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Unplug and Explore with Concord as a Dog-Friendly Base

The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop <br/> Photo Credit: @thedoodriley
The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop
Photo Credit: @thedoodriley

This East Bay community of Concord has a vibe all its own, not to mention reasonably priced lodging and all manner of indoor and outdoor places to explore with your dog by your side. It might be discovering a new brew while exploring the thriving craft beer scene, trying poke for the first time or making an excursion into a nearby slice of wine country you never knew existed. more »

Pleasant Surprises in Pleasant Hill

Photo Credit: @clearerphish
Photo Credit: @clearerphish

This East Bay community of 35,000 is surrounded by hills that perfectly reflect its name. But while some may view its location (23 miles east of San Francisco and 73 miles west of Sacramento) as merely “close to" (as in “close to” the City by the Bay as well as Napa and Sonoma wine country), Pleasant Hill holds plenty of dog-friendly appeal on its own. more »

Briones Regional Park, Pleasant Hill’s Hidden Gem

Briones Regional Park, Pleasant Hill’s Hidden Gem

DogTrekker followers are continually astonished by the wealth of possibilities offered by the 64 parks in the East Bay Regional Park District, which encompasses 108,000 acres laced with 1,200 mile of trails in Contra Costa and neighboring Alameda counties. A favorite is Briones Regional Park just outside Pleasant Hill, which features 6,255 acres of rolling terrain that is especially beautiful in spring. more »

What to Do If You Are Allergic to Your Dog

What to Do If You Are Allergic to Your Dog

By Chris Pitts, RVT, of Broadway Animal Hospital

Finding out you are allergic to your dog is an absolute bummer. You're a dog person. You snuggle in the evenings, get out on the weekends, trade goofy dog memes with friends. All that is gone now that you found out you are allergic to your dog... or maybe not. There are a lot of questions that need answering. more »

Open Space Rambles for You and Your Dog

Diablo Foothills Regional Park - Photo Credit: @oaklandanne
Diablo Foothills Regional Park - Photo Credit: @oaklandanne

Concord and neighboring communities are surrounded by thousands of acres of protected open space cherished by locals and visitors alike. At this time of year, the hills are neon green, the weather cool and the trails ideal for DogTrekking. If you’re new to the area and up for a jaunt of an hour or more, start on the Contra Costa Canal Trail, one of the most popular paths in the East Bay Regional Park District system. more »

Share a Bite

The Grill on Main - Photo Credit: @lupi_sayer
The Grill on Main - Photo Credit: @lupi_sayer

Perfect weather for eating al fresco makes Greater Palm Springs an ideal locale to dine with your dog. In fact, countless eateries cater to pups with water bowls, treats, and plenty of social interaction—from casual cafés to fine dining under the stars. When happy hour rolls around, you’re likely to find a dog-friendly bar patio hosting yappy hour too. We’ve tracked down five top hotspots for hounds and humans alike. more »

What to Do When You Find a Lost Dog

What to Do When You Find a Lost Dog

By Chris Pitts, RVT, of Broadway Animal Hospital

You wonderful person, you found a lost dog and now you want to find this lost dog's human. If the dog has a collar and a tag, locating the human is usually a no-brainer. But what about when the phone number on the tag is out of order or there is no collar or tag to refer to? Don't worry, there are options. more »

Eat, Drink, Be Merry With Your Dog By Your Side

Federalist Public House & Beer Garden - Photo Credit: @apple___jax
Federalist Public House & Beer Garden - Photo Credit: @apple___jax

Outdoor dining is an integral part of Sacramento culture, and restaurants with dog-friendly patios are too numerous to count. For walkability and a huge diversity of offerings, the Midtown residential/retail/dining/entertainment district just east of downtown is the place to explore. It’s where the see-and-be-seen action is for young people—and for DogTrekkers of all ages. more »

Collect Stamps at Yountville Tasting Rooms

Collect Stamps at Yountville Tasting Rooms

If you’re up for a special-occasion getaway centered on food and wine and can’t leave your four-legged other behind, consider the oh-so-chic Napa Valley town of Yountville. This culinary mecca is chock-a-block with strollable tasting rooms and restaurants (most with dog-friendly outdoor seating). Some 19 tasting rooms clustered within a mile of each other participate in the Yountville Wine Walk, which awards prizes based on the number of establishments visited. more »

Chow Down With Your Pup Within Sight of the Sea

Sunshine dining at The Ravens <br/> Photo Credit: @sunshinemylifeinthesunshine
Sunshine dining at The Ravens
Photo Credit: @sunshinemylifeinthesunshine

Travel with your dog can be very rewarding, but there are always a few problems to solve—such as finding restaurants where your dog can join you beside or beneath your table. No worries: DogTrekker’s got you covered! Here are some of our favorite dog-friendly places to chow down on the Mendocino Coast. more »

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