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

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    Road Trip with my dog Shark

    The must sees from La Rochelle to Mont Saint Michel.

    By Maria Himmich

    What I love about road trips is the freedom to stop by anywhere and anytime I see a beautiful landscape or feel that my dog Shark needs to stretch her legs. During my last stay in France, I decided to hit the road to dis- cover the West coast of the country, from Bordeaux South to Mont Saint Michel North.

    First stop. The...

  • Waterfalling in Love with the Parks and Urban Delights of Greenville

    Waggin at the waterpark in Greenville

    Find canine southern comfort in this South Carolina haven.

    By Robin Tierney

    Big, beautiful waterfalls right in the center of downtown? You know you’re in a special place, even before you and Fido discover Greenville’s cascade of other charms.

    Here, Southern hospitality is authentic, and it extends to canines of all breeds and sizes. At least 125 restaurants welcome dogs, as do the lovely parks...

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    Whistler, Canada's Fido Friendly Mountain Paradise

    Find Fido-Friendly fun on and off the slopes

    By Robin Tierney

    Take a walk anywhere around Whistler and you’ll soon see why this mountain resort is regarded as the “dog-friendly” capital of Canada. With numerous Fido-friendly hotels, canine hospitality and support services, and an epic offering of dog walking trails, it’s the perfect place for a Fido-friendly vacation. But where’s the best place...

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    Breckenridge is among Colorado's most beautiful destinations

    Find Fido-Friendly fun on and off the slopes.

    By Robin Tierney

    What do you bring to a celebration dedicated to the God of snow? Viking helmets and dogs, judging by the annual January ULLR Festival in Breckenridge.

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