Issue 37: May/Jun 2009

Fido Friendly Issue 37

FEATURES
ALL DOLLED UP WITH SOMEWHERE TO GOCapturing the excitement and glamour of Westminster.
EAT, DRINK & BE HAPPYWhether it’s purchasing quality food from the store or cooking at home, we want the very best for our canine companions.
COVER STORY: CANINE CRUSADERKathryn Erbe fights for justice, both onscreen and off.
LIFE IS A HIGHWAYWhen Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney and his former Playmate of the Year wife Tiffany Fallon hit the road, so do their dogs.
BACKYARD MAKEOVERSimple solutions for creating a space both you and Fido can enjoy.
PLAYA BLANCA PUPSOffering food—and love—to a stray family.

GUIDES
Health & SafetyCamping & HikingLifestylesTravel Guide

DEPARTMENTS
STOCK MARKET ‘ANGELS’It’s a dog day at NASDAQ—but in a good way.
THE DOC IS INIf your pup lacks pep, it could be his thyroid gland.
SHE YAPS/HE YAPSTwo of America’s top trainers discuss what to do in a “dog-meet-dog” situation.
THE WHOLE PET DIETKeep Fido strong (and beautiful) with this cleansing diet supplement.
PET NUTRITIONWhere’s the beef? What to look for in dry dog food.
HEALTH + WELLNESSPreparing your dog’s food is worth it.
DIARY OF A DOG CHEFTo combine or not to combine dog food, that is the question.
AIR BUDJetBlue makes flying friendlier for dogs.

DESTINATIONS
EUREKA!Discovering the beauty of northwest Arkansas.
NIPPING AROUND NAPADogs may not drink the wine, but they’re welcome throughout the valley.
OUT OF THIS WORLDJupiter Beach Resort offers a seaside getaway for you and your dog.
BEST OF THE WESTVisit the Grand Canyon while Fido is cared for at this RV resort.
I’LL TAKE MANHATTANPets are welcome at this upscale, hybrid hotel on NYC’s Upper East Side.

From this issue

Recent Articles
  • How ‘Suite’ it is at the Fido-friendly Hilton Branson Convention Center

    The Hilton Branson Convention Center and Hotel

    Tourist town rolls out an Ozark welcome for Fido

    Byline: By Anietra Hamper

    The Hilton Branson Convention Center and Hotel is centrally located in downtown Branson close to stage shows, shopping, Silver Dollar City amusement park, Branson Landing and excursions in the mountains. The staff at the towering AAA Four Diamond Hilton Branson Hotel is accustomed to catering to out-of-towners for...

  • Learn Your Dogs’ Dosha to Help Them Thrive

    Amanda and Graham the Dog

    By Amanda Ree Ringnalda

    Harmony and optimum health are only achieved when we live in accordance with nature’s law of balance. We see evidence of this in our own lives when we eat, work or do anything in excess. That imbalance can throw us off in small and large ways. It affects body, mind and spirit and in no time, we start seeing the physical and mental results. Dogs are no different.

  • Hiking the Swiss Alps with Fido

    Rosa exploring the dramatic cliffs of Switzerland

    By Hayley Whitfield

    Soaring up the mountainside in the Kandersteg-Sunnbuel Cable Car, Rosa and I greeted many local families going out for a popular weekend hike along the Gemmi Pass, with their dogs in tow. Because of course, in Switzerland, dogs are allowed to travel on all public transport – even the cable cars! With her paws back on the ground, Rosa took off up the trail towards Lake Dauben,...

  • European-Style Vacation, No Passport Needed!

    European style vacation with Fido right here in Washington state

    By Tamra Bolton

    Dream of traveling to Europe but don’t want the hassle of passports and securing papers for Fido? Just off the coast of Washington lies a group of islands that will have you wondering if you are ‘over the pond’. Dotted with white-washed seaside villages, rolling farmland, lush forests and pristine beaches, this is as close to a European experience as you can get in the states…and...