54 Feature Giveaway Our biggest contest bone-anza ever: Save a dog and win $1,500 in prizes!
56 Cover Story Dog lover and pop icon Betty White shares her golden secrets with wit and candor, “…I’m having a ball, and I love what I do.”
60 Best Of We sniffed, scoured and pointed at the 50 best in Fido’s universe.
31 Day Trip Canine memories made in under 24 hours.
32 Off Track Non-traditional modes of transport take Fido to new heights.
34 The Naked Dog Celebrate leash-less adventures beach style.
36 Fido Al Fresco From waiters to waggers, high tail it to these canine-welcoming eateries.
38 Girlfriend Getaways One part girlfriends plus one part Fido equals one “fur-bulous” vacation.
40 Baltimore Inner Harbor Dogs hit a home run at the Hilton Baltimore.
42 Austin, Texas Saddle up, doggies, for a southern adventure at The Driskill.
44 Showboat Atlantic City All bets are on, as dogs get the red carpet boardwalk treatment.
46 California Coast: Part III Romacing the PCH.
48 Travel Tip How to travel with a fearful Fido.
50 Big Bear Cool Cabins Get your grizzly on at this sizzling California find.
52 Writing Contest Winner We asked, you wrote. Find out who won our first ever writing contest.
13 Best in Show “Wonder woman” of rescue gives dogs a place to bark.
14 Community Get ready to wag that tail as we introduce some of our Fido fur-ends and fans.
16 Leave No Dog Offline™ Social media roars with our standout Facebook and Twitter followers.
20 The Parlor Find it, sniff it, unearth it in our activity center.
22 FIDO Expo Our parade of dog tongues continues with this special 50th issue photo exposé.
26 Canine Connection Human consumption with Fido in mind.
28 Media Hound Lead reads and must-have media.
71 Table For Two Chef Jordi Farrès toasts for both.
74 Crate & Garden From Mother Nature’s garden to Fido’s feed bowl.
75 Adoption Story Nation adopts Patrick the pitbull.
76 Bowser on a Budget Hotels with travel deals during the dog days of summer.
77 He Yaps/She Yaps Nip a biter.
79 The Glossary Vet behind the ears?
80 Psychology Restoring human bonds with animal traits Leashes and Lovers style.
82 Diet Homeopathic remedies and flower essences to soothe a doggy soul.
84 The Doc is In Tending to Fido’s opposite end.
98 The Backyard Dog “tales” from readers’ very own back yards.
85 Galleria Some cool products to beat the heat and indulge the canine senses.
90 Travel Directory Top quality hotels for the roads less traveled and worth a sniff or two.
94 Marketplace Check out our collection of unique products in FIDO’s marketplace.
From this issue
St. Louis is a vibrant city for you and Fido to explore.
By Greg Sims
Dog-centric St. Louis has a lot to offer Fido and family from boat rides in Forest Park to scenic strolls through iconic neighborhoods.
If fortunate to be in town for a St. Louis Cardinals game at Busch Stadium AND in time for the annual Purina Pooches in the Ballpark event, grab Fido to join you for a day filled with fun....
Happy dogs take a break from city life in Mendocino.
By Heike Hellwig
Mendocino had been on our list of places to discover for several years and at last, my husband and I along with our Catahoula Leopard Dog, Jazz, were ready for the journey. After a long road trip along the coast (and countless stops to hunt for antiques), our Mendocino experience began as soon as we exited freeway 101 and...
Plenty of places to roam with your dog along the shores of Rathbun Lake.
By Susan Sims, Publisher
Wow. Double wow and double bow wow wow. If you find yourself lucky enough to be in Iowa, make a trip to the Honey Creek Resort located in a state park!
Last October we checked in mid-week and beat the crowds. It was a beautiful Indian Summer day so we took our dogs down to the beach for a game of...
Superheroes TurfMutt & the Outdoor Powers teach kids and families backyard science.
By Susan Sims, Publisher
This is a true rags-to-riches story of a dog called Lucky When you ask Kris Kiser, President and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equip-ment Institute who found Lucky living on the streets, he will be the first to tell you the moniker didn’t quite fit the dog at the time.
“He was in tough shape...