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
  • 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...