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
  • Two of Portland’s Fido-Friendly Finest

    Pet friendly hotel in Portland OR

    You and Fido will dig these two very distinctly different, and elegant hotels of the Pacific Northwest. 

    By Nicholas Sveslosky, Editor at Large

    Hotel Dossier

    Hotel Dossier is a sophisticated and elegant hotel. In the heart of downtown Portland, Hotel Dossier boasts views of downtown and the surrounding Portland hills. You and Fido will think you’ve struck gold in this classic down-to-earth...

  • Florida’s Forgotten Coast

    Fido Friendly shops

    Discover Franklin County where Best friends are always welcome!

    Fido-friendly vacations are easy here with plenty of lodging options that will allow you to bring your best friend along. There are lots of pet-friendly attractions and activities that make bringing your best friend that much more fun.

    The beaches of St. George Island and Alligator Point offer quiet shorelines with gentle surf and...

  • Riley Bug Sniffing Dog

    Riley, Bug Sniffing Weimaraner Pup

    Meet Riley, the Bug Sniffing Weimaraner Pup at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts!

    This very intelligent Weimaraner will spend his days detecting bugs at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

    By Claudia Bensimoun

    Meet Riley, the Museum of Fine Art’s scent puppy in training. Riley, a Weimaraner pup is being trained in pest detection that only a dog can provide. Discussions began in the fall of 2017 between...

  • American Humane Hero Dog of the Year Winner

    Abigail, a pit bull, was brought into a busy Miami-Dade animal control agency last November.

    Abigail triumphed over other dogs to win the coveted award and spurred a movement at the same time.

    By Penny Eims

    Abigail’s bonnets...what began as an effort to make bandages on a badly injured dog look cuter has morphed into a worldwide outpouring of love, as well a symbol of hope and change. To fully understand the impact and importance of Abigail, and her bonnets, one must first go back to...