Description® takes best-in-show when it comes to planning dog-friendly adventures in California. We have sniffed out the best dog-friendly hotels, dining, hikes, beaches, attractions, wineries and local services where you and your best friend will have lots of safe, tail-waggin’ fun.

More: Our new mobile app embodies the same 4-Paw Promise that has made the award-winning website the most user-friendly and dog-friendly. That promise: to deliver the most local and accurate listings, provide engaging content from veteran travel writers and stand behind our commitment to support the animal welfare organizations in the areas we serve.
This free mobile app provides ‘Nearby’ lodging, dining, hikes, splash zones, attractions and local services, including emergency services, wherever you are in California. Switch over to the ‘Explore’ mode and you will be able to plan your trips throughout California’s 15 regions, 58 counties and hundreds of cities. Within these destinations, you’ll not only find listings, but over 1,000 associated stories pulled from the editorial library.

You will also have listing information, including website links, descriptions, contact information and directions. Finally, you can sign up for’s DogCation® sweepstakes, a chance to win overnight stays at some of the most dog-friendly lodging properties in California.

Download the DogTrekker app today and take us with you on your next adventure.

Disclaimer: Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 4.2

Fixes issues with missing content in iOS 13.2.2. Fixes issues with toggle between "nearby" mode and explore mode when device loses location or connectivity. Updates default data. Updates ad library to not require bluetooth.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

cavila55 ,

Needs improvement

The app is nice but, it needs a lot of improvements. For example: under my favorites it does not let me sort by city. What if I'm at a different city visiting and I marked my favorites I can't view them because all I get is the name for the restaurant. My near by location same thing I can't view different cities near by I have to go thru the whole list again. It's just a bit annoying. Please make it a little more user friendly. The app is good but NEEDS A LOT OF IMPROVEMENT.

JaybeeRaybee ,

App working well

I downloaded the app and I've been having no problems. It's wonderful being able to look in one place for the dog friendly hiking in restaurants in the Northbay. I'm running an iPhone 6 if that makes any difference. I'll check back in and re-review after having a little bit more field experience with the app.

BriarRose6 ,

So much great information!

This is a great app for anyone traveling California with their dog. Often it requires a lot of research, and this app does all the work for you! I especially love it for road trips where I don't know where I'll end up with my pup and this app helped guide me on the spot. Highly recommended!


DogTrekker Inc
60 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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