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If you frequently travel with four-legged family members, you’ve come to the right place.

 Like other veteran dog travelers, you’ve probably got a routine for planning adventures, making reservations, packing up, and heading out. Congratulations! If you’ve already outlined where and when to travel and how to get there, you can skip over to the Leave Only Paw Prints downloads or blog pages for helpful trip resources.

 If you believe, however, that old dogs can learn new tricks, we’ve got fun ideas to share. Leave Only Paw Prints partners with the savvy travel writers at, and we’ve tapped into their favorites from more than 250 combined years of on-the-road and on-the-trail dog-friendly adventures. They’ve explored both classic, popular stops and under-the-radar gems.

 For example, did you know that:

  • Nearly a dozen trains in California welcome both people and pups?
  • Tenaya Lodge is Yosemite’s dog-friendly and family-friendly winter wonderland?
  • While Lake Tahoe is one popular recreation destination, experts have uncovered several scenic, splashy lakeside alternatives?
  • Mendocino County is California’s capital of wine, waves, wilderness and wag?
  • In DogTrekker’s annual reader survey, cabins and cottages top the list of desired accommodations?
  • Redding is the trail capital of California, offering 80 trail miles within its city limits plus hundreds more (including plenty of dog-friendly paths!) within a 20-mile radius?
  • Some lodging partners welcome you with more than just accommodations? Take Mendocino’s Stanford Inn, for instance, which features on-site dining, garden walks, pup-friendly canoes and so much more.
  • Santa Cruz County is a dog-lover’s dream, with beaches, hikes, wineries and dog-passionate lodging properties?
  • Wild Blue Dogs holds its week-long summer dog camp, benefiting canine cancer treatment, at Lake Tahoe each spring?
  • Sacramento’s big backyard buzzes with dog-friendly parks, hikes, farm-to-fork dining, pup-friendly accommodations, and convenient proximity to the wineries and attractions of Gold Country?

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