Issue 56: Winter 2012

Fido Friendly Issue 56

Travel
25 Top Ski Resorts Where Powder Hounds Unite!
Take Fido for a winter retreat where he can kick up his heels while you slide around on yours.
30 Trump Chicago
19th floor river and lake views to a thrill.
33 FIreSky Resort & Spa The Mediterranean inspired resort has Fido and canine companion begging for more.
36 Loving Las Cruces
Where else can you find Chile, history and ghosts?
38 Florida or Bust
Sunny Isles is a relaxing chic alternative to Miami.

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

Features
40 25 Days of Gift Giving
You may be a lucky winner in our December gift giving calendar contest.
42 ANNIE
This musical duo impresses Broadway.
46 Star of the Show
Join Lady Long Rider and sidekick Claire dog as they ride their horses, yes they BOTH have horses, in to the hearts of all those they meet.
52 Westminster
An up close, personal, and intimate look at the annual Garden show..
54 History in the Making
Petfinder has long been the leader in helping to place pets in to new forever homes.

Home
57 Table For Two Munch on holiday noshers with Fido.
58 Crate & Garden P. Allen Smith along with Smudge and Squeak prepare for winter.
60 He Yaps/She Yaps Our trainers weigh in on keeping both you and Fido safe and sane during the holiday season.
61 Bowser on a Budget Fido-friendly finds that will leave you waggin for more.
62 Adoption Story FIDO Friendly’s very own Elise Phillips Margulis, talks about ‘a thing of Beauty is a joy forever.’

Wellness 65 The Glossary Veterinarian-to-English dictionary.
66 Psychology Is your dog your fur-child and is that ok?
68 Diet/Nutrition Don’t skimp on feeding Fido a healthy and nutritious meal.
70 The Doc is In The skinny on raw feeding for Fido.
82 The Backyard One brown dog inspired the Brown Dog Foundation where help is on the way to bridge the financial gap in a medical crisis.

From this issue

Recent Articles
  • Tentrr

    Tentrr Provides Comforts of Home in the Great Outdoors

    Tentrr Provides Comforts of Home in the Great Outdoors

    Few dogs have experienced acres to themselves to run free and reconnect with their animal spirit.

    Give you and your dog a special treat by booking a fully equipped, Fido-friendly campsite for your next vacation! Tentrr is perfect for the experienced camper who’s looking to escape the crowded campground or a novice who’s never pitched a...

  • Pet-friendly Beaches

    fido friendly beaches

    Top Twelve Pet-Friendly Beaches Around the World

    A great day at the seaside just isn’t the same without your best friend so follow us to discover the globe’s top 12 dog-friendly beaches.

    By Heidi Fuller-love

    Island Fun, Florida.

    A short drive from Fort Myers Beach, just follow Estero Blvd to Lovers Key and you’ll find Dog Beach just after the entrance to the State Park. This secluded Lee...

  • Standford

     The Stanford Court in San Francisco

    A Wag Above the Rest

    Beautiful views, great location and stellar accommodations make the Stanford Court a prime pick when staying and playing in San Francisco.

    By Nicholas Sveslosky, Editor at Large

    When reviewing hotels I look for great accommodations, beautiful views and unique places to dine for me, and plenty of great places for my dog to sniff. The Stanford Court in San Francisco has all...

  • Pet Therapy in the Workplace

    Luna has become an intrinsic part of treatment at The Dental Boutique

    The Power of Pet Therapy in the Workplace

    By Claudia Bensimoun

    Ever wonder what pets do when they’re at the workplace? A typical day for Luna with Dr. Carlos J.Huerta, DMD, owner of The Dental Boutique in NYC, means snuggling with patients and enticing them to play fetch with her favorite toys while they wait, so that everyone is happy by the time they reach the treatment room. “Luna has become...