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
  • 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...