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
  • Road trip in Western France with Fido

    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...

  • Whistler is Canada’s Fido-friendly Mountain Paradise

    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...

  • Breckenridge Offers an Avalanche of Thrills Year-Round

    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.

    Due to its high elevation, this Colorado mountain town is known for extra-long seasons of skiing and snowboarding on nearly 3,000 acres and five peaks of epic terrain. But now Breck...