Issue 55: Autumn 2012

Fido Friendly Issue 55

Travel
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.

Community
20 FIDO Expo - There’s snow time like tongue time with our 50 best reader-submitted images.

Features
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.

Home
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.

Wellness
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

Recent Articles
  • Adventures in Pet Sitting

    Adventures in Pet Sitting: Woofs & Wine in the South of France

    Adventures in Pet Sitting: Woofs & Wine in the South of France

    It’s impossible to regard housesitting as a job when the rewards last a lifetime.

    By Jane Thomas

    When nursing a broken heart—or a severely dented ego—three things are essential to recovery: a stunning location, free-flowing wine and dogs. A brutal twisting of events saw me spending a new year’s eve scouring the Internet for the...

  • Woodinville’s Wine Country

    Willows Lodge sits at the heart of your wine tasting experience in Woodinville

    Over 100 wineries welcome you and Fido to partake of the sights, smells and tastes of this growing wine country.

    By editor, Nicholas Sveslosky

    Passion is infectious. Any wine enthusiast and dog lover who wishes to be infected with passion

    should grab Fido and head to Woodinville Wine Country in Washington. With over 100 wine tasting rooms, and the variety of wine makers and personality to go...

  • On Wisconsin the Bow Wow Wow Badger State!

    Two cities in Wisconsin are a playground for Fido.

    Two cities in Wisconsin are a playground for Fido.

    By Greg Sims

    Green Bay is the oldest city in Wisconsin and well known as the Packers hometown. While wineries, cheese tasting and breweries dot the landscape; it’s the Packers that drive the economy in Green Bay.

    Recently named an All-American city, it consistently ranks high on “best-places” lists as well.

    With your canine companion, take a...

  • Cruelty-Free Products

    Cruelty-Free Products without harming any animals

    Compassionate products that don’t involve taking from animals.

    Treating all of our animal friends on earth with compassion and kindness can start with meatless Mondays and carry-over to a vegan lifestyle. It may be as simple as buying products that are not tested on animals from cosmetics to shoes and clothing made from non-animal products. A subtle shift in mindset and lifestyle has an enormous...