Issue 64: Winter 2015

Fido Friendly Issue 64

24 Fido Fun in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Visit the town voted as the number one Best Place to Live in Texas.

28 Four Seasons Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Top Fido-Friendly Ski Resort 2015.

30 Traveling with an older dog
A senior dog can become a perfect travel companion as well as enrich life at home.

32 Washington County
Take a trip with Fido to the Lonestar State.

11 My Business Has Gone to the Dogs
Meet Barbara Pietra, owner of Sidekick for Pets and learn how she manifests what she things about!

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.

34 Feature Giveaway
A shelter dog from The Rutland County Humane Society in Vermont is featured in a photo shoot surrounded by great products you have a chance to win!

36 COVER: Brandon McMillan
TV host of the weekly CBS series Lucky Dog is passionate about rescue.

42 Avalanche Dogs to the Rescue
Swiss icon Berry gets his own exhibition.

45 Finding Fido’s Inner Zen
Downward dog finds new meaning when Fido let’s go.

48 Timmy is not in the Well!
Join Jon Provost who played Timmy in the beloved Lassie series on a cruise.

50 Should you Leave Your Dog Alone in a Hotel Room?
One dog went missing never to be found.

52 Ebola and Dogs
One dog euthanized and one dog quarantined. What we have learned since the Ebola crisis.

54 Brush Those Canines
February is Pet Dental Health Month.

57 Table For Two
Home cooking is one of the most meaningful ways to show your love for Fido!

58 Bowser on a Budget
Bundle Up Your Pooch for Cozy Hotel Packages

60 He Yaps She Yaps
Playing tug-of-war: Doggie dos and don’ts.

61 Crate & Garden
Protect Your Furry Family Members from Winter’s Chill.

62 Adoption Story
Riley, the Canyon Puppy.

65 The Glossary
Veterinarian-to-English dictionary.

66 Psychology
Prescribe Dogs, not Drugs.

68 The Doc is In
I have a large dog, is he susceptible to wobbler syndrome?

82 The Backyard
Veterinary volunteers travel to help people and their pets.

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...