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Tara Kain has traveled over 150,000 miles across the U.S. and Canada with her family and dogs in search of some of the best dog-friendly places around. Tara serves as's President and editor-in-chief. She founded in 1998 and has been traveling with her dogs since 1990. Currently, nearly 1 million people annually visit She has written a number of magazine articles including a dog travel column for Jersey Pets Magazine in New Jersey and an article for Petopian Magazine out of San Francisco. Tara has been interviewed by numerous reporters about dog travel, dogs in the workplace and other issues concerning dogs in public places. and Tara have been featured in many articles over the years including in most major newspapers. She has appeared on CNN and CBS Television, did a live on-line forum for USA Today and been a guest on many  radio shows. Prior to Tara demonstrated new technology products in the Customer Briefing Center for Sun Microsystems. She previously held various positions at Apple Computer and Cisco Systems. Tara holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. 

Tara's book's United States and Canada Dog Travel Guide (ISBN 0971874239) was named the Winner  of  the  2004 Book of the Year for Pet books by ForeWord Magazine in June 2005.'s California and the West Dog Travel Guide (ISBN 9780971874275) by Tara and Len Kain has been named a finalist for the 2007 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Magazine in March 2008.


Len Kain and his family have traveled over 150,000 miles researching dog-friendly places. Len began traveling with his dog when he was young. His family traveled with a camping trailer and brought along their standard poodle, Ricky. Currently, Len serves as's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Len has been quoted numerous times in print, on radio and television about issues relating to traveling with Dogs. Prior to joining Len served in various executive and management positions in several Silicon Valley and Internet Companies. Len holds a Bachelor or Engineering degree from Stevens Tech in New Jersey, a Master of Science degree from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.'s California and the West Dog Travel Guide (ISBN 9780971874275) by Tara and Len Kain has been named a finalist for the 2007 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Magazine in March 2008.



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