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Whether you are traveling two miles to visit a local dog park or heading out on a family- and dog-friendly outing, plan your entire trip on and take along the DogTrekker mobile app to locate over 8,000 things to do with your pup in the Golden State.

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It’s Summer! Make a Splash With Your Water Dog

It’s summer. It’s getting warmer. Time to get splash-happy with your pup! California’s lakes are full and its rivers running at a good clip, so what are you waiting for? Jump in from the shore or from a boat this summer and enjoy the splash that refreshes.

Russian River Runners

Photo Credit: @romeo_d_gold
Photo Credit: @romeo_d_gold

The unhurried stretch of the Russian River downstream from the Sonoma County town of Healdsburg is a DogTrekker’s delight, especially when you’re floating along in a dog-friendly, custom-made SOAR canoe from Russian River Adventuresmore »

Hop On A Houseboat With Your Pup

Photo Credit: buckygail (CC)
Photo Credit: buckygail (CC)

Water, sun, stars, memories. A houseboating vacation provides them all, plus a lot of novelty for first-timers.

While Shasta Lake is justly known as the house-boating capital of California, it’s not the only body of water where you can herd your friends and family (including your pup, of course) aboard and say “anchors aweigh” on a slow-moving, waterborne vacation. more »

River Dogs Rule At Little River Inn

River Dogs Rule At Little River Inn

Would you even dream of going on a California vacation without your dog? She deserves a vacation, too, and there’s no better place to chill out (and wear yourself out with hikes and beach runs) than on the California coast.

Little River Inn, in the coastal Mendocino County town of the same name, offers a River Dog package, good June through October, that includes two nights in a pet-friendly, ocean-view room with fireplace; a three-hour outrigger canoe excursion on the Big River for you and your pet; a $100 dinner voucher good for room service or service in the dog-friendly parlor; and a goodie bag packed with treats and tip sheets on where to hike, bit and boat with your four-legged friend. more »

Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue 2018

Photo: Charlie - Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue
Photo: Charlie - Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

If you're seeking a calm, easygoing companion for your road trips who's also happy to just hang out with you around the house, look no further than 6-year-old Charlie, who's seeking a new home through the adoption program at Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

This guy has a mild demeanor, pays attention, and likes to please. When out and about, he just wants to get along with everybody, human and canine. When barked at by more excitable dogs, Charlie keeps his cool. Hey, he even gets along with cats! more »

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Win a DogCation® to Nick's Cove!

I could get used to this! Photo Credit: Elaine Eng
Enter to win a two-night stay for two people and up to two four-legged family members at dog-passionate Nick's Cove! Prize includes waived pet fee and a special in-room pet package. more »

Dog Travel Events


Bayside Market at Nick's Cove Waterfront Lounge
July 3, 2018 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
23240 CA-1, Marshall, California 94940
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East Bay SPCA Adopt-a-thon
July 21, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Broadway, Oakland, California 94607
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Paws for a Cause
July 21, 2018 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
22071 Bonness Rd., Sonoma, California 95476
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Imperial Beach

Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition
July 28, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
10 Evergreen Ave., Imperial Beach, California 91932
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Vet Buzz

Water Safety Guidelines

Swim class!
By Dr. Angela Gaeto, DVM, of the Helen Woodward Animal Center community in San Diego County.

When the whole family is out enjoying water activities, be sure to consider the safety and well-being of your pets as well! more »

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