"Indispensable to dog owners, dog lovers, or indulgent onlookers, and vastly entertaining as well." The Sierra Club
Offering the inside scoop on where dogs are welcome, this special breed of guidebook is perfect for travelers and residents who don't want to leave their canine pals behind.

The Dog's Lover's Companion series features extensive information on everything from the best hound-hospitable parks, beaches, and recreation areas to the dog-friendliest restaurants, hotels, and shops in select regions across the country.

These guides provide:

INSIDER INFORMATION on hundreds of off-leash areas, parks, hiking trails, camping areas, and beaches, all rated from a pooch's perspective on a one- to four-paw scale

CANINE COVERAGE of dog friendly hotels, restaurants, and shops, plus tips on pup safety and etiquette

DOGGY DIVERSIONS, such as ferry trips, train rides, winery visits, and pet parades

DETAILED MAPS and driving directions for easy travel planning

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