Issue 42: Mar/Apr 2010

Fido Friendly Issue 42

COVER STORY
52 Holly Madison Former Playboy Playmate and girlfriend to Hugh Hefner sat down for a chat with celebrity photographer Christopher Ameruoso.

FEATURES
54 Hearts of the Ocean Museum pays permanent tribute to Titanic’s ill-fated dog passengers.
56 Get Fit with Fido! Yes, your best workout buddy is your dog.
58 Dogs & Bicycles Bicycles have come a long way since Toto went for a ride in The Wizard of Oz.
60 Wanted: Canine Clairvoyant When traditional training fails, one pet owner turns to an animal psychic for help.
61 Jane Doe No Mo' When Maureen Pitkin found a rescue dubbed Jane Doe, she knew it was meant to be.
62 Joel Silverman Somewhere over Fido’s rainbow is a vibrant training method courtesy of renowned dog trainer, Joel Silverman.
63 Confessions of a Dog Mom It doesn’t have to be dogs vs. children.
4 “JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS KEEPING AN EYE ON MY POKER HAND… I turned my head for a split second, and Napoleon ran off with the diamond collar!” PAGE 52,
TOP 100 We have uncovered the best of the best featuring the latest in fashion trends, health and wellness, travel trimmings and other must-haves for your furry best friend.

DEPARTMENTS
14 Parlor Test your skills with our crossword puzzle, and look for your photogenic pooch.
16 Lead Reads Bury your nose in a good book.
18 The Social Dog New York City’s dogs are joining “meet up” groups in the hundreds.
20 Crate & Garden Keeping Fido safe in the backyard.
22 Best in Show Cardinal Laboratories going off the electric grid.
24 Natural & Holistic Dog Wash that infection right out of pets’ ears.
26 Health & Wellness Healing Fido the natural way—with plants.
28 Pet Nutrition Two views on whether dogs should go vegetarian.
30 The Doc is In Rover Warrior.
32 Training 101 How to deal with a friend’s overly friendly Fido.
34 My Business Has Gone to the Dogs Melding the passion for dogs with the passion for luxury at i Love Dogs.
97 10 is the New 5 Turning back the paws of time.
98 The Fido Feed Weird, fun, upbeat and unusual news about dogs from around the country.

DESTINATIONS
65 Dallas Digs Dogs Catering to canines is big in this Texas city.
68 Georgia on My Mind Kick back or kick up your heels southern style.
70 Hounds & History All are welcome at the jewel of Cape Cod’s crown: Provincetown.
71 B&B Dogcations B&Bs aren't exactly ruffi ng it.
72 Vegas Style! Stakes are high, bets are off and Fido’s ready for Vegas.
74 Natural Selection Fido-friendly wineries in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State.
76 Welcome to the Edge Fido will have the time of his life at this award-winning hotel.
77 Tranquility Awaits This Orcas Island vacation home will take your breath away.
78 Hotel Monaco Portland Canine delights—everything from massages to painted portraits.
79 Ojai Valley Inn and Spa Nature, art and fi ve-star pampering.
80 Oregon Motel Checking in is just the start of the many surprises that await Fido.

THE DIRECTORY
82 The Allison Inn & Spa
83 Lifestyles Guide
89 Travel 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...