DogFriendly.com's California and the West Dog Travel Guide

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The complete travel guide for travelers with pets to California, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Great for residents and visitors alike. Plus Dogfriendly.com's 200 "must see" dog-friendly places in the West.

This All New 800 page 4th Edition now has over 6,000 dog-friendly places! In additon to even more California listings than before, we have added dog-friendly places throughout the West including the states of Arizona, Colorado, ...

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Overview

The complete travel guide for travelers with pets to California, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Great for residents and visitors alike. Plus Dogfriendly.com's 200 "must see" dog-friendly places in the West.

This All New 800 page 4th Edition now has over 6,000 dog-friendly places! In additon to even more California listings than before, we have added dog-friendly places throughout the West including the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Plus a special section on Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

This comprehensive travel guide is designed just for dog travelers! For all 9 states, you'll find a variety of great dog-friendly accommodations, campgrounds, RV parks, pet-friendly attractions, parks, beaches, hikes, dog parks, outdoor restaurants, highway guides and more. PLUS enjoy reading about and visiting the Top 200 "Must See" dog-friendly places throughout California and the West. And whether you are traveling with a small dog or big dog, we focus on places that allow well-behaved dogs of all sizes and breeds.

LODGING - From standard accommodations to upscale resorts, you'll find dog-friendly hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns, cabins, vacation rentals, and upscale resorts. This guide includes both chain and independently-owned specialty accommodations that welcome your four-legged friend. Pet policies like pet fees and number of dogs per room are included. And the accommodations we list allow dogs in non-smoking rooms.

CAMPGROUNDS AND RV PARKS - In addition to hotels and motels, you will also find dog-friendly campgrounds and RV parks that welcome dogs. Stay atcampgrounds that offer dog-friendly trails nearby or within a short walk of your campsite. Plus pet-friendly camping cabins and RV parks for the not-so-ruffin'-it getaway.

TOP 200 "MUST SEE" DOG-FRIENDLY PLACES - Read about and visit some of the best places to bring your best friend. From places that welcome pets with open arms to some great places to visit that allow pets. Find hotels that pamper your pet, first-class outdoor dog-friendly dining, popular sightseeing spots, great shopping centers that welcome your pooch, and some of the best dog-friendly beaches and hikes around.

ATTRACTIONS - Enhance your travel experience by visiting popular sightseeing areas, taking a dog-friendly boat, train, gondola or carriage ride, visiting a dog-friendly winery or farm, taking a
guided walking tour, shopping in a retail store, walking through a historical area or museum, enjoying a National Park or even visiting a pet-friendly amusement park.

PARKS, BEACHES, HIKES AND DOG PARKS - Visit local, state or national parks and view huge waterfalls, giant sequoia trees, sand dunes and red rock country. Pet policies are included, such as where dogs are allowed off-leash and where they need to be leashed.

OUTDOOR RESTAURANTS Dine outdoors with your best friend by your side at sidewalk cafes or upscale restaurants that have pet-friendly patios. Choose from a variety of restaurants and cuisines.

HIGHWAY GUIDES - Finding dog-friendly lodging along the road is now easier with our Highway Guides. There are 15 major highway and interstate guides with pet-friendly hotels and lodging arranged in order from north to south and west to east.

Also includes:
- Public Transportation that allows dogs including city buses, cable
cars, trains and boats.
- Pet Travel Tips: Be sure to read our sections on Preparation for a
Road Trip and Etiquette for the Traveling Dog.
- Internet Updates to let you know what has changed since the book
was published.

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What People Are Saying

Janet Fullwood
"Pet-loving road warriors have for years relied on the Dog Friendlyguidebooks and Web site ... Their newest title, DogFriendly.com's California and the West Dog Travel Guide ... deserves a place in every canine-lover's car... The list of 200 "must see" places where dogs are welcome is in itself worth the price of the book."--(Janet Fullwood, Travel Editor, Sacramento Bee
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780971874275
  • Publisher: DogFriendly.com, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/30/2007
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 973,306
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Tara and Len Kain have traveled over 150,000 miles across the U.S. and Canada with their family and dogs in search of some of the best dog-friendly places around. They founded DogFriendly.com in 1998 and have been traveling together with dogs since 1990. They edit and operate DogFriendly.com, which currently has over 1 million readers annually. Tara and Len, along with DogFriendly.com, have been featured in many newspaper articles, on radio and on TV. Tara, Len and their family reside in the California foothills near Sacramento.
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