Dog-Friendly Vacationing in Orange County, California

Orange County, California, is blessed not only with many famous tourist attractions for humans, but also many dog-friendly spots and facilities. The towns of Long Beach, Newport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach and Anaheim are all packed with wonderful places to take canine companions, whether their human buddies are there for the beaches or Disneyland. As […]

Dog-Friendly Vacationing in Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara, California, is a beautiful resort and beach destination on the Pacific Ocean. Its climate is almost Mediterranean-feeling, and there are lots of outdoor locations for visitors to get some exercise with their canine companions. This city is full of pleasant nature and gardens, as well as some nice restaurants that welcome dogs. Attractions […]

Dog-Friendly Vacationing in Carmel, California

Carmel, California, is one of the best places in the country to have a dog-friendly vacation. Not only is there a wonderful off-leash beach, but there are plenty of other outdoor attractions like walking tours, drives and hikes. Attractions Carmel Walks Tour This is a two-hour walking tour of Carmel, and it takes people through […]

Dog Parks Around Oakland, California

Oakland, California, has a number of fenced-in, off-leash dogs parks around the city. There are also a couple of regional parks where dogs are allowed to hike without leashes. This area has beautiful nature, and some of the parks have Redwood trees. Hardy Dog Park Hardy Dog Park is over 2 acres in size, and […]

Pet Stores Around Salinas, California

Lots of great chain and local pet stores are in business around Salinas, California. Shoppers have several options to buy premium cat and dog food, aquarium supplies or pet travel accessories. There is also a dog boarding ranch! Pet Fun at Harden Ranch Plaza Pet Fun is a big discount pet store that has had […]

Dog Parks Around Sonoma Wine Country, California

Sonoma Wine County is a beautiful area, and fortunately some people have utilized the land to create wonderful dog parks! Elizabeth Anne Perrone Dog Park The Elizabeth Anne Perrone Dog Park is located in Glen Ellen, California. It is a fenced-in, one-acre area that has a drinking fountain, a gazebo, shade trees and trails. It […]

Pet Stores in the East Bay Area, California

The East Bay in California consists of many different towns that have some great pet stores. These shops sell anything from holistic cat and dog foods to self-service pet washes to interesting fish, bird and reptile species. Paws and Claws Paws and Claws is a locally-owned Oakland store that carries lots of natural pet foods […]

Upcoming Dog Events Around California

There are lots of great summer pet-related events happening around California, including coffee and donut gatherings, fundraisers at bars, dog walks and pet care seminars. Canines and Coffee Terry Miller Park Valencia, California July 31 Canines and Coffee will be a free dog and human event starting at 9:30 and going on through 11:30 AM. […]

Dog-Friendly Vacationing in Monterey, California

Monterey, California, is a small city on the Pacific Coast in Central California. It has beautiful beaches and lots of other outdoor and water activities for humans and dogs. It is often windy and cool in this beach town, so come prepared. Attractions Monterey Bay Sailing Monterey Bay Sailing is docked at Fisherman’s Wharf, and […]

West Coast Ferret Clubs and Rescue Groups

Ferret lovers and owners throughout the West Coast of the United States have a handful of clubs they can join. Some of these clubs are rescue networks, if people are interested in adopting ferrets. The California clubs pay close attention to the legalization issues regarding ferrets. Ferret Friends, Inc Ferret Friends, Inc, is based out […]

Pet Stores around Long Beach, California

Long Beach is a hot spot in Southern California that is full of lovely pet stores, salons and services! Some of these business focus on cats and dogs, but others also offer products and services for fish, birds, reptiles and others. LaunderPet LaunderPet has a location in Belmont Heights, Long Beach, which has been serving […]

Pet Stores Around Santa Rosa, California

Santa Rosa, California, has some great pet stores that are set up to cater to specific animals like birds or fish. There are also a number of nice grooming salons, boarding places and general supply stores for pets in the area. Bird Exchange Bird Exchange claims to hold the largest selection of exotic birds in […]

Dog-Friendly Vacationing Around Humboldt, California

Humboldt County, California is located on the far North Coast of the state. The two biggest towns in Humboldt are Eureka, the county seat, and Arcata, a small college town. The towns have some interesting Victorian houses located in their premises. This area is situated on the Pacific Ocean, and away from the beaches, the […]

Dog Parks in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California, is a wonderful city full of beautiful parks and many off-leash areas for dogs. Being a very hilly city, most of these parks give excellent views of their surroundings. Alamo Park Alamo Park is located at Alamo Square and the Haight. Dogs must remain on leash if they are in the eastern […]

Upcoming Bird Events in the US and Canada

There are a a few informational events going on for the rest of this month, along with some giant bird expositions, where people can buy new exotic birds or discounted supplies! Midwest Bird Expo Kane County Exhibition Hall Saint Charles, Illinois May 22 This giant educational bird expo will go on from 9:30 AM-4:00 PM, […]

Dog-Friendly Vacationing in Redding, California

Redding, California is located in Shasta County, and has a population of around 100,000 people. It is the largest city in California north of Sacramento, at the northwestern end of the Central Valley. It is a wonderful place to go check out nature, as there are beautiful mountains to the north, east and west, as […]

Dog Parks Around Orange County, California

Best Friend Dog Park Huntington Beach, California The dog park in Huntington Beach is one half acre in size for dogs to roam off-leash. It is located next to Central Park on Edwards Street. It is fenced, and also separated into large and small dog areas. There is no official charge, but there is an […]

Upcoming Pet Events in California

If you’re headed westward with your dog within the next few weeks, there are tons of great outdoor activities and giant expos going on in California, especially in the South. There is also an educational seminar on vaccination, which is great for vets (humans only). Beach Blanket Bingo Paw Pawty Huntington Beach Dog Beach Huntington […]

Dog-Friendly Parks and Beaches in Santa Cruz, California

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Santa Cruz, California, is a great place to escape for nice weather and beautiful beaches. There are a few dog-friendly beaches and off-leash parks in Santa Cruz, just make sure you pay attention to the rules and what hours your dog is allowed on the sites. Off-Leash Dog Parks University Terrace Dog Run Dogs are […]

Dog-Friendly Hiking in Marin County, California

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Marin County is one of the most beautiful parts of all California, with plenty of pristine nature to enjoy for a day trip. It is a wonderful area to drive to if you are on vacation in San Francisco, as you are able to cross the famous Golden Gate Bridge and escape into the mountains […]