Issue 49: May/Jun 2011

Fido Friendly Issue 49

COVER STORY
38 Oogy’s Triumph of Spirit From bait dog to model canine citizen, Oogy’s heartwarming story.

FEATURES
42 Japanese Disaster How Fido forges into destruction and out of devastation.
44 Airport Protocol Making flying safe, practical and fun canine-style.
48 The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall…In Love Big dogs and the people who love them.
52 Wet, Wild & Safe Water, water everywhere and keeping Fido out of harm’s way.
54 Order in the Court & Classrooms Not your ordinary therapy dogs, these pooches raise the bar (and gavel).
56 Westminster 2011 The inside sniff at the world’s greatest dog show.
58 Feeding Fido Simple solutions to six of the most common feeding dilemmas.
60 Fido’s Bucket List Living his best life with a lifetime “must do” list.

DESTINATIONS
62 Glamping Take one part glam, add one part camp, and toss in a wag for good measure.
66 Life is a Highway Every stage and every age, traveling with dogs.
68 Fido Al Fresco’ “Bone” appétit with a three-course meal and four-paw crowd.
70 Inn by the Sea Private beach, eco-friendly resort and red carpet treatment ala Maine.
72 Puttin’ on the Ritz Fido puts the glitz in New York’s Ritz Carlton.
74 Ocean Beach San Diego A top-ranked Fido-friendly city beckons surf’s and paws’ up.
76 Sheepscot Harbour Village and Resort Mid-Coast Maine is full of paws-ibilities.
78 Heathman Kirkland Luxury awaits in Kirkland, Washington.
80 Belly up to the bar, Bowser Five Fido-friendly Seattle bars.
82 California’s Pacific Coast Highway Part two of our California dreamin’ adventure, with the top rolled down.
84 Santa Barbara’s Beach House Inn Canine cozy beach house leaves tails wagging.

DEPARTMENTS
12 The Parlor Puparazzi and Crossword Puzzle; Fido Feed/Weird News, Paw-tastic Anagram; Letters to the Editor, Where’s Fido, Fido’s Facebook Fan Fun.
20 Show Us Your Tongues Fido’s fifty fave tongues on display.
22 Crate & Garden Spaw-tastic indoor spas for Fido’s inner Zen puppy; Good fences make safe dog neighbors.
26 Pet Nutrition Make it and bake it for Fido from scratch.
28 The Doc is In Expert advice for ailing joints.
30 Bowser on a Budget Save cha-ching on doggy bling.
32 Training 101 Come back with our off-leash recall methods.
34 Adoption Story A journey to freedom for beagles sprung from laboratories.
36 Leashes & Lovers Cohesive cohabiting for canines merging doghouses.
98 Lead Reads Women digging dogs and detectives, all in our book reviews.

THE DIRECTORY
85 Lifestyle Guide
88 Camping & Hiking Guide
90 Travel Guide
96 Marketplace

From this issue

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