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
  • 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...