Issue 55: Autumn 2012

Fido Friendly Issue 55

Travel
24 Dog Spa - Relax at this new resort that caters to canines and their people.
26 Ara & Spirit - Taking stock in the ‘real world.’
28 Vail Beaver - Four season resort welcomes Fido.
30 The Dog Days of Destin - It’s a Florida dog’s life.
32 Sundance Resort - Robert Redford got it right.
34 Ruffin it in Roanoke - Black Dog Salvage and walks along the river is just the start.

Community
20 FIDO Expo - There’s snow time like tongue time with our 50 best reader-submitted images.

Features
38 Feature Giveaway - Shelter dog Niles has been adopted but prizes are yet to be won.
40 Food Tasters - It makes sense for Fido to sample food heading for the masses, but his own private play yard?
42 Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog - How one dog started a fire-safety revolution and taught kids the importance of “roll over.”
44 Avalanche Dogs - Buried alive and wet noses to the rescue.
48 Sustainable Living - You know you want to “go green” with Fido and we will show you how.
50 Surf’s Up, Doggies (and Goats)! - Dog packs and a pair of goats are taming the mighty Pacific Ocean.
52 Get Your Licks on Route 66 - Animal Planet’s Victoria Stilwell from ‘It’s me or the dog’ talks about her role as official spokesperson for the 4th annual month long pet adoption tour: Get Your Licks on Route 66.

Home
57 Table For Two - Check out this recipe that will be sure to make Fido sit and beg for more.
58 Crate & Garden - P. Allen Smith creates the perfect outdoor space for his dogs Smudge and Squeek.
60 Adoption Story - Rescue London will steal your heart.
62 He Yaps/She Yaps - Don’t get those leashes wrapped around your ankles. Tips on walking more then one dog at the same time.
63 Bowser on a Budget - Good season to save on travel.

Wellness
65 The Glossary - Veterinarian-to-English dictionary.
66 Psychology - Leashes and Lovers - Best furry friend trumps newbie.
68 Diet/Nutrition - Scoop on poop.
70 The Doc is In - He ate what? Interesting items surface a year later, even our publisher’s dog Jake solved the puzzle of the missing rubber ducky.
82 The Backyard - People making a difference in our own backyard. Let a smile be your umbrella.

From this issue

Recent Articles
  • Pasea Hotel & Spa

    high-end Fido-friendly hotel, Paséa Hotel & Spa

    Huntington Beach, California offers up doggie nirvana at this coastal hotel.

    By Susan Sims, Publisher

    I love finding high-end Fido-friendly hotels that welcome dogs and the Paséa Hotel & Spa rolls out the red carpet for both you and Fido. As a native Southern Californian growing up near the beach, our visit to Huntington Beach was a blast from the past. Renting rafts to body surf and ordering...

  • Oh Savannah! Walk Amid Style, Beauty and Grace

    Savannah’s landmark luxury-class hotel, Perry Lane

    Fido and you will be treated like royalty.

    By Robin Tierney

    The esteemed guests lounging in the hotel’s lobby and other public areas made us realize we were in the right place. A stately blonde Labradoodle patiently surveyed guests clinked wine glasses by the replace. Two perky, exquisitely groomed lap dogs seemed to realize they were in the lap of luxury. A sleek spaniel quaffed straight-up...

  • Lake Geneva

    Bring Fido with you to Lake Geneva

    Think Wisconsin, not Switzerland.

    By Susan Sims, Publisher

    You had better bring Fido if you would like to fit in to this picturesque resort town of Lake Geneva. Just 80 miles outside of Chicago, it is a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and your dog is as welcome as you are.

    The 26-mile shore path is a wonderful way to experience the slower pace with Fido as it winds it’s...

  • Fake Service and Emotional Support Dogs on the Rise

    Service dogs

    While you may think it’s fun and a harmless lark to parade your smart pooch around in a fake vest or harness, this is not an innocent trick without consequences.

    By Tamra Bolton

    Service dogs and the people they help have always garnered the upmost respect and admiration, but in this new age of entitlement and self-serving attitudes, this is sadly no longer the case.

    In many places now, service...

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