Issue 53: Spring 2012

Fido Friendly Issue 53

Travel
27 Day Trip Taking the doggy slopes by snowstorm ala skijoring and snowshoeing.
28 Barking For Branson Southern hospawtality at its finest for mutts and more in Missouri.
30 Ara & Spirit Dynamic wanderlust duo, make the best of winter on their motorcycle excursion.
32 Fido Al Fresco Where to eat with Fido, now that more restaurants welcome dogs.
34 Tenaya Lodge Wilderness wags for this Fido-friendly Yosemite getaway.
36 Embassy Suites North Carolina Dogs are welcome in this racing town’s winner’s circle.

Community
13 Local Cupid, Draw Back Your Bow! These Valentines seem to be smitten as a kitten to one another.
14 Leave No Dog Offline Facebook fun and blogging Bowsers.
20 FIDO Expo A mid-winter bonanza of tongue-toting canines.

Features
38 Feature Giveaway Hail to the Fido Chief in D.C., win a getaway and prizes and help save a life in our $1,100+ Feature Giveaway contest.
40 Showbiz Dogs and Famous Fidos Top dogs dish on how to get Bowser his big break.
44 Buying a Car with Fido in Mind Wheel appeal and safety first in our top picks for 2012 canine transport.
46 Vail Dogs Rocky mountain high Colorado—going to the canines.
50 Get Your Dog a Blog Investigating the “wag-wide” phenomenon: blogging for and about dogs.
52 Honoring A Life Well Lived Letting go and grieving the loss of a beloved dog.
54 Canines Counting Sheep Let sleeping dogs lie, in bed, with their human counterparts.

Trends
16 The Parlor Canine Tail the Truth, Puparazzi and Fido on location. Sleuthing pooches unite with a crossword challenge, anagram and more.
22 Canine Connection Must-have products for the dog-loving crowd.

Home
57 Table For Two Canini cocktail.
58 Crate & Garden How to prepare the garden for spring with pups in mind.
60 Adoption Story How one pup went from not-a-chance to the chance of a lifetime.
62 He Yaps/She Yaps Our experts reveal if slumbering with dogs is the way to go (to sleep).
63 Bowser on a Budget He loves me, she loves me not, but for $25 and under Fido gets major Valentine love.

Living
65 The Glossary Speak the language that vets do.
66 Psychology The dog-o-meter: Dating’s new state-of-the-art defense.
68 Nutrition Cooked with love, these Valentine dishes are sure to elicit a wag.
70 The Doc is In Keep those canine’s canines sparkly during National Pet Dental Health Month.

From this issue

Recent Articles
  • Road trip in Western France with Fido

    Road Trip with my dog Shark

    The must sees from La Rochelle to Mont Saint Michel.

    By Maria Himmich

    What I love about road trips is the freedom to stop by anywhere and anytime I see a beautiful landscape or feel that my dog Shark needs to stretch her legs. During my last stay in France, I decided to hit the road to dis- cover the West coast of the country, from Bordeaux South to Mont Saint Michel North.

    First stop. The...

  • Waterfalling in Love with the Parks and Urban Delights of Greenville

    Waggin at the waterpark in Greenville

    Find canine southern comfort in this South Carolina haven.

    By Robin Tierney

    Big, beautiful waterfalls right in the center of downtown? You know you’re in a special place, even before you and Fido discover Greenville’s cascade of other charms.

    Here, Southern hospitality is authentic, and it extends to canines of all breeds and sizes. At least 125 restaurants welcome dogs, as do the lovely parks...

  • Whistler is Canada’s Fido-friendly Mountain Paradise

    Whistler, Canada's Fido Friendly Mountain Paradise

    Find Fido-Friendly fun on and off the slopes

    By Robin Tierney

    Take a walk anywhere around Whistler and you’ll soon see why this mountain resort is regarded as the “dog-friendly” capital of Canada. With numerous Fido-friendly hotels, canine hospitality and support services, and an epic offering of dog walking trails, it’s the perfect place for a Fido-friendly vacation. But where’s the best place...

  • Breckenridge Offers an Avalanche of Thrills Year-Round

    Breckenridge is among Colorado's most beautiful destinations

    Find Fido-Friendly fun on and off the slopes.

    By Robin Tierney

    What do you bring to a celebration dedicated to the God of snow? Viking helmets and dogs, judging by the annual January ULLR Festival in Breckenridge.

    Due to its high elevation, this Colorado mountain town is known for extra-long seasons of skiing and snowboarding on nearly 3,000 acres and five peaks of epic terrain. But now Breck...