40 Glee's Charlotte Ross Octaves of Chorus to Operation of Blankets: Find out how Charlotte Ross is helping to warm the holidays for Fidos in need.
38 The holidays are here, but the presents are on us! Plus what Fido really wants from Santa.
42 Fixing Fido Man on a mission, one filmmaker’s vision brought to life as veterinarians scour the globe saving abandoned street dogs.
44 When Fido Meets Fluffy Dare we utter the C word? Can dogs and cats really coexist (happily) in the same household? Will our publisher’s Fido survive having a c-a-t in the family?
48 Ho, Ho, Oh, No! Our guide for keeping Fido fit doing the jingle bell rock to fight off those extra holiday pounds.
50 Which Dog is Right For Me? New year, new best friend. Find out how to tell which dog is the best fit in your life.
52 My Dog Saved My Life Alone and abused, until Baby came along. How one dog inspired a woman to break the ties that bound and start anew.
54 Fido’s First Aid Kit Must-haves to pack and must-dos to know when Fido is faced with a boo boo.
56 Wag World Dream Park One man’s vision reshapes a community.
58 Anatomy of a Grieving Dog Mom Hope for the holidays (and year-round) for anyone who’s loved and lost. 59 Camping with Fido Learn how to ruff it with Fido in the great outdoors.
82 Iams Home 4 the Holidays Helen Woodward on a mission to save lives.
61 Powder Hounds Rejoice Top 10 Skiing Destinations From slopes to slaloms and all the cozy cabins in between, Fido’s gearing up for wintertime fun!
68 Old Town, Renewed Spirit Revel in the history and lore that is Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
70 Pan Pacific Luxury Hotel As one of the nation’s top 25 luxury hotels, let Fido find the space needle in the haystack Seattle style.
71 Vintage Seattle K is for keeps, as in keep returning to this Kimpton with classic amenities and modern touches.
72 Maxwell Hotel Perks to the works, lay back to the “Max” in this northwestern find.
73 Fido’s Timeshare Short on cash but long on luxury? A timeshare with Fido is just what the budget ordered.
74 The W of Dallas Dallas may claim the big D, but we discover the big W (and we don’t mean wag).
76 The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls Rustic charm meets nature’s splendor where spa treatments and hiking trails await.
77 Cedarbrook Lodge This Seattle treasure’s cooking up something special for Fido and family.
78 Montana Getaway – Gallitan A river runs through it and so will Fido at this sky-high living large lodge.
79 The Inn at Lake Joseph Appalachian memories await as nature meets nurture.
80 Celilo – Frugal Fido Pinch those pennies without sacrificing quality.
98 Lead Reads A raid on the famed Westminster Champion Dog Show? Our reviewer digs up this book for all ages.
12 The Parlor Puparazzi, Where’s Fido, Fido True or False, weird news, anagram. Going green with Fido and a fun contest.
18 Writing Contest Enter our first annual Leave No Dog Behind® writing contest for prizes and Fido fame! 20 Show Us Your Tails We’ve seen Fido’s tongues; now check out the winning tails.
23 Crate & Garden Wreck the halls and eat the holly? No way! Handy tips for avoiding holiday mishaps.
26 Pet Nutrition: Toxic Foods Some people-foods can cause extreme health problems if consumed by pets.
28 The Doc Is In What’s sweet smelling and appealing to Fido, yet so toxic even a small amount can be fatal?
30 Training 101 Table scraps can lead to Fido yaps. Learn how to curb this recipe for disaster.
32 Leashes & Lovers Do Fido’s ears hold the secrets to helping you improve your human relationships?
34 Adoption Story Crossing the borderline for a second chance: Fidos finding forever homes.
36 My Business Has Gone to the Dogs FIDO Friendly sits down with Austin Rose, an environmentally conscious company.
83 Holiday Gift Guide
90 Travel Guide
From this issue
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...
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.
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,...
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...