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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE's California and the West Dog Travel Guide  is named a Finalist for Book of the Year by ForeWord Magazine

For the Second Time, A dog travel guide book has been named a finalist.'s United States and Canada Dog Travel Guide won first place  in June, 2005.

POLLOCK PINES, CA -- March 10, 2008 --'s California and the West  Dog Travel Guide Book (ISBN 9780971874275) by Tara and Len Kain has been named a category finalist by ForeWord Magazine for its 2007 Book of the Year Award.  ForeWord Magazine judges are librarians, booksellers and book reviewers. The announcement of the winning books will be made on May 29 during Book Expo America (BEA) in Los Angeles, the country's largest annual book and literature event. This is the second time that has been named a finalist. In 2005,'s United States and Canada Dog Travel Guide was awarded first place in the pet category. 

 This 800 page book has over 6,000 dog-friendly places! In addition to California dog-friendly places throughout the West are included in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Plus a special section on Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

The 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 or large dog, we focus on places that welcome well-behaved dogs of all sizes. also publishes other pet travel guide books including the brand new's Lodging Guide for Travelers With Dogs,'s Campground and RV Park Guide, and's United States and Canada Dog Travel Guide.

The book's authors Tara and Len Kain founded ( in 1998 in order to help people find places to visit with their dogs. In addition to its books, which are available at a bookstore near you, at  and at online bookstores, offers a free online travel guide with thousands of dog-friendly places. 

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