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A woman lifts a small white dog from a van marked "Compassion Without Borders." Nearby, two people—one in a plaid shirt and the other in a blue staff shirt—watch. The cages inside the van and trees in the background suggest that this organization rescues dogs from Mexico.

Compassion Without Borders rescues 28 dogs in mission to Mexico

As the summer sun bakes California, the highways are dotted with camper vans bound for adventure. But for Moncho and …
A woman in a lab coat is holding a puppy in a laboratory. She examines the pup attentively while next to her, a computer monitor shows images of brain activity. The room is softly lit to create a calm environment, minimizing stress for the dog. This setup suggests an ongoing scientific study focused on dog interactions.

Interactions with dogs boost human brain activity and reduce stress

A groundbreaking study published in PLOS ONE is shedding light on the profound impact that interacting with dogs can have …
Two brown-and-white dogs poke their heads out of a car window, collars snug around their necks. The car sits in a picturesque spot in Mariposa County, surrounded by trees and mountains. This area offers easy access to dog-friendly activities leading into Yosemite.

Yosemite Mariposa County 4 day dog-friendly itinerary

Yosemite Mariposa County is a premier travel destination for all adventurers, no matter how many legs they have. You and …
A dog, adorned with sunglasses and a straw hat, sits before the grand facade of a the Claremont hotel in Oakland.

Win an Oakland DogCation® at the Claremont Club & Spa

For the second consecutive year, DogTrekker is proudly partnering with Visit Oakland to give away an Oakland DogCation®! Don’t miss …
A black and white dog wades in the shallow water at Big Bear Lake. Behind it, a marina with boat docks and several boats sits next to the shore. In the background, a building is nestled among mountains under a clear blue sky.

Big Bear Lake: A cool canine retreat

Big Bear Lake, a hidden gem in the San Bernardino Mountains, is a respite for dog lovers seeking a cool …
A carved wooden sculpture of a dog's head stands out, showcasing detailed craftsmanship. Behind it, an Oakland street appears blurred but recognizable with trees and parked cars lining the pavement. The sculpture features a collar adorned with intricate patterns.

Discover dog-friendly Oakland: A canine paradise

Oakland is a fantastic place to visit or live with your dog. It’s sunny when San Francisco is foggy, and …
Bella. Photo by Roger Coryell.

How to find a lost dog: Essential tips

Our rescue dog Bella, who came to us from Rocket Dog Rescue, was a world-class escape artist. There was no …
A shaggy-coated dog sits in tall wild grasses, staring ahead. Industrial factories releasing smoke stand in the background, bathed in the warm light of sunset. The haze creates a contemplative and concerned mood about human health.

Canine early warning systems

Dogs often show signs of health problems from environmental factors before humans do, acting as biological alerts. Dogs have long …
A black Labrador Retriever in an orange life jacket sits on a boat, looking out over a calm, dog-friendly lake. The water is surrounded by forested mountains and the sky above is bright blue with scattered clouds.

Dog-friendly lakes not named “Tahoe”

On a sun-drenched summer afternoon, few activities feel better than splashing in a cool lake – and that goes for …
A brown dachshund in a yellow life jacket stands at the forefront, gazing directly into the camera. In the blurred background, two people are rowing a boat on a lake encircled by thick, green forest. The dog takes center stage, highlighting the importance of water safety for pets while still capturing an active outdoor scene.

Six water safety tips to protect your dog

Plenty of dog breeds love swimming, splashing and playing fetch on the beach, especially on hot summer afternoons. By following …
A fluffy, golden-brown dog rests in the shallow waters of Folsom Lake, its head and back breaking the clear surface. The still water mirrors both the dog and the rocky, tree-lined surroundings.

Have a dog-gone good time at Folsom lake

While the rules for four-legged visitors vary across California’s state parks, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) offers a very …
A golden retriever stands ankle-deep in Shasta Lake, amid scattered rocks. Evergreen trees frame the background, dominated by a tall, snow-capped mountain under a sky filled with clouds. The setting is calm and scenic.

Make a splash on Shasta Lake

Three rivers feed Shasta Lake, a recreational treasure that doubles as California’s largest reservoir. Interstate 5 crosses the 30,000-acre body …

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