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
  • Road trip in Western France with Fido

    Road Trip with my dog Shark

    The must sees from La Rochelle to Mont Saint Michel.

    By Maria Himmich

    What I love about road trips is the freedom to stop by anywhere and anytime I see a beautiful landscape or feel that my dog Shark needs to stretch her legs. During my last stay in France, I decided to hit the road to dis- cover the West coast of the country, from Bordeaux South to Mont Saint Michel North.

    First stop. The...

  • Waterfalling in Love with the Parks and Urban Delights of Greenville

    Waggin at the waterpark in Greenville

    Find canine southern comfort in this South Carolina haven.

    By Robin Tierney

    Big, beautiful waterfalls right in the center of downtown? You know you’re in a special place, even before you and Fido discover Greenville’s cascade of other charms.

    Here, Southern hospitality is authentic, and it extends to canines of all breeds and sizes. At least 125 restaurants welcome dogs, as do the lovely parks...

  • Whistler is Canada’s Fido-friendly Mountain Paradise

    Whistler, Canada's Fido Friendly Mountain Paradise

    Find Fido-Friendly fun on and off the slopes

    By Robin Tierney

    Take a walk anywhere around Whistler and you’ll soon see why this mountain resort is regarded as the “dog-friendly” capital of Canada. With numerous Fido-friendly hotels, canine hospitality and support services, and an epic offering of dog walking trails, it’s the perfect place for a Fido-friendly vacation. But where’s the best place...

  • Breckenridge Offers an Avalanche of Thrills Year-Round

    Breckenridge is among Colorado's most beautiful destinations

    Find Fido-Friendly fun on and off the slopes.

    By Robin Tierney

    What do you bring to a celebration dedicated to the God of snow? Viking helmets and dogs, judging by the annual January ULLR Festival in Breckenridge.

    Due to its high elevation, this Colorado mountain town is known for extra-long seasons of skiing and snowboarding on nearly 3,000 acres and five peaks of epic terrain. But now Breck...