Issue 55: Autumn 2012

Fido Friendly Issue 55

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

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...