Issue 67: Fall/Winter 2015

Fido Friendly Issue 67

Travel
24 Louisville
From Cavern to Galleries, Louisville Welcomes Furry Explorers.

26 Top Fido-friendly Ski Resort 2015
Find out why The Waldorf Astoria Park City has what it takes to make your ski vacation the best one ever!

28 West Tennessee
Visit the bucolic town of Collierville voted number one Main Street in America.

Community/Trends
11 My Business Has Gone to the Dogs
Want a game of fetch? GoDogGo created just the right machine for you and your dog.

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
30 Feature Giveaway
Meet Alvin a terrier mix breed surrounded by great products you have the chance to win.

32 25 Days of Gift Giving
Tis the season and we have 25 days to delight our Fido-loving fans!

34 COVER: Brandon McMillan
Official spokesperson for the 2015 Get Your Licks on Route 66® pet adoption tour and host of the CBS TV weekly series, Lucky Dog.

40 Deaf Dogs of Oregon
Chelsea Tunning and her staff are all volunteers working out of a deep passion for these special needs dogs many of whom have sight issues, as well, due to lack of pigment.

42 How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Essay winner Mar Sension with the help of her Golden Retriever, Wyatt, tell the tail and share photos of their summer vacation.

44 Adventures in Petsitting
You don’t need to join the Navy to travel the world, just be available to pet sit for months at a time in exotic ports of call.

46 Could anti-poaching dogs have helped save Cecil the lion?
Headlines over the past few months detail the horrific way Cecil the beloved lion was killed. Are dogs the answer to help save these magnificent animals?

Home
49 Table For Two
Pumpkin is festive and good for Fido.

50 He Yaps She Yaps
How to keep Fido fit over the winter months.

51 Bowser on a Budget
As temperatures cool, traveling dogs get a warm welcome at pet-friendly destinations.

52 Adoption Story
Born with just two legs, Roo Roo does not let that slow her down.

54 Crate & Garden
Birds in your winter garden help make it a Fido-friendly retreat.

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

56 Psychology
Compromise is "key" when you are composing family harmony.

58 The Doc is in
Children’s toys are common household items not unusual for dogs to ingest.

74 The Backyard
Wrapped in Love is a group of artisans and crafters who lovingly create blankets to comfort our furry pals.

Galleria
59 Holiday Gift Guide Guide

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...