Auburn, California may be known for its California Gold Rush History, but that reputation is quickly going to the dogs. No, literally! Auburn is quickly becoming one of the top dog spots in northern Cali. Not only does it provide you and your pup with plenty of outdoor activities because of the glorious weather and environment, but it also is progressively growing its supply of dog-friendly and dog-encouraged restaurants, bars, parks, and more!
Much of this dog-friendly vibe has to do with the number of shelters that either are located in Auburn or serve the Auburn area.
One of the most popular shelters, the Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills, is well-known for enforcing California's anti-cruelty laws that help protect animals from abuse and neglect. They foster homeless animals, help find adoptive families for pups, and work to educate the public on pet ownership and protection.
Just a few miles south-west of Auburn is another popular shelter that serves the Sacramento and Auburn areas. The Sacramento SPCA is an open admission, no-kill animal shelter that's dedicated to providing medical care, adoptions for pets, partnerships with rescue groups, and community education.