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

Recent Articles
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    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...