Issue 48: Mar/Apr 2011

Fido Friendly Issue 48

COVER STORY
38 Alison Sweeney Television’s Biggest Loser host wins the hearts of dog lovers. PLUS easy exercises for both you and Fido that will make working out fun.

FEATURES
42 Disaster Planning Our three-tier canine call to action when disaster strikes.
44 Get in the Doghouse—21st Century Style Raise the roof, summon the neighbors, we’re unleashing all canine boundaries.
50 Search & Rescue Dogs destined to dig and discover.
52 Amazon Cares Peruvian pups get a second chance thanks to human and canine ambassadors.
54 Paradise Ranch Here comes the Sun Valley and Fido basks in its California glory.

DESTINATIONS
56 Spaws for Dogs The next time you hit the road with Fido, make it count. There may even be a massage in it for him.
60 Bed, Bark & Breakfast Our picks for B&Bs that aim to please Fido and family.
66 Pampered Pooch in Sedona Serene Sedona welcomes both you and your pooch.
68 California Dreamin’ Beach Blanket Bingo.
70 Hotel Monaco: Salt Lake City, Utah Mountain majesty and Great Lake grandeur at this decadent destination.
72 Finish Line Logging 10,000 miles across Europe, Finley Fagan delivers a bittersweet adieu.
74 Fido Al Fresco Doggy bag to a whole new level: Canine connoisseurs delight in dining.
76 Albuquerque’s Bow-Wow Factor Quirky-cool sights, Sandia Heights and canine delights.
78 Aloft Philadelphia Airport Wake me up before you a go-go at this trendy and eclectic hotel.

DEPARTMENTS
12 The Parlor Puparazzi and Crossword Puzzle, Fido Feed/Weird News, Fur-bulous Anagram, Letters to the Editor, Where’s Fido, Social Media Connection. Last call for our Leave No Dog Behind® writing contest.
22 Show Us Your Tongues Is your Fido one of the 50 selected for tell-“tail” tongue fun?
24 My Business Has Gone to the Dogs Ken Meares, CEO and Founder of Great HealthWorks, makers of Mussel Dog has a passion for helping people and their pets.
26 Crate & Garden Floor by four, options to keep floors looking furbulously fab.
28 Pet Nutrition Spicing up Fido’s foods without flipping his lid (or digestive tract).
30 The Doc is In Are dogs being over vaccinated? Shot in the dark, we’ve got the target answers.
32 Bowser on a Budget Frugal Fidos cut costs.
33 Best in Show Hand to paw, meals and wheels, heart to hospice, Banfield Trust touches lives.
34 Training 101 “Uncle, Uncle!” Tug-of-war: Knowing when to say enough.
35 Adoption Story From emaciated to immaculate, one dog’s journey to his forever home.
36 Leashes & Lovers Walk the walk, bark the bark, and keep the doggitude in check.
90 Lead Reads Dogs who can’t (and won’t) stop loving us humans.

THE DIRECTORY
79 Lifestyle Guide
84 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...