Issue 65: Spring 2015

Fido Friendly Issue 65

24 Waco, Texas
Happy Trails With Surprising Views and Detours.

26 Jacksonville, Florida
Festivals, Indie Markets or Nature Preserves? Jacksonville has them all.

28 Devilish Fun with your Dog in British Columbia
Hop aboard a gondola with your dog… into the gates of Hell!

30 Wisconsin’s Hayward/Cable Area
An Outdoor Paradise For You And Fido.

32 Arkansas
Known as the ‘Natural State’ it’s natural for you and your dog to get out and enjoy what nature has to offer.

34 Scottsdale, Arizona
Stay pampered with Fido at The Canyons at the Phoenician.

11 My Business Has Gone to the Dogs
Meet Seth and Julia Kammueller, founders of Perry Dog® a pet industry based online retail company.

12 Contest Winners
Past winners and the loot they received from sponsors in 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.

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

38 COVER: John Paul DeJoria
Founder of John Paul Mitchell hair care products and John Paul Pet sits down with FIDO Friendly to talk about his pets and his passion for cruelty free cosmetics.

41 Cruelty Free
As consumers, we all have the power to help put an end to animal testing. Every time you go shopping, it’s an opportunity to vote with your dollars.

46 Monarchs and their Mutts
From British Queen Elizabeth’s corgis to Chinese Royals and their pugs, dogs have been an essential part of regal life.

48 Fake service dogs present real problems
Imposters and posers finding it easy to scam the system.

50 Cinnamon Snail Vegan Food Truck
Meet the chef who brings fabulous food to the denizens of New York City and New Jersey.

52 Fat Fido
Three ‘plump’ dogs with the help of their guardians and a few Fido-friendly sponsors are winning the battle of the bulge.

54 RVing Takes Ruffin it to a Whole New Level
Fall weather in Oregon is the perfect time to enjoy crowd-free downtime with Fido.

56 Car Buying Guide with Fido in Mind
Here are some top picks in Fido-friendly vehicles for 2015.

59 Table For Two
These treats are quick and easy to make and are a great choice if Fido has sensitivities to gluten and common grains.

60 He Yaps She Yaps
Are dogs word-worthy; do they really know words or are they just responding to the tone of your voice?

61 Bowser on a Budget
Warm up to spring with some super savings.

62 Adoption Story
Gem—a precious discovery amidst trash.

64 Crate & Garden
Keeping your spring garden safe from Fido.

67 The Glossary
Veterinarian-to-English dictionary.

68 Psychology
How to be Paw-sitively Happy!

70 The Doc is In
Probiotics, or “good bacteria,” can be defined as living microorganisms.

82 The Backyard
Meet 16-year-old Annie, who, because of her deep affection for her canine pal, Teddy, uses her paintings to help spread the word of heartworm disease awareness.

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...