Issue 57: Spring 2013

Fido Friendly Issue 57

27 Day Trip - Crystal Mountain
Outdoor enthusiasts and dog explorers will delight in this Fido-friendly escape.

28 San Antonio
A River Walk with treats at every turn.

30 MS Gulf Coast
Ramblin, gambling and rockin on the playground of the south.

33 Pet Relocation
Confused about pet travel rules? View the Q&A from

34 Chesterfield Palm Beach
Lapping it up—Palm Beach style

12 My Business Has Gone to the Dogs.
Snuggle up with owner Bob Thorne to find out what keeps the heart beating at his company.

14 Leave No Dog Offline Follow our Facebook
Fido fun and become a tail-wagging tweet.

16 Book Reviews Beg excerpts and new book by Victoria Stilwell.

18 FIDO Expo A bonanza of tongue-toting canines.

20 The Parlor From Puparazzi to Crossword Fun, buried treasures await.

36 Feature Giveaway
Two adorable adoptable pups surrounded by prizes for one lucky winner!

38 Katherine Heigl
Actress and animal activist is an active advocate for animals in need.

42 Joplin: Two Years Later
Pets are still being reunited with their owners by the selfless acts of strangers.

48 Lady Long Rider
Finishing up a six thousand mile ride with Claire dog.

50 Car Buying Guide
Buying a car with Fido in mind.

53 Travel Accessory Guide
Hitting the road? Check out these cool products.

54 History of the Traveling Shi h Tzu
Photo essay and travel tails of this treasured pet.

57 Table For Two Banana pup cakes.

58 Crate & Garden Ready or not spring gardens have sprung!

60 He Yaps/She Yaps Different strokes for different folks but our dog trainers agree on exercising with Fido: slow and steady wins the race.

61 Bowser on a Budget Shoulder season equals spring discounts.

62 Adoption Story A year in the making to find Tyrus his new forever home.

64 Petfinder I’ve adopted: now what?

67 The Glossary Veterinarian-to-English dictionary.

68 Psychology Can you love your dog too much?

70 Diet/Nutrition Does one food fit all or do different breeds require designer diets?

72 The Doc is In Getting to the heart of heartworm disease.

82 The Backyard There’s an app for that!

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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