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
  • 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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