Issue 47: Jan/Feb 2011

Fido Friendly Issue 47

COVER STORY
51 Top 10 Luxe Hotels Get your glam on and beckon the pomp and circumstance, as we roll out the red carpet to Fido with our selections of the Top 10 luxury hotels you must visit with your canine connoisseur(s).

FEATURES
36 Lifestyles of the Rich & Furry Canine wishes and tummy rub dreams: Meet five owners who take pampering to a whole new level.
38 Introducing Fido to Fluffy When cat meets dog, fur need not fly. Read the winning cat essays. Prize packs galore, however, are another story.
40 You’ve Come a Long Way, Sparky Advances in healthcare, diet, and activities shifts Fido’s role in our lives. My how times have changed…for the better.
42 Land of Lineage Fido’s family tree is as deeply rooted and far branching as his human counterparts. Bonus: What’s new at Westminster 2011.
44 Love is in the Hair Three tiny words that make the world go round, for Fido as well. Can dogs be bitten by the love bug?
46 Chewing Through the Strings Cutting the apron strings need not sting (too much) when kenneling Fido for the first time.
48 One for the Rover Our 2011 car buying guide with Fido in mind. Leave No Dog Behind® with FIDO Friendly’s canine guide.

DESTINATIONS
58 Stray in Spain Cycling “gypsy” Finley Fagan encounters a Spanish wanderer on a road less traveled.
60 Top 50 Fido Friendly Destinations We barked, readers howled back. Your 50 top spots for Fido fun, frolicking and fret-free furbulous memories.
66 What a Rushmore There’s gold(enretriever) in them ‘thar lands. Black Hills and Rushmore “face” Fido’s inner explorer.
68 Canine Castle in the Sky The Ritz Carlton at Bachelor Gulch Colorado offers “s’more” fun for Fido.
70 Bark Out of the Big Apple Take a bark out of the Big Apple at Eventi, A Kimpton Hotel.
71 Dog Cabin Dog log cabins await in the Redwoods of Yosemite National Park.
72 How Suite it is We uncover fine dining and boutique mojo with Fido friendliness at Le Parc Suite Hotel.
73 Sun of a Beach Sunny beaches, tidal shifts and all paws on deck at this coastal Oregonian treasure.
74 Bed, Bark & Beyond Westin Denver Downtown is an urban getaway nestled comfortably in Mile High City.
75 New York City State of Mind Journey to the Andrew Hotel with mega glam minus the mighty price tag.
76 Cozy ‘Round the Fireplace Cupid’s bow finds its Fido arrow at this southern California resort and “spaw.”

DEPARTMENTS
14 The Parlor Games! And your pup in lights.
18 Writing Contest Enter our first annual Leave No Dog Behind® writing contest!
20 Show Us Your Tongues Fifty Fidos show off their tongue wagging picturesque best.
22 My Business Has Gone to the Dogs Is the concept of an Honest Kitchen one that applies to Fido’s nutrition?
24 Crate & Garden Designer digs abound when choosing Fido-friendly furniture.
26 Pet Nutrition When too much of a good thing is a bad thing: guidelines for avoiding over-treating and passively rewarding.
28 The Doc Is In Is alternative medicine for dogs all it’s cracked up to be? “Whole-isitically” logical reasons we concur.
30 Natural & Holistic Dog When memory fades, Fido’s love remains: What to do when a dog forgets.
31 Best in Show Gulf oil spill victims become survivors thanks to animal angels, Petritionals.
32 Training 101 Traits that make for good mates when selecting an adult shelter dog.
33 Adoption Story Thirteen proves lucky for a dog who was chained her entire life… until now.
34 Leashes & Lovers What makes you wag for Fido just might tickle your fancy in a potential mate.
90 Lead Reads An author loves and loses his best friend; can there be life after Pukka? Our reviewer set forth to find out.

THE DIRECTORY
79 Winter & Lifestyle Guide
82 Travel Guide
88 Marketplace

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