24 Dog Spa - Relax at this new resort that caters to canines and their people.
26 Ara & Spirit - Taking stock in the ‘real world.’
28 Vail Beaver - Four season resort welcomes Fido.
30 The Dog Days of Destin - It’s a Florida dog’s life.
32 Sundance Resort - Robert Redford got it right.
34 Ruffin it in Roanoke - Black Dog Salvage and walks along the river is just the start.
20 FIDO Expo - There’s snow time like tongue time with our 50 best reader-submitted images.
38 Feature Giveaway - Shelter dog Niles has been adopted but prizes are yet to be won.
40 Food Tasters - It makes sense for Fido to sample food heading for the masses, but his own private play yard?
42 Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog - How one dog started a fire-safety revolution and taught kids the importance of “roll over.”
44 Avalanche Dogs - Buried alive and wet noses to the rescue.
48 Sustainable Living - You know you want to “go green” with Fido and we will show you how.
50 Surf’s Up, Doggies (and Goats)! - Dog packs and a pair of goats are taming the mighty Pacific Ocean.
52 Get Your Licks on Route 66 - Animal Planet’s Victoria Stilwell from ‘It’s me or the dog’ talks about her role as official spokesperson for the 4th annual month long pet adoption tour: Get Your Licks on Route 66.
57 Table For Two - Check out this recipe that will be sure to make Fido sit and beg for more.
58 Crate & Garden - P. Allen Smith creates the perfect outdoor space for his dogs Smudge and Squeek.
60 Adoption Story - Rescue London will steal your heart.
62 He Yaps/She Yaps - Don’t get those leashes wrapped around your ankles. Tips on walking more then one dog at the same time.
63 Bowser on a Budget - Good season to save on travel.
65 The Glossary - Veterinarian-to-English dictionary.
66 Psychology - Leashes and Lovers - Best furry friend trumps newbie.
68 Diet/Nutrition - Scoop on poop.
70 The Doc is In - He ate what? Interesting items surface a year later, even our publisher’s dog Jake solved the puzzle of the missing rubber ducky.
82 The Backyard - People making a difference in our own backyard. Let a smile be your umbrella.
From this issue
If you come back in your next life as a dog be sure to live that life in Dunedin, Florida.
By Greg Sims
Traveling for FIDO Friendly magazine to sniff out hotels and destinations for purpose of review is a ‘ruff’ job, but someone has to do it. I had the opportunity to visit Dunedin recently and became enchanted with the city, its people and its dog-gone Fido-friendliness at every corner.
Better Life for Bora Bora Dogs—Tracy Fentem really loves dogs; so much in fact that she has eight of her own.
By Yvonne Dick
As Director of Sales and Marketing for the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort in the French Polynesian islands Tracy Fentem found it nearly unbearable to drive along the island roads and see the stray dogs.
“Anything that’s dog related, you know, I’m the crazy dog lady,” she...
Five seaside properties where Fido reigns supreme.
By publisher, Susan Sims
Southern California boasts a variety of Fido-welcoming communities on and off-leash with parks, beaches and tiny hamlets begging for the playful side of both you and your canine companion to come out and play.
STAY: Beachfront Only Vacation Rentals
Do you like the sound of crashing waves? Your own...
Cane's Bucket List—A beloved dog’s diagnosis of terminal cancer inspired his owners to come up with a creative way to cope with the loss that would come too soon.
By Penny Elms
When faced with the end of a beloved dog’s life, it can be nearly impossible to wrap one’s head around the thought of saying good-bye. While we may hope for our dogs to reach a certain age - one which seems significant...