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Gorgeous weather, lots of wide-open spaces, and a relentlessly welcoming attitude help make California one of the most pet-friendly states in the country. Research shows that nearly 40 percent of pet owners travel with their furry companions each year, and the Golden State is a prime destination. Many communities—including Ventura, Monterey, and Mendocino—go out of their way to welcome pets, and across the state there are scores of wineries, breweries, restaurants, and hotels that cater to canine companions.

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