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
  • 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...