Issue 65: Spring 2015

Fido Friendly Issue 65

Travel
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.

Community/Trends
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.

Features
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.

Home
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.

Wellness/Living
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
  • 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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