Issue 54: Summer 2012

Fido Friendly Issue 54

25 Day Trip Water, water, everywhere for Fido to swim AND paddleboard.
26 Ara and Spirit Diary of living life as a free spirit. Ara and Spirit’s own rock at the racetrack in Death Valley, California.
28 Fido Al Fresco From coastal dining to navy pier sightseeing, Fido al fresco eateries are popping up everywhere.
30 Vegas Baby! The pet-friendly Trump Hotel Collection™ has a luxurious visit planned for furry jet-setters.
32 Texas Hill Country Fabulous cuisine, private cabins and nights spent under the stars with your furry companion at Canyon of the Eagles.

14 Leave No Dog Offline Facebook fun and blogging Bowsers.
20 FIDO Expo A bonanza of tongue-toting canines.

36 Feature Giveaway Give a big Texas welcome to the Belmont Hotel that served as backdrop for our feature giveaway worth over $800 in prizes.
38 Jilli The world’s only poker playing dog.
41 National Dog Party Day A party with a purpose.
42 A new puppy! Now what? Bringing home puppy, the first 90 days.
44 Interview with Blythe Danner Talks about her co-star role in the new movie, The Lucky One.
46 Nothing Awkward About Matthew Fahey MTV Awkward star Matthew Fahey talks about the lucky day he found Penny.
48 TV’s The Little Couple Developing a love of animals is something both admit was instilled from a young age.
50 “Are You Ready for Some Football?!” Football players dote on their dogs in the off-season.
52 Summer Camp Forget the s’mores, just bring Fido to camp!
54 Retail Therapy Shop till you drop with Fido at these pet-friendly stores.
56 Water Safety Precautions to keep Fido safe.
58 Dog Days of Summer Several Major League Baseball teams invite well-behaved dogs to a day at their stadium.
61 Safe Sane Fireworks Seven-point plan for keeping dogs safe and sound.
62 Natural, Organic and Botanical: Oh My! What to make out of all those labels.

65 Table For Two Lucy Postins from The Honest Kitchen shares recipes from her new book.
67 Bowser on a Budget FIDO Friendly discovered a wag’s worth of destinations that do not skimp on quality but are also mindful to puppy’s penny pinching.
68 Crate & Garden TV host, writer and professional gardener, P. Allen Smith takes us on a tour of his farm.
70 Adoption Story Dog “tricks” his way out of death.
72 He Yaps/She Yaps Why does my dog dislike certain dogs?

73 The Glossary Speak the language that vets do.
74 Psychology Who gets the dog?
76 Nutrition A grain-free diet is almost always helpful in combating chronic yeast infections.
78 The Doc is In Can dogs get sunburned?
90 The Backyard Dog Bless You launches unique philanthropic campaigns.

From this issue

Recent Articles
  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    Greg Sims

    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....

  • Welcome to Dog Paradise

    Fido Friendly outrigger canoe excursion

    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...

  • Honey Creek Resort State Park

    Honey Creek Resort State Park

    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...

  • Celebrity Dog Pawing it Forward


    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...