Issue 61: Spring 2014

Fido Friendly Issue 61

Travel
21 Spring Break
Fido deserves to let loose at ‘pupular’ spring break destinations.

22 The Kona Kai Resort
This San Diego jewel offers water sports and casually elegant dining on private waterfront.

24 Norfolk, Virginia
Virginia is for dog lovers and Norfolk welcome the entire pack.

26 Wisconsin
The Great River Road rises up to meet you and your furry companion.

28 Namibia
Brave dogs protect important flocks in Africa.

30 Ohio is the Bowser State
State Parks offer adventure for the entire family.

32 Paso Robles
Wineries and restaurants where you and Fido can whine and dine!

34 Door County
Hiking trails and miles of pet-friendly beaches surround the peninsula.

Community/Trends
11 My Business Has Gone to the Dogs
Canine Covers keeps your cars interior clean and so much more.

12 Contest Winners
See some of the recent winners and their loot from FIDO Friendly contests.

14 Leave No Dog Offline
Follow our Twitter and Facebook Fido fun.

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

18 FIDO Expo
A bonanza of tongue-wagging canines.

Features
38 Feature Giveaway
Two rescue dogs are featured in a photo shoot at Maumee Bay, Ohio surrounded by products that you have a chance to win!

40 Cover: One Million Pibble March on Washington DC
Rebecca Corry and her Stand Up For Pits foundation hopes to create an understanding of the Pit Bull breed and end BSL forever with her historic march on Washington DC.

44 Mutt Everest
Joanne Lefson with rescue dog, Rupee, scale the heights to bring awareness to the importance of adoption.

48 Healing While Paying it Forward
The John & Schoep effect—how one pay it forward event has changed lives forever.

50 Separation Anxiety
Does your home include a nervous Nellie? There is hope and ways to cope.

52 Hiking with Your Dog
Helpful hints on keeping Fido happy and active in the great outdoors.

54 Car Buying Guide with Fido in Mind
Got the need for speed? Check out the 2014 models where Fido can ride in style!

Home
57 Table For Two Chicken & Banana Bars
This savory dish can be cut into slices sized appropriately for your dog.

58 Crate & Garden
Don’t dig your dog digging your garden? Read helpful hints here.

60 He Yaps/She Yaps
Best advice on introducing Fido to a toddler.

61 Bowser on a Budget
Time to stop and smell the flowers with these spring savings for Fido-friendly travel.

62 Adoption Story
One photographer saw the beauty of the Landfill Dogs and helped find forever homes for these overlooked souls.

64 50+ with Fido
Baby boomers unite for fun and good advice.

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

66 Psychology
Do you love yourself as much as your dog loves you?

68 The Doc is In
Leptospirosis is one of the most widespread and prevalent zoonotic diseases worldwide.

70 Diet/Nutrition
New recipes filled with natural goodness.

82 The Backyard
Jim Cotsana spent 26 years as an Operations Officer and Senior Executive with the Central Intelligence Agency and traveled and lived all over the world. Learn about his second career in volunteering for the SPCA.

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...