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
  • 4Paws Kingdom

    4Paws Kingdom guest dog

    This “human-friendly” campground in North Carolina offers a one-of-a-kind experience for two- and four-legged guests.

    By Susan Sims, Publisher

    Owners Connie and Sandy often get asked, “What’s so special about your pet-friendly campground?” To which they reply, “Well, we aren’t pet-friendly, we are human-friendly because the dogs are our guests; you’re just lucky they bring you along to join in...

  • Back to the Beach!

    Fido Friendly surfing

    The best beaches in America for dogs and their people

    By Tamra Bolton 

    What says summer better than an early morning run on an open stretch of beach with your furry friend? No beaches near you? No problem...FIDO Friendly has scouted out the best beaches in America for dogs and their people. We found beaches from coast to coast, even an entire island for you to explore with your friend. These...

  • Road Trip in the Heart of Morocco with Fido

    Traveling with fido

    An exotic excursion from Marrakesh to the Sahara

    By Maria Himmich

    For some reason, Morocco does not sound like a Fido-friendly destination. In fact, some people are afraid of dogs, especially in cities. During my stay, I choose to ex- plore part of the Kingdom by car with my dog Shark and friends. Actually, I was born and grew up in the capital Rabat, but I never had the chance to go to the...

  • The Shallows Resort

    Dog on the dock of the Shallows Resort

    Staying here was more like visiting a relative, comfortable and relaxing

    By Susan Sims, Publisher

    Door County is a personal favorite of ours. The peninsula in fall can’t be beat for the weather and friendly folks. This year we chose to stay at the family owned The Shallows Resort in Egg Harbor on the shores of Green Bay. Our condo with water views included a full kitchen and over a three-day...