Issue 60: Winter 2014

Fido Friendly Issue 60

Travel
20 2013 Top Fido-Friendly Ski Resort
The beautiful and peaceful Vail Cascade is an all-season adventure resort for the entire family.

22 Yapping it up in a Yurt
Explore wine country Colorado and stay in a Fido-friendly Yurt.

24 Madison Wisconsin
Time flies when you’re having Madison fun.

26 June Lake, California
The Double Eagle Resort and Spa is often referred to as “The Switzerland Of California.”

28 12 Stays of Christmas
If your four-legged pal is dreaming of a White Christmas, pack a pooch pack and head off to the snowy slopes all over the world.

32 Fido on the Ferry
All aboard the ferry to Newfoundland with Fido.

34 Out of Africa and Into Switzerland Join in the ski and safari fun at these pet-friendly destinations.

Community/Trends
8 Book Preview
Pukka’s Promise.

11 My Business Has Gone to the Dogs
Jared Katz from Coupaw has all the right deals.

12 Winning Essay on Adopting Fido
Meet Stephanie Vance who won our writing contest about how her rescue dog, Ozzie, changed her life.

14 FIDO Expo
A bonanza of tongue-toting canines.

16 Book Review
Autism and dogs as therapy.

17 Leave No Dog Offline
Follow our Facebook Fido fun and listen to the birdie tweets.

18 FIDO Fun Zone
From Puparazzi to Crossword Fun, buried treasures await.

Features
38 Feature Giveaway
The Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, Oregon, rolls out a Fido-friendly room where a rescue dog from Clatsop County Animal Shelter has a photo shoot surrounded by products you can win.

40 Cover: Daytime Dudes
Meet three cast members from The Young & The Restless and learn how their dogs impact their lives.

46 Winter Exercise Solutions
Don’t let snow and rain ruin your Fido-fun. Check out these in-door games and mood altering lights.

48 Lady Long Rider
Night of the Wild Stallion is the final installment from the tenacious Bernice Ende who rides her horse thousands of miles each year with her dog Claire by her side.

50 February is Pet Dental Health Month
Practical advice on the importance of dental hygiene for your dog.

52 Special: The Doc Is In
Pet obesity on the rise and four dogs taking the weight loss challenge.

Home
59 Table For Two
Consider salmon a healthy whole food meal as a special treat.

60 Crate & Garden
Tis the season for muddy paws and tips on keeping the outdoors out!

62 He Yaps/She Yaps
Leash aggression and trainer tips to combat the situation.

63 Bowser on a Budget
Winter prices fall with temperatures.

64 Adoption Story
Duncan lost two legs but gained his new forever home.

Wellness/Living
67 The Glossary
Veterinarian-to-English dictionary.

68 Psychology
Where to find your dog-loving mate.

70 Diet/Nutrition
New Year—Happier, Healthier Fido.

82 The Backyard
Harley Helman was just nine years old when she started a grassroots campaign to bring creature comforts to homeless pets.

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...