Issue 39: Sep/Oct 2009

Fido Friendly Issue 39

FEATURES
Bobaji: The Sidecar Dog‘Neutered and Lovin’ it Tour’ promotes shelter pet adoptions.

COVER STORY
Cesar MillanExclusive interview with the Dog Whisperer who talks about working with Yale University and Mutt-i-grees™ to create a dog centered curriculum program for kids.
Cool Weather GearSome hot picks for you and FIDO to snuggle up to.
Joy BeharThe View’s co-host has immortalized her dog Max in two children’s books featuring Sheetzu Caca Poopoo.
Smoke SignalsA study suggest people would quit puffi ng for their pets.
Rest in PeaceA look at pet cemeteries across America.
Lost & FoundNew tools to help you search for a missing pet.
The Good DoctorDr. Frank Ryan may be a plastic surgeon to the stars, but he stays grounded helping animals and kids.
Jail House RockHomeless dogs get a permanent stay of execution under the watchful eye of Sheriff Joe.
Camp Bow WowEvery dog has its day at Camp Bow Wow in Boise, Idaho.
Toyota VenzaToyota debuts a Fido-friendly car.
Get Your Licks on Route 66Over 150 pets were adopted on the first annual Get Your Licks on Route 66 pet adoption tour.
Story of AmorLorraine Chittock’s journey in Playa Blanca with her pack comes to a close.
Betty WhiteThe actress and animal-rights activist talks about her two passions.

GUIDES
Fall Gear GuideLifestyles Guide

FIDO DESTINATIONS
Island GetawayMackinac Island in Michigan does not allow cars but Fido can come along on a horse-drawn carriage ride.
Grand Traverse Resort & SpaNo dogs allowed! Instead, Fido has his own private digs at The Dog House—The Ultimate Dog RetreatSM.
Scottsdale, Arizon-ahhThe luxe Hyatt resort offers a grand experience for Fido and family.
Weekend Warrior New!Quick getaway travel tips to Vermont.
On the Maine LineThis state leads the way in Fido friendliness.
Hang 10 MoondoggiesHuntington Beach, CA offers Fido a sandy playground in Surf City, USA.
La QuintaThe posh resort is a desert oasis for people and their pets.
Two if by SeaEnjoy everything Newport, RI has to offer.
Looking Glass InnA local inn gives easy access to the beautiful Oregon coast.
RVing with FidoYosemite retreat features tent camping and a petting zoo.
European AdventuresYou and Fido can reach new heights on a trip to the German Alps.
Sweet ChateauChateau on the Lake Resort, Spa and Convention Center in Branson, MO is the ideal vacation featuring water sports and world-class cuisine.

DEPARTMENTS
International Dog TravelerA Thai Ridgeback serves as a personal security system.
The Doc is InHalloween candy poses a danger.
Training 101: He Yaps/She YapsTwo of America’s top trainers discuss leashing the hounds.
Canine ConnectionBudget grooming Tips that will keep Fido looking great and feeling good.
Health & WellnessLearn some new tricks to care for your old dog.
Pet NutritionKnow all about the building blocks that keep Fido strong and healthy.
My Business Has Gone to the DogsJoy Pet Products gets down to business.
Crate & GardenTips from Moll Anderson, Designer to the Dogs.

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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