Issue 56: Winter 2012

Fido Friendly Issue 56

Travel
25 Top Ski Resorts Where Powder Hounds Unite!
Take Fido for a winter retreat where he can kick up his heels while you slide around on yours.
30 Trump Chicago
19th floor river and lake views to a thrill.
33 FIreSky Resort & Spa The Mediterranean inspired resort has Fido and canine companion begging for more.
36 Loving Las Cruces
Where else can you find Chile, history and ghosts?
38 Florida or Bust
Sunny Isles is a relaxing chic alternative to Miami.

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

Features
40 25 Days of Gift Giving
You may be a lucky winner in our December gift giving calendar contest.
42 ANNIE
This musical duo impresses Broadway.
46 Star of the Show
Join Lady Long Rider and sidekick Claire dog as they ride their horses, yes they BOTH have horses, in to the hearts of all those they meet.
52 Westminster
An up close, personal, and intimate look at the annual Garden show..
54 History in the Making
Petfinder has long been the leader in helping to place pets in to new forever homes.

Home
57 Table For Two Munch on holiday noshers with Fido.
58 Crate & Garden P. Allen Smith along with Smudge and Squeak prepare for winter.
60 He Yaps/She Yaps Our trainers weigh in on keeping both you and Fido safe and sane during the holiday season.
61 Bowser on a Budget Fido-friendly finds that will leave you waggin for more.
62 Adoption Story FIDO Friendly’s very own Elise Phillips Margulis, talks about ‘a thing of Beauty is a joy forever.’

Wellness 65 The Glossary Veterinarian-to-English dictionary.
66 Psychology Is your dog your fur-child and is that ok?
68 Diet/Nutrition Don’t skimp on feeding Fido a healthy and nutritious meal.
70 The Doc is In The skinny on raw feeding for Fido.
82 The Backyard One brown dog inspired the Brown Dog Foundation where help is on the way to bridge the financial gap in a medical crisis.

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...