AAA has released the 2013 version of its popular Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA PetBook. Now in its 15th edition, the guide features more than 14,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and campgrounds that welcome travelers and their four-legged friends. The annually-updated guidebook provides detailed information for finding and selecting the right place to stay, hotel pet policies, pet travel advice and emergency vet clinics.

“Whether you’re a seasoned pet traveler or a first-timer, this book is a tremendous resource for information not available anywhere else,” said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma.

The AAA PetBook, available in print and digital versions, has seen a 40 percent increase in listings for pet-friendly AAA Approved hotels and campgrounds since its first edition in 1999. “The industry has changed with the evolving needs of travelers,” said Mai. “Pets are now a big part of family planning for many of us. The growing number of travel options, like those listed in the AAA PetBook, makes it easier to plan a fun trip that includes furry family members.”

The release of the new edition, full of scenic, smile-provoking photos of pets enjoying safe travel, also marks the opening of the next annual AAA PetBook Photo Contest sponsored by Best Western. Travelers who snap a candid photo of their pet during this year’s vacation can enter through Nov. 30, 2013. Each year, winners are selected to appear on covers of the next edition and receive additional prizes. See inside The AAA PetBook for details, or access official contest rules, an entry form and the contest photo gallery at

Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA PetBook, 15th edition, is available at selected AAA Oklahoma offices for $12.95 (members) and $18.95 (nonmembers). The book can also be purchased at most large bookstores and through online booksellers.