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
  • Pasea Hotel & Spa

    high-end Fido-friendly hotel, Paséa Hotel & Spa

    Huntington Beach, California offers up doggie nirvana at this coastal hotel.

    By Susan Sims, Publisher

    I love finding high-end Fido-friendly hotels that welcome dogs and the Paséa Hotel & Spa rolls out the red carpet for both you and Fido. As a native Southern Californian growing up near the beach, our visit to Huntington Beach was a blast from the past. Renting rafts to body surf and ordering...

  • Oh Savannah! Walk Amid Style, Beauty and Grace

    Savannah’s landmark luxury-class hotel, Perry Lane

    Fido and you will be treated like royalty.

    By Robin Tierney

    The esteemed guests lounging in the hotel’s lobby and other public areas made us realize we were in the right place. A stately blonde Labradoodle patiently surveyed guests clinked wine glasses by the replace. Two perky, exquisitely groomed lap dogs seemed to realize they were in the lap of luxury. A sleek spaniel quaffed straight-up...

  • Lake Geneva

    Bring Fido with you to Lake Geneva

    Think Wisconsin, not Switzerland.

    By Susan Sims, Publisher

    You had better bring Fido if you would like to fit in to this picturesque resort town of Lake Geneva. Just 80 miles outside of Chicago, it is a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and your dog is as welcome as you are.

    The 26-mile shore path is a wonderful way to experience the slower pace with Fido as it winds it’s...

  • Fake Service and Emotional Support Dogs on the Rise

    Service dogs

    While you may think it’s fun and a harmless lark to parade your smart pooch around in a fake vest or harness, this is not an innocent trick without consequences.

    By Tamra Bolton

    Service dogs and the people they help have always garnered the upmost respect and admiration, but in this new age of entitlement and self-serving attitudes, this is sadly no longer the case.

    In many places now, service...

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