Issue 52: Nov / Dec / Jan 2012

Fido Friendly Issue 52

Features
48 Feature GiveawaySave a Life, Win Prizes as Ink48 Marks the Spot of our $1,500 bone-anza contest. 
50 25 Days of Gift GivingWe spill the Fido sack of surprises in our annual 25 Days of Winning Prizes.
52 Hero Dogs Celebs Betty White, Carson Kressley, and Julianne Hough pay homage to the hounds.
56 International Howl-i-DogsHow Fido celebrates beyond US borders. 
58 Naughtiest Dogs of 2011Naughty is the new nice with these 10 “uh oh” canine moments.
60 Petfinder Founder, Betsy Banks SaulHow one woman changed the face of animal adoption forever.
62 Volunteer SpotlightBarrie Connolly offers support wherever she can.

TRAVEL
31 Day TripPack the car for Fido’s Festival of Lights.
32 Forbes Only KnowsCelebrity pet expert dishes dog travel words of wisdom. 
34 The 12 Stays of Christmas Jingle all the way out of town at our top picks for howliday getaways.
40 Man + Dog x Motorcycle Sidecar =One man’s journey from loss to hope ala Spirit style.
42 THEhotel at Mandalay BayLas Vegas hotel strikes it rich and hits the canine jackpot.
44 Fido’s Florida Adventures: Part IFive Sunshine State finds to unearth and explore.
46 Montage at Deer ValleyPark City paradise welcomes powder hounds and their pack.

TRENDS
13 Best in ShowTaking black dogs out of the shadows and into the limelight. 
20 The ParlorChannel your inner Sherlock Bones with our tail the truth and crossword challenge.
26 Canine ConnectionItems designed with the dog-loving set in mind. 

HOME
65 Table For Two“Bone” appétit with this canine delicacy for all pack members.
67 Crate & GardenHoliday safety tips from design guru Moll Anderson.
68 Adoption StoryAmelia was a creature stirring in the night, until fate stepped in.
69 Bowser on a BudgetStocking stuffers that won’t break the piggy, er… puppy, bank.
70 He Yaps/She YapsWhat to do when a second dog brings double trouble to the pack. 

WELLNESS
71 The GlossaryVeterinarian-to-English dictionary. 
72 PsychologyCan a non-dog family share good tidings with Fido’s holiday visits? 
74 Diet/NutritionSkip the indigestion, savor the holiday spirit. 
76 The Doc is In How to handle (and prevent) ear infections.
90 The BackyardPeople making a difference in our own backyard. Feeding pets of the homeless takes center stage.

COMMUNITY
14 LocalSanta gets mail, but so do we in Letters.
16 Leave No Dog OfflineThe fur flies on Facebook and our Blog.
24 FIDO ExpoThere’s snow time like tongue time with our 50 best reader-submitted images.

GAZETTEER
galleria77Pining puppies and mellowed mutigrees wish list of must-have holiday items.
marketplace 85 Select picks for discriminating pooches.

TRAVEL DIRECTORY 
86 Hotels and Inns where dogs are warmly welcomed.

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...