Dog-friendly Mendocino County

Mendocino County

Dog-friendly Mendocino County is one of the most canine welcoming destinations on Earth, a place you where you and your dog can rest at cozy B&Bs, luxury resorts and everything in between. Explore this wilderness wonderland with wine tasting, beach access and hundreds of miles of trails to trek. In Mendocino County there is so much more to experience with your dog. DogTrekker.com® is here to show you some of our favorites.

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Dog-friendly Road Trip: Highway 128, Mendocino County

Dog-sailing on Big River. Photo courtesy of Catch A Canoe
Dog-sailing on Big River. Photo courtesy of Catch A Canoe

Leaving Highway 101 at Cloverdale (Sonoma county), and heading on CA-128 West, this scenic road offers up many delights, from the Boonville General Store (think deli goodies from pizza to soups and sandwiches) in southern Mendocino County, to Leggett, on the Eel River in the north. In between? Let us count just a few of the ways along this 55-mile stretch of road to make your DogTrekking trip memorable. more »

Dog-Trekking Coastal Mendo

Mango on the Pomo Bluffs near Fort Bragg - credit: Jackie Bryla
Mango on the Pomo Bluffs near Fort Bragg - credit: Jackie Bryla

Pack a windbreaker and prepare to get oxygenated as you hike the Mendocino Land Trust’s Coastal Trail out of Fort Bragg with your pup. Travel north for five miles from Noyo Headlands Park on a new, multi-use, ADA-accessible trail featuring ocean views, habitat restoration, interpretive signage and benches crafted by local artists. Families and dogs on leash are welcome. more »

Mendocino Wines On Your Mind?

Maya Checks Out Saracina Winery, Hopland, CA
Maya Checks Out Saracina Winery, Hopland, CA

October is prime time to pack the corkscrew, the leash and your four-legged friend for a trip up north to Mendocino County, where the vineyards are blazing with fall color and the mood everywhere is as mellow as can be. The county’s 11 diverse appellations each express a style of their own, and while you can hardly sample them all in a weekend, you can choose an itinerary along one of the county’s “wine roads.”  more »

Open Air Dog-friendly Activities Perfect for Social Distancing

Mendocino Botanical Gardens
Mendocino Botanical Gardens

By now, we all know the drill: wash your hands, cover your face in public, maintain six feet of “social distancing” between yourself and anyone else who is not a member of your household “bubble.” So where does your dog fit in? Right by your side, as always! In Mendocino County, you’ll have access to many activities that let you have fun while still adhering to the guidelines. Here are a few suggestions. more »

Forest Bathing With Fido, Anyone?

Photo: Dave Kendrick
Photo: Dave Kendrick

The practice of “forest bathing,” or “shinrin-yoku,” popularized in the USA by a string of books including best-seller “Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness” by Japanese immunologist Quing Li, has taken off in Mendocino County. And there’s no better place to indulge in the practice of absorbing oneself in a forest atmosphere then here, where dog-friendly options amid the redwood giants abound. more »

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Emergency Services

Detrick Veterinary Hospital
486 S. Franklin St.
Fort Bragg, California 95437
Phone: (707) 964-0265

Mendocino Village Veterinary
10490 Howard St.
Mendocino, California 95460
Phone: (707) 937-0300

Mendocino Coast Animal Hospital
700 North Franklin St.
Fort Bragg, California 95437
Phone: (707) 964-3448


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