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
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Turnaroundbrighteyes ,

Room for Improvement

This app definitely doesn’t include everything but it’s still a great resource and a good starting point. I would like to see a place to “report an issue” with a business or location listed, because, for example I saw a restaurant listed that I know no longer exists. Perhaps somehow linking the places to google maps would be helpful so that if google maps no longer recognizes the location, it would be removed from 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!

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.

App Privacy

The developer, DogTrekker Inc, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

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

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