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.
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