Doin' California With Your Pooch
Eileen's Guide of Pet-Friendly Lodging and Outdoor Adventure in California 


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ISBN# 1-884465-16-1 
736 pages, illustrated 
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No more sneaking Snoopy.  So many places welcome Fido and Rover that there's rarely an occasion when your buddy can't come along. From Adelanto to Yucca Valley, choose lodging from over 2,000 hotels, B&Bs (aka Bed & Biscuits), motels, resorts, inns and ranches that welcome you and your dog. 

Doin' California With Your Pooch! details thousands of adventures you can share with your canine. No matter what your budget or recreational preference, you'll be able to put together the perfect adventure with your Pooch! 

Pooch can come along ...

If you're planning to vacation in California with your pooch or if you live in California and want to enjoy more of your home state with your favorite canine buddy, Doin' California With Your Pooch is the only reference source you'll need. Included are thousands of dog-friendly accommodations and outdoor adventures as well as chapters covering everything from travel training to travel etiquette.

Simplify vacation planning ...

The user-friendly format of Doin' California With Your Pooch combines lodging and recreation under individual city headings. Pick a city, decide on lodging and then reference the outdoor activities listed under that city. Or if you've always wanted to hike a certain trail or visit a particular park, just reverse the process. Using the index, locate the activity of choice, find the closest lodging and go from there. It's that easy to plan a vacation you and your pooch will enjoy.

-- SAMPLE LISTING --

SAN FRANCISCO / Lodging

ALEXANDER INN 
415 O'Farrell St (94102) 
Rates: $48-$84; 
Tel: (415) 928-6800; (800) 843-8709 

BERESFORD HOTEL 
635 Sutter St (94102) 
Rates: $79-$99; 
Tel: (415) 673-9900; (800) 533-6533 

BEST WESTERN 
CIVIC CENTER MOTOR INN 
364 9th St (94103) 
Rates: $65-$95; 
Tel: (415) 621-2826; (800) 528-1234 

CAMPTON PLACE HOTEL 
340 Stockton St (94108) 
Rates: $185-$320; 
Tel: (415) 781-5555; (800) 235-4300

EXECUTIVE SUITES 
One St Francis Pl (94107) 
Rates: $125-$189; 
Tel: (415) 495-5151 

HAUS KLEEBAUER BED & BREAKFAST 
225 Clipper (Noe Valley 94114) 
Rates: $65-$85; 
Tel: (415) 821-3866 

Just do it ...
No matter what your budget or outdoor preference, with this directory you'll be able to put together the perfect day, weekend or month-long odyssey. Okay, now you've got your pooch packed and you're ready for the fun to begin. How will you make the most of your travel or vacation time?

No more sneaking Snoopy ...

Choose lodging from hotels, B&Bs (aka Bed & Biscuits), motels, resorts, inns and ranches that welcome you and your dog - through the front door. From big cities to tiny hamlets, Doin' California With Your Pooch provides the names, addresses, phone numbers and room rates of thousands of dog-friendly accommodations. Arranged in an easy-to-use alphabetical format, this directory covers all of California, from Adelanto to Yucca Valley.

SAN FRANCISCO / Recreation

ALTA PLAZA PARK 
Info: 
Your pooch will have a paw-stomping good time fraternizing with canine locals at this leash-free neighborhood park. Don't forget a tennis ball or frisbee. 

Directions: 
Bordered by Jackson, Clay, Steiner and Scott Streets. The off-leash area is located on the second level above Clay. 
 

BUENA VISTA PARK 
Info: 
Finish a morning of browsing and people watching in Haight Ashbury with a visit to this park.  Dozens of eucalyptus and redwood encircled trails run up and down the hillsides. Or cling to the park's summit for seemingly endless vistas. 

Directions: 
Access the park from Buena Vista Avenue west and Waller Street, or from Haight Street. The shaded west side of the park is the leash-free section. 

 CORONA HEIGHTS PARK/RED ROCK PARK 
Info: 
Begin your day's excursion at the foot of the park where Fido and his canine cronies can scamper in green grass glee.  Or get the juices flowing with a steep, shadeless climb to the top where great city views abound.  Bring plenty of water. 

Directions: 
Located at Museum Way and Roosevelt Avenue. 

GOLDEN GATE PARK - Leashes 
Info: 
Hot diggety dog. 1,000 acres await your exploration in this amazing urban oasis. Sniff out the leash-free areas, there are several within the park's boundaries. Pack snacks and plan to picnic with the pup - you're sure to work up an appetite strolling this verdant expanse. 

Directions: 
The park is bounded by Fulton, Lincoln and Stanyan Streets, and the Great Highway. 

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE HIKE - Leashes 
Beginner/3.0 miles/1.5 hours 

Info: 
Nothing compares to the views from the center of the Golden Gate Bridge. On a clear day you'll see Alcatraz, Angel Island, the San Francisco waterfront and the East Bay Hills.  After parking, you and your Golden Gate Retriever will walk through a tunnel under Highway 101, before looping up to the pathway entrance.  Dress warmly, it  gets cool out there. For more information: (415) 556-0560 

Directions: 
From Highway 101 at the south end of Golden Gate Bridge, use the toll plaza parking exit. Parking directly east and west of the toll plaza. Walk through the tunnel to the bridge. 

Note
Leash-free from Marina Green to the west gate of Crissy Field.

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