Issue 63: Fall 2014

Fido Friendly Issue 63

Travel
24 Top Eco-Friendly Resorts Where Fido Goes Green
Dog lovers today are committed to being environmentally aware.

27 Ski New Mexico
Take your powder hound with you and hit the slopes.

30 Snow King Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Fido-friendly guest rooms have no size, or breed restrictions.

32 Hotel del Coronado
Journey back in time to the Hotel del Coronado with Fido.

34 St. Louis, Missouri
This is an inspiring city to enjoy long romps and boat rides with Fido.

36 American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog
St. Louis’s AKC Museum of the Dog celebrates canines’ inner and outer beauty.

37 Doubletree Minneapolis
Chill out with Fido and order room service.

38 Stay on an island with Fido
Paradise Point is paradise for you and your dog.

Community/Trends
12 Contest Winners
Past winners and the loot they received 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.

20 FIDO Expo
A bonanza of tongue-wagging canines.

Features
40 25 Days of Gift Giving
Enter online by going to our Facebook page beginning December 1st through December 26th for your chance to win the prize of the day!

42 Feature Giveaway
A shelter dog from the Idaho Humane Society is featured in a photo shoot surrounded by great products you have a chance to win!

44 COVER: Danica McKellar
Official spokespeson for Get Your Licks on Route 66®

46 Get Your Licks on Route 66®
Sixth annual pet adoption tour traveling from Los Angles to Chicago with a mission to help save lives.

48 Fido Finds Bliss at Paradise Pet Lodge
It’s a dog’s life at this boarding and grooming center in Woodinville, Washington.

50 About A Boy And His Dog
Star of About a Boy speaks about acting and his furry companion.

52 Natural dogs are healthy, naturally!
Naturopaths say raw meat diet and situation specific supplements key to canine health.

54 Fall Gourmet Adventures with Fido
Author and her faithful Cretan hound discover four fab gourmet adventures where Fido can come too!

56 Pet Hospice
Animals receive tender loving care before crossing Rainbow Bridge.

Home
57 Table For Two Tuna Fish-Cakes
You and Fido can share this home cooked meal and bring in the warmth during the Fall cooling.

58 Crate & Garden
From our vault! Preparing your garden for a quiet winter.

60 He Yaps/She Yaps
How to change the name of your adopted shelter dog.

61 Bowser on a Budget
Seasonal hotel packages mean a Fido-friendly Fall.

62 Adoption Story
Ace has taught his new family to slow down and smell the flowers.

64 50+: Celebrating Life with Fido at Fifty-Plus
Fall Foliage and Festivals.

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

66 Psychology
A Dog’s Guide to “Stay” in a Relationship.

68 The Doc is In
The most common fatty tumors, lipomas, are benign and usually not cause for concern.

82 The Backyard
RICOCHET: Riding a Wave of Hope with the Dog Who Inspires Millions.

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...