We’ve re-arranged our site to make it more mobile-friendly. The page you’re looking for may have moved. Please do a search, or check out the below recent stories.

Dogs at Tenaya Lodge

A guide to pet-friendly lodging in Yosemite Mariposa County

Traveling through Yosemite can be the experience of a lifetime; sharing the experience with your favorite furry companion is a …
Two dogs, one with light fur and the other with dark fur, sit on the grass looking up. They are surrounded by people and colorful items such as orange and green fabric. Both dogs look happy and are wearing collars and leashes, capturing a moment worth remembering in newsletter archives.

Must-attend events this summer and fall

Summer in much of California means bright days and warm nights – plus plenty of dog-friendly celebrations! Explore DogTrekker.com’s event section …
A large gray dog wearing a neon green collar sits at an outdoor table in Sacramento. Its tongue hangs out as it looks at a plate of food and a glass of orange beverage. Green trees surround the area, and part of a person is visible nearby.

Sacramento: A beer-lover’s magnet

Old Sacramento is a must-visit for history buffs and dog lovers alike. The area features wooden sidewalks, horse-drawn carriages, and …
A beige-coated dog lies on the grass, wearing a colorful bandana and blue harness. Behind the dog stands a large white historic building with tall columns and many windows, framed by trees against a clear blue sky. This is an ideal location for one of Sacramento's top five dog-friendly activities.

Top five dog-friendly activities in Sacramento

With history and fun in Old Sacramento to o expansive parks and delicious restaurants with patios, Sacramento has great options ...
A large, light-colored dog with floppy ears lies on a stone floor. Its head rests on one paw, with a calm and slightly sad expression. The softly blurred background suggests an indoor or patio setting lit by warm, natural light. This peaceful image commonly depicts dogs with arthritis looking for comfort.

New stem cell therapy offers relief for dogs with arthritis

As dogs age, many face the discomfort of osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative joint disease that significantly impacts their quality of ...
dalmation peeking out window of an SUV

Discover dog-friendly Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill is a picturesque town with scenic views where you'll find a variety of dog-friendly activities that will keep ...
Dogs and wildfires

Five critical things to know about dogs and wildfires

Let's talk about dogs and wildfires. California's wildfire season brings numerous challenges, not just for people but for their four-legged ...
A brown dog drinks from a metal bowl on the ground. Warm, golden sunlight suggests it is either sunrise or sunset, creating a calm setting. California pet owners should consistently provide fresh water to prevent heatstroke in their dogs.

How to protect your dog from heatstroke: essential tips for California pet owners and travelers

As temperatures rise in California, dog owners and travelers must be vigilant about the dangers of heatstroke in dogs. Recognizing ...
Two small white dogs stand on a rocky ledge, overlooking a scenic lake surrounded by lush greenery in California. The dog on the left pants with its tongue out, while the dog on the right gazes ahead. Both appear content and relaxed in the sunlight—an ideal image for a DogTrekker photo contest.

Enter the DogTrekker California photo contest and capture stunning shots of your dog

Are you a proud dog owner with a knack for photography? DogTrekker’s California Photo Contest is your chance to showcase ...
Two brown dogs lean out of a car window, enjoying the wind and the view of California's coastline. The scene includes a rugged coast, blue ocean waves, and a partly cloudy sky on a sunny day. This road trip has the dogs looking content.

Three amazing dog-friendly road trips in California

California's diverse landscapes offer endless opportunities for road trip adventures, especially for those traveling with their dogs. Here are three ...
A dog stands on a rock at the edge of a calm lake, surrounded by pine trees and mountains. The clear water mirrors the sky and trees, providing a scenic setting ideal for those looking for outdoor activities with their dogs.

Dog-friendly Lake Tahoe: Why your dog will thank you

Dog-friendly Lake Tahoe is a dream for outdoor lovers and their four-legged friends. With pristine waters, majestic peaks, and numerous ...
Dog on breakfast restaurant patio

Chow Down in Sacramento

I'll have the chicken salad... Photo:Kennejima Several years ago, Sacramento branded itself “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.” And no wonder: virtually every ...
A black and tan German Shepherd rests on a wooden deck, soaking up the sun. The setting includes outdoor furniture and surrounding greenery, indicating a patio or backyard. The dog lies relaxed but alert, ears pricked as it keeps watch over its environment.

Keep your sun-loving dog safe

Q: Dear Doctor DogTrekker, My big black German Shepherd LOVES to lie in the hot sun. I'm concerned that he ...
A golden Labrador retriever in Yosemite

Yosemite and Mariposa County: awesome dog-friendly guide

Mariposa County, California, is a fantastic destination for dog lovers, especially when visiting Yosemite. Here are some dog-friendly activities and ...
A dog wearing a brightly colored bandana sits contentedly on a pathway, its tongue hanging out. Behind it stands a large green dinosaur statue, one of California's notable historical landmarks. The sky is mostly clear with some clouds scattered above. In the background, several people stroll by and take in the sight of the dinosaur.

Dog-friendly roadside attractions in California

California, renowned for its natural beauty and historical significance, offers plenty of sites where dog owners can explore with their ...
Three puppies play in a gently flowing stream bordered by dense greenery. Sunlight pierces through the trees, illuminating the area with a warm glow. Their fur wet from the water, the puppies exhibit curiosity and happiness.

Discover California’s dog-friendly waterfalls: A nature lover’s guide

California, with its diverse landscapes and stunning natural beauty, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and their four-legged friends. Among ...
A painting shows a woman in a long dress walking with her dog through a grassy field. Behind her, there's a row of Victorian houses that bring to mind San Francisco. The scene features cats and dogs at play, along with a teddy bear and birds in the cloudy sky. It's an inviting setting for those who enjoy spending time with animals.

San Francisco: the ultimate dog-friendly destination

San Francisco has been getting a lot of grief lately for being a "broken" city, but if you’re traveling with ...
Nighttime view of Tower bridge

Pick a park and take a walk

Sacramento, California’s “City of Trees,” takes great pride in its shady parks. William Land Park, just south of downtown, is ...
Dog enjoying the Sacramento river

Dog-friendly Sacramento: Two Rivers Run Through It

The American and Sacramento rivers converge at Discovery Park, just north of downtown Sacramento, and whichever way you trek along ...
Colonial architecture in Old Sacramento Historic District

Explore Sacramento and Folsom

Buddy jumped 26 feet at Splash Dogs in Folsom No, gold wasn’t found in Sacramento or Folsom. But both cities ...
A small French Bulldog, sporting a red bow and a pink outfit, stands on the red railing of the Skunk Train. The dog looks directly at the camera while behind it, blurred tracks and surrounding greenery suggest a scenic train ride.

Skunk Train named top scenic train ride

The Skunk Train, a beloved heritage railroad in Northern California's Mendocino County, has been named fifth in USA Today's 2024 ...

© 2024 DogTrekker.com
Website by Brandhound