Issue 48: Mar/Apr 2011

Fido Friendly Issue 48

COVER STORY
38 Alison Sweeney Television’s Biggest Loser host wins the hearts of dog lovers. PLUS easy exercises for both you and Fido that will make working out fun.

FEATURES
42 Disaster Planning Our three-tier canine call to action when disaster strikes.
44 Get in the Doghouse—21st Century Style Raise the roof, summon the neighbors, we’re unleashing all canine boundaries.
50 Search & Rescue Dogs destined to dig and discover.
52 Amazon Cares Peruvian pups get a second chance thanks to human and canine ambassadors.
54 Paradise Ranch Here comes the Sun Valley and Fido basks in its California glory.

DESTINATIONS
56 Spaws for Dogs The next time you hit the road with Fido, make it count. There may even be a massage in it for him.
60 Bed, Bark & Breakfast Our picks for B&Bs that aim to please Fido and family.
66 Pampered Pooch in Sedona Serene Sedona welcomes both you and your pooch.
68 California Dreamin’ Beach Blanket Bingo.
70 Hotel Monaco: Salt Lake City, Utah Mountain majesty and Great Lake grandeur at this decadent destination.
72 Finish Line Logging 10,000 miles across Europe, Finley Fagan delivers a bittersweet adieu.
74 Fido Al Fresco Doggy bag to a whole new level: Canine connoisseurs delight in dining.
76 Albuquerque’s Bow-Wow Factor Quirky-cool sights, Sandia Heights and canine delights.
78 Aloft Philadelphia Airport Wake me up before you a go-go at this trendy and eclectic hotel.

DEPARTMENTS
12 The Parlor Puparazzi and Crossword Puzzle, Fido Feed/Weird News, Fur-bulous Anagram, Letters to the Editor, Where’s Fido, Social Media Connection. Last call for our Leave No Dog Behind® writing contest.
22 Show Us Your Tongues Is your Fido one of the 50 selected for tell-“tail” tongue fun?
24 My Business Has Gone to the Dogs Ken Meares, CEO and Founder of Great HealthWorks, makers of Mussel Dog has a passion for helping people and their pets.
26 Crate & Garden Floor by four, options to keep floors looking furbulously fab.
28 Pet Nutrition Spicing up Fido’s foods without flipping his lid (or digestive tract).
30 The Doc is In Are dogs being over vaccinated? Shot in the dark, we’ve got the target answers.
32 Bowser on a Budget Frugal Fidos cut costs.
33 Best in Show Hand to paw, meals and wheels, heart to hospice, Banfield Trust touches lives.
34 Training 101 “Uncle, Uncle!” Tug-of-war: Knowing when to say enough.
35 Adoption Story From emaciated to immaculate, one dog’s journey to his forever home.
36 Leashes & Lovers Walk the walk, bark the bark, and keep the doggitude in check.
90 Lead Reads Dogs who can’t (and won’t) stop loving us humans.

THE DIRECTORY
79 Lifestyle Guide
84 Travel Guide

From this issue

Recent Articles
  • Unique Discoveries

    Virginia City, Nevada.

    In Reno and South Lake Tahoe

    By Nicholas Sveslosky, Editor

    Reno, Nevada is a hidden gem. With direct flights from major cities offered by Alaska Airlines and with Fido allowed to join you on the flight, Reno is now within barking distance for those wishing to travel with their dogs. Many that come into Reno may continue on to South Lake Tahoe for their final destination, but there are a few...

  • FIDO Friendly Top Ski Resort Destination

    Whistler, Evolution Hotel

    Whistler, Evolution Hotel

    By Nicholas Sveslosky, Editor

    FIDO Friendly magazine has chose one of the top winter destinations for all you powder hounds out there. Evolution Hotel is nestled in Whistler’s Creekside Village and the hotel puts you within walking distance of the Creekside Gondola. At the end of the day, relax and melt away any of those sore muscles at the hotel’s outdoor heated pool,...

  • Molly Tuttle—A Kind and Conscientious Fashion Blogger

    Molly with her 3 rescue hounds Buster, Banksie, and Gia.

    A documentary inspired a total life change and the creation of a unique blog.

    By Penny Eims

    Molly Tuttle’s Popular Blog, Fashionveggie, something that she refers to as her "passion project," was not a well-planned out venture. Instead, she tells FIDO Friendly that it was a "very impulsive move." The blog, which includes fashion, books, travel and more, came to be after Tuttle watched a...

  • Pumpkin the Adorable Bandit Dog

    Pumkin, a raccon, and his dog buddy Oreo

    Pumpkin, Oreo and Toffee are three unlikely friends, with an incredible bond.

    By Penny Eims

    Pumpkin may very well be the cutest “bandit” dog that you have ever seen. Okay, perhaps not a dog of the canine sort, but shh, don’t tell her. In 2014, when Pumpkin was just a month old, she fell from a tree during a Bahamian windstorm - the fall resulted in a broken leg and ultimately, the loss of her...