Issue 38: Jul/Aug 2009

Fido Friendly Issue 38

Bark is the New BlackFido-friendly fashions at FITNY.
Pet Fashion WeekOnce again, proving to be ahead of the pack.
Bowser on a BudgetEasy ways to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your budget without shortchanging Fido.
Patient Heal ThyselfStem cell therapy can help improve the quality of life for animals.
Can You Hear Me Now?Communicating with your canine.
Healing TouchProgram helps animals get healthy for adoption.
50 Heroes of ChaiténDisplaced by tragedy, local animals fight to survive with the help of dedicated volunteers.


Fashion art +designA review of some of the top fashions and home décor.
Junior is a 5-month-old black Lab cross found at an Idaho animal shelter when he was just two months. Publisher Susan Sims and husband Greg were smitten as soon as they saw his sweet face. Junior is the offi cial poster pup for the fi rst annual Get Your Licks on Route 66SM adoption tour, brought to you by FIDO Friendly and North Shore Animal League America. For more information on the event, visit MORE ON PAGE 32

Travel NotesIt’s easy for your dog to go “green” at Loews Hotels.
Southwest StyleTubac Golf Resort & Spa preserves history and pampers pooches.
Wine & Bitch at Paws Up Resort!37,000 acres of playground for you and your pup.
Power PoochesD.C. stands for “Dog Capitol” in Washington.
Tails from the TrailsSet your dog on the trail of old bones.
Borrego Springs EternalFido can find timeless elegance and modern amenities at this resort.
Smoky Gets in Your EyesThe mountain area offers beautiful scenery and fun attractions.
Ragin’ CajunGet a taste of Louisiana in Madisonville.
Dogs in BrugesFido is beloved in beautiful Belgium.
Continental CozmoLife is sweet for this dog in Europe.

International Traveler of the MonthPack of five travels on two wheels.
Canine ConnectionWho is Buddy anyway? DNA testing for your mutt.
The Doc is InKeep a safe household for Fido by keeping these items out of reach.
How to Keep Cool during the Summer MonthsTips on keeping your pooch comfortable.
Training: He Yaps/She YapsTwo of America’s top trainers discuss what to do in a “pick-up” game.
NEW DEPARTMENT! Crate & GardenIs your home making your dog sick?
On the SceneChic canines can find everything they need at the Bitch New York website.
My Business Has Gone to the DogsDogs inspire unique three-dimensional works from Alexander Art.
Best in ShowA Beagle’s illness—and her doctor’s care—motivates her guardian to make a difference.
Health+WellnessSeven budget solutions to caring for your pet and the environment.
Goodbye, ZoeyRemembering a life lived to the fullest.

From this issue

Recent Articles
  • Pasea Hotel & Spa

    high-end Fido-friendly hotel, Paséa Hotel & Spa

    Huntington Beach, California offers up doggie nirvana at this coastal hotel.

    By Susan Sims, Publisher

    I love finding high-end Fido-friendly hotels that welcome dogs and the Paséa Hotel & Spa rolls out the red carpet for both you and Fido. As a native Southern Californian growing up near the beach, our visit to Huntington Beach was a blast from the past. Renting rafts to body surf and ordering...

  • Oh Savannah! Walk Amid Style, Beauty and Grace

    Savannah’s landmark luxury-class hotel, Perry Lane

    Fido and you will be treated like royalty.

    By Robin Tierney

    The esteemed guests lounging in the hotel’s lobby and other public areas made us realize we were in the right place. A stately blonde Labradoodle patiently surveyed guests clinked wine glasses by the replace. Two perky, exquisitely groomed lap dogs seemed to realize they were in the lap of luxury. A sleek spaniel quaffed straight-up...

  • Lake Geneva

    Bring Fido with you to Lake Geneva

    Think Wisconsin, not Switzerland.

    By Susan Sims, Publisher

    You had better bring Fido if you would like to fit in to this picturesque resort town of Lake Geneva. Just 80 miles outside of Chicago, it is a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and your dog is as welcome as you are.

    The 26-mile shore path is a wonderful way to experience the slower pace with Fido as it winds it’s...

  • Fake Service and Emotional Support Dogs on the Rise

    Service dogs

    While you may think it’s fun and a harmless lark to parade your smart pooch around in a fake vest or harness, this is not an innocent trick without consequences.

    By Tamra Bolton

    Service dogs and the people they help have always garnered the upmost respect and admiration, but in this new age of entitlement and self-serving attitudes, this is sadly no longer the case.

    In many places now, service...

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