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
  • How ‘Suite’ it is at the Fido-friendly Hilton Branson Convention Center

    The Hilton Branson Convention Center and Hotel

    Tourist town rolls out an Ozark welcome for Fido

    Byline: By Anietra Hamper

    The Hilton Branson Convention Center and Hotel is centrally located in downtown Branson close to stage shows, shopping, Silver Dollar City amusement park, Branson Landing and excursions in the mountains. The staff at the towering AAA Four Diamond Hilton Branson Hotel is accustomed to catering to out-of-towners for...

  • Learn Your Dogs’ Dosha to Help Them Thrive

    Amanda and Graham the Dog

    By Amanda Ree Ringnalda

    Harmony and optimum health are only achieved when we live in accordance with nature’s law of balance. We see evidence of this in our own lives when we eat, work or do anything in excess. That imbalance can throw us off in small and large ways. It affects body, mind and spirit and in no time, we start seeing the physical and mental results. Dogs are no different.

  • Hiking the Swiss Alps with Fido

    Rosa exploring the dramatic cliffs of Switzerland

    By Hayley Whitfield

    Soaring up the mountainside in the Kandersteg-Sunnbuel Cable Car, Rosa and I greeted many local families going out for a popular weekend hike along the Gemmi Pass, with their dogs in tow. Because of course, in Switzerland, dogs are allowed to travel on all public transport – even the cable cars! With her paws back on the ground, Rosa took off up the trail towards Lake Dauben,...

  • European-Style Vacation, No Passport Needed!

    European style vacation with Fido right here in Washington state

    By Tamra Bolton

    Dream of traveling to Europe but don’t want the hassle of passports and securing papers for Fido? Just off the coast of Washington lies a group of islands that will have you wondering if you are ‘over the pond’. Dotted with white-washed seaside villages, rolling farmland, lush forests and pristine beaches, this is as close to a European experience as you can get in the states…and...