaya Lodge knows how to take care of your dog! Their Fido Friendly Pet Package includes lodging and the one-time $100 pet fee for up to two dogs.  Read more.

A Milo Update: We Need Your Help To Survive

From: Lynne Tingle, Founder and Director. Donate Here!   We are still up and running, rescuing and adopting!  Both our Sanctuary location and Milo Point Richmond are very busy (by appointment only) getting lots of animals fostered and adopted.  Volunteers are helping out a lot, and the Mendocino Sanctuary is enjoying a huge increase in adoptions and fostering (which usually ends up   Read more.

Vacationing at Benton Hot Springs

In September 2021 we stayed at Benton Hot Springs in Mono County CA for our 25th wedding anniversary. Highlights include traveling through Yosemite, finding petroglyphs, hiking and just soaking up the high desert beauty.  Read more.

Shasta loves her tennis ball

This is our 15.5 yr old black lab Shasta. We live in Shingletown in Northern California. We are 9 miles from Lassen Volcanic Park. Redding and Whiskeytown are a 45 minute drive away.  Read more.

Mickey loved to DogTrek

Mickey, our 16.5 year old Siberian husky, crossed the rainbow bridge peacefully at home in July 2021. Mickey lived in Marin and Healdsburg and enjoyed so many of the DogTrekker recommendations.   Read more.

Biscuit at Little River Inn

I lost my baby and best friend, Biscuit, on 11/27/21. He would have turned 15 this January. I have always enjoyed reading Dog Trekker and getting ideas of places to take Biscuit.  Read more.

Road-tripping with the pack

Our dogs Hudson (lab mix; male), Bunny (Red Carolina Dog, female), Domino (Cattle dog/Border/Boston mix, female) are our favorite road-tripper family! We make yearly trips to Mendocino where the hiking views cannot be beat and it's very dog-friendly.  Read more.

Hal’s California bucket list

Hal crossed the rainbow bridge on 12-9-2021. He was born 8-4-2006. He lived a great life in Northern California. He loved the dog park, dog events, going for a walk, hikes, the river, swimming, doing agility, and so much more.  Read more.

Noyo Harbor Inn Winter 2021-2022 Lodging Specials

Noyo Harbor Inn currently has two offers: Weekday special: 20% off all rooms, good Sunday – Thursday, excluding holidays, good through March 31, 2022. This rate can be accessed on this page. Book two nights, get one free, good Sunday – Thursday, excluding holidays, good through March 31, 2022. This package can be booked by calling direct to 707-961-8000.   Read more.

Website, Mobile App, Newsletter, Blogs and More, Oh My!

Over the past decade, we’ve enhanced and expanded our free DogTrekker resources. features destination stories, business listings and comprehensive trip-planning advice. The award-winning DogTrekker mobile app delivers an on-the-go version of that information, plus searchable “Nearby” dining and activity suggestions and “Explore” tabs sharing pup-fr  Read more.

How You Can Help Us Reach New Readers

We sincerely thank each of you for supporting DogTrekker. Whether you’ve read a newsletter, completed a reader survey, shared your travel stories, or answered a rescue/adoption request, we appreciate your involvement and feedback.   COVID-19 was tough on everyone. The pandemic presented unique challenges for travel businesses, and DogTrekker is determined to help destination partners re  Read more.

DogTrekker Turns 10 — That’s 70 in Dog Years!

Ten years ago, we first introduced to a few hundred friends and family. Our new website covered all things dog-friendly in Northern California, from travel news to rescue campaigns to care tips for four-legged friends. While it doesn’t seem like yesterday, it certainly doesn’t feel like a decade since that initial newsletter. Today, three million readers, 10,000 listing  Read more.

Railbike rides with Rover

Skunk Railbikes with dog carrier. Photo by Robert Jason Pinoli.
This summer, discover the Redwood Route in an exciting new way. The Skunk Train's two-seater railbikes and convenient dog trailers provide an open-air, hands-free pedaling experience with an electric-assist motor option. Each custom-built, four-wheeled vehicle follows existing tracks across historic trestle bridges, along rocky creeks and through pristine redwood forests.  Read more.

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