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Mendocino Coast Humane Society 2012

Since opening its no-kill shelter in Fort Bragg in 2001, the Mendocino Coast Humane Society has not only kept its own facility (which includes a veterinary surgery and grassy, wooded play yards) at full capacity to save as many lives as possible, it's enhanced the lifesaving work with community outreach from spay/neuter programs to dog training classes. And, since a well-trained dog is one who's likely to fit in well in his new home, training's a big part of the lives of the shelter dogs during their stay as well. Like young Finn here, who's grown up at the shelter, having come in as a small pup with his mom. His very well-behaved mom was soon adopted when she became available; now this bright boy (he's a Lab/border collie mix, so expect energy and intelligence) is ready for his own home. He's taking classes now to learn his manners, and like all youngsters will benefit from reinforcement when he gets to his new home. Read more.

Coasting With Your Canine

A mere glimpse of Mendocino’s gorgeously sculpted coastline is all it takes to turn urban angst into rural revelation. The scenery is so intoxicating you can happily spend a week along the Highway 1 corridor without venturing beyond sight or sound of the sea. Read more.

Tips for Paddling With Your Pup

If it's summer, it's time to get out on the water with your pup. But if it's Fido's first time to kayak or ride in a raft, you'll want to take it slow. Cate Hawthorne of Liquid Fusion Kayaking in Fort Bragg offers these tips for paddling with your pup. Read more.

MacKerricher State Park

MacKerricher State Park. Photo by Don Kawahigashi.
Adhering to leash restrictions is a small price to pay for reveling in the beauty of this Mendocino County gem with numerous dog-friendly trails and beaches. Read more.

Flower Power

Not all botanical gardens are dog-friendly, but we know some that are—and if you’re into tulips and other early-blooming florals, now’s the time for the two of you to watch spring springing into action. Read more.

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