Issue 56: Winter 2012

Fido Friendly Issue 56

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.

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

40 25 Days of Gift Giving
You may be a lucky winner in our December gift giving calendar contest.
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.

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
  • Dunedin aka Dogedin

    pet-friendly destination Dunedin

    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.


  • Bora Bora

    St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

    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...

  • Southern California Dreaming

    Fido-welcoming seaside communities

    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.

    Location: Oceanside
    STAY: Beachfront Only Vacation Rentals

    Do you like the sound of crashing waves? Your own...

  • Adoption Story

    Cane's Bucket List—A beloved dog’s diagnosis of terminal cancer inspired his owners to come up with a creative way to cope.

    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...

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