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
  • 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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