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
  • 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...