Welcome to Paw Press, DogTrekker.com’s update on what’s happening in the dog world. We cover doggie events that we attend; provide updates on where we've been; inform you of new, dog-passionate lodging packages; and keep current with dog advocates' on-going battles to maintain and grow access to dog-friendly areas. Occasionally, we also throw in a few howls and barks from the editors and managing partners of DogTrekker.
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Maeby on the River - Jess Moseley
It's summer and the time to reserve your spot on a family and dog-friendly SOAR canoe from Russian River Adventures. Floating down the Russian River is truly one of the most fun days your water-loving dog can ever have. And if you book a mid-week trip in June, dogs ride (or swim) free. Use code DOG10TREK19 when booking reservations. more »
W. Bruce Cameron
Enjoy excellent food, terrific wine, silent and live auction, opportunity drawings, live entertainment and dancing at Wags N Wine. This event will be held June 16, 2019 (this Father's Day) at the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, benefiting Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation. more »
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Get your tails to San Francisco - June 6 has officially been proclaimed “Adopt a Senior Pet Day.” Muttville Senior Dog Rescue is the inspiration for this holiday; founded in 2007, Muttville advocates for senior and special need dogs to help find their forever homes. Muttville has grown substantially and rescues about 1,100 senior dogs a year.
Seventy senior dogs will be up for adoption. Get there between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on June 6 or 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 8 and receive the early bird special, with discounted adoption fees. more »
This Friday will be the last day to enter the "Let's Cruz" Vacation Getaway for a chance to win a two-night stay at the renovated AAA four-diamond Chaminade Resort & Spa
located on a spectacular 300-acre Santa Cruz mountaintop. more »
Oak Bottom Campground
One of DogTrekker’s favorite places to hike is Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, just west of Redding, the hiking capital of California. We’ve long written about Whiskeytown Lake and the 70 miles of dog-friendly trails leading up to four beautiful waterfalls.
As San Francisco Chronicle outdoors columnist Tom Stienstra wrote last week, “the national park that was devoured in an inferno last summer is reopening step-by-step this spring and will be back on the map for Memorial Day weekend. more »
Animals on Broadway walk
Join ARF in celebrating the special bond between pets and people at this community festival at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek. Bring the whole family—including your pet—and walk to save lives at the Pet Walk!
Sign up as an individual or with friends as a team to help raise $100,000 for animals in need at this one-mile walk. Then, the fun continues with raffles, demonstrations, and Pet Wellness Fair offering an array of health services for your best friend. ARF and other rescue groups will have furry friends of all sizes available for adoption. more »
Bring your four-legged friends to Gabrielson Park (new location this year) on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m for Sausalito's 3rd annual dog festival, Sausalito Wag, presented by the City of Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department.
Sausalito Wag is free to the public and includes vendors, raffle, non-profits and rescues, the Everyday Dog Show with categories like Best Wag, Best Bark, and Best Trick, demonstrations and food and beverages for sale (adult beverages as well). more »
Springtime is here and with this season of sunshine and flowers come many of our favorite dog-friendly events. Here are some of our favorites happening in April, May and June.
Wild Blue Dog Camp happens right on Lake Tahoe, and benefits canine cancer research and treatment.
*Sign up by April 30 to take advantage of the early bird special! more »