Issue 40: Nov/Dec 2009

Fido Friendly Issue 40

FEATURES
Slumber Party!Petiquette: The Etiquette of Doggy Sleepovers.
Gift Baskets of the StarsHollywoof reaches celebrities with goodie bags that include some great gifts.
Flying with FidoSherpa promises to get your pooch onboard with one of their approved carriers.
Hilary SwankCOVER STORYAcademy Award Winner, Hilary Swank, talks about her role as Ambassador with Iams Home 4 the Holidays.
Finding Love in a War ZoneA military woman gets transferred and demoted in rank to rescue her dog Ratchet from a war zone.
Grrrr-eat Dane!World’s tallest dog leaves legacy of hope in fight against canine cancer.
In-Tune With Musician Brandon James BrandonJames has always loved animals; his passion is reflected in his devotion to his dog, Carter.
Focus, Click—AdoptProfessional pet photographer, Seth Casteel, aids in shelter adoptions.
What’s in a Name?How do you pick a name for Fido? Try these creative suggestions.
Puppy Mill To Posh LifeAn Italian greyhound rescued from a commercial breeder is now living the high life.
Patagonian ParadiseIs this the end for Patagonian dogs?

DEPARTMENTS
Driving with FidoMany automakers are placing our pups as a priority in 2010.
Canine ConnectionDog Parks: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Training 101: He Yaps, She YapsTwo of America’s top trainers discuss unruly holiday houseguests.
The Doc Is InWhat to do with a coughing canine.
Health & WellnessIs your dog an herbalist?
Pet NutritionRaw food on the go.Food allergies
Crate & GardenOmmmmm for the Holidays.
My Business Has Gone To The DogsFIDO Friendly sits down with Pet Flys.

FIDO DESTINATIONS
Almalfi Chicago boutique hotel pampers your pooch.
Luxury Winter VacationsPrivate jets and Lamborghinis whisk pampered pooches to Florida.
12 Stays of ChristmasWhat dog doesn’t love a luxurious escape to a resort with top-shelf amenities, fi ne dining, and stellar service?
Barkin’ out West along the “Waggin’ Trail”Scenic Travelogue with two Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Rocky Mountain HighFido will have a blast at the winter wonderland resorts of Steamboat Springs and Winter Park, Colorado.
New York City HotelsThree great Fido-friendly picks: Loews, Affi nia and Gansevoort.
Weekend WarriorThere’s a great sense of adventure to spontaneously planning a weekend getaway. Destination: Aspen, Colorado.
RVing with FidoLoon Lake Lodge and RV Resort, Reedsport, Oregon.
Bermuda BoundWant a Fido-friendly island with pink beaches, a posh hotel that pampers pooches and has fairly easy entry restrictions for dogs? Bermuda is the place.
Island HotelYou and Fido will have a fi eld day on your daily stroll to the fabulous open-air mall, Fashion Island.

THE DIRECTORY
Holiday Must Haves Gift Guide!

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...