Issue 71: Spring 2017

Fido Friendly Issue 71

Travel
20 Inn and Spa at Loretto
Santa Fe is a wonderful walking town and the Inn and Spa at Loretto is a perfect base camp for any and all excursions with Fido.

22 Alexandria is for Dog Lovers
More than half of Alexandria’s hotels are Fido-friendly.

26 San Antonio
The city appears on best-places lists year after year thanks to its collage of cultures, attractions and festivals.

28 Tropical Dog
Living in Columbia with a dog.

30 Adventures in Petsitting
Author Jane Thomas travels to English Lake District.

34 The Getaway at Glen Highland Farm
Dog-lovers travel to the Farm to escape to the countryside with their dogs.

Community/Trends
12 Contest Winners
Past winners and the loot they received from sponsors in FIDO Friendly contests!

16 FIDO Fun Zone
From Puparazzi to Crossword Fun, buried treasures await.
18 FIDO Expo
A bonanza of tongue-wagging canines.

Features
32 Feature Giveaway
Two rescue dogs are featured in a photo shoot at Hotel Indigo in San Diego surrounded by products you have a chance to win!

36 Cover: Finding FIDO Friendly, Inc.
TV Host Seth Casteel of Finding Fido talks about his new show and book Underwater Dogs.

38 Bringing Home Puppy
Great roundup of products will help you train and live with your new puppy.

44 Kat Mendenhall
Two words you’d never expect to hear in the same sentence: cattle rancher’s daughter and vegan.

46 From Pineapple to Kombucha Tea
See the ingenious way designers are making vegan leather.

48 Water Thru Skin
Yogini and compassionate animal advocate Valeria Hinojosa.

50 Third Annual Cruelty-free Issue
Leading a more compassionate lifestyle begins with daily choices from what we eat and what we wear.

56 Shelter Me
Dr. Jane Goodall hosts inspiring PBS series that features shelter dogs trained to protect endangered species in Africa.

Home
58 He Yaps She Yaps
Our two dog training experts reveal different techniques for curtailing a puppy from biting his siblings.

59 Bowser on a Budget
Beat peak season prices with spring getaways with your dog.

60 Crate & Garden
Time to spruce up your garden now that spring is in the air.

61 Adoption Story
A little dog named Ivy is living a real-life fairy tale..complete with a tragic, difficult beginning to a joyful and inspiring outcome.

Wellness/Living
67 The Glossary Veterinarian-to-English dictionary.

72 The Backyard
Alex Quintero takes on his Eagle Service Project with a passion to help the animals.

From this issue

Recent Articles
  • Inn and Spa at Loretto

    Inn and Spa at Loretto

    2016 Reader’s Choice Award Winner

    Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award, Best New Mexico hotel for Top Southwest Hotels, 2015

    By Susan Sims, publisher

    Our second visit to the award winning Inn and Spa at Loretto reminds us why we so enjoy our time here. The iconic Santa Fe Inn was recently recognized on the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards list of Top Large City Hotels in the...

  • Kat Mendenhall Vegan Cowboy Boot Maker

    Kat Mendenhall

    Two words you’d never expect to hear in the same sentence, cattle rancher’s daughter and vegan.

    Two words you’d never expect to hear in the same sentence, cattle rancher’s daughter and vegan. Call it an oxymoron if you wish, but how I went from beef and leather to tofu and creating vegan cowboy boots is anything but. Seven years ago I embarked on a journey that I had no idea would forever change...

  • Visit Alexandria

    Canine Cruises, CREDIT Potomac Riverboat Co5

    By Robin Tierney

    “Virginia is for Lovers” ranks among the most recognized tourism slogans. “Alexandria is for dog-lovers” could easily be claimed by the state’s culturally rich town that edges Washington, D.C. Alexandria, Virginia has more than one dog for every four residents, 18 public off-leash dog parks and the honor of being named one of the nation’s most dog-friendly cities by Animal...

  • Finding Fido TV Host Seth Casteel

    Finding Fido TV Host Seth Casteel

    TV Host of Finding Fido Seth Casteel loves a happy ending

    By Susan Sims, publisher

    I met Seth Casteel at our very first Get Your Licks on Route 66® pet adoption tour nine years ago. He was a photographer sent to cover the event in Los Angeles from a local newspaper. We struck up a friendship and Seth has photographed for FIDO Friendly magazine over the years. Imagine my surprise to see Seth on...