DogTrekker intern Bella, rescued by Rocket Dog Rescue in 2013
As another year comes to a close, we look back with pride on the highlights of 2013. Our intrepid staff of DogTrekkers has had a wonderful year reporting on the most dog-passionate destinations, lodging, chow, hikes, splash zones and fun attractions in Northern and Central California.
In addition to the travel side of things, we’ve worked closely with our rescue, adoption and humane partners to provide close-up looks at the selfless work they do. With the support of the “DogTrekker Nation,” they have helped re-home thousands of dogs (and, yes, cats) in the areas we serve.
Through our very popular Vet Buzz column, DogTrekker.com’s group of consulting veterinarians, surgeons and holistic professionals have alerted readers to descriptions and advice on the many hazards and health issues our pups can face as we trek California and beyond. Their guidance is well received and much appreciated.
A big shout-out goes to the many destination and lodging partners who not only help underwrite DogTrekker.com, but commit to promoting dog-friendly practices and access in their communities. We urge you to support them all!
Kayla on the Skunk Train
We can’t wrap up the year without teasing you with a preview of what to expect from DogTrekker.com in 2014. Already, we’ve added two very cool features. First is the new “Specials” tab, where we post the best doggone deals from our lodging partners. Second, we’re expanding our Paw-Tested pages to include not just the four-paw adventures of Kayla, our “research Lab,” but comments about your favorite destinations and dog-friendly activities. This is your section! Please send us your stories and photos with your pups.
In final news, we plan to expand our coverage in 2014 by adding Southern California counties and regions to help you begin planning those longer road-trips with Fido. Finally, we’ll be launching our first mobile app, bringing all the great information on DogTrekker.com to your iPhone or Android mobile device.
Thanks for your support, feedback and inspiration in 2013—and have a safe and fun holiday season as we move into 2014.
- Kayla, Roxanne & Dave Kendrick, publishers of DogTrekker.com