Issue 70: Fall/Winter 2016

Fido Friendly Issue 70

Travel
20 Top Fido-friendly Ski Resort
Whistler’s Evolution is consistently ranked in the Top 10 hotels on TripAdvisor to stay and play while visiting the Whistler area.

22 Festive Fido
Discover ten festive season trips that you can experience with your best pal. 28 Tampas’s Star Has Risen
From its New Riverwalk to Taprooms to Elite Hotels, Tampa Loves Dogs.

32 Reno
On your way to South Lake Tahoe visit Reno, a hidden gem.

34 Tropical Dog
Just a girl and her dog, traveling around the world. This issue: Fall in Bordeaux with a dog.

36 Adventures in Petsitting
This author combines her passion for dogs and travel by Petsitting. This issue: A duo of dogs make the perfect Christmas companions in Botswana.

Community/Trends
11 Contest Winners
Past winners and the loot they received from sponsors in FIDO Friendly contests!

12 Leave No Dog O ine
Follow our twitter and Facebook Fido fun.

14 FIDO Fun Zone
From Puparazzi to Crossword Fun, buried treasures await.

18 FIDO Expo
A bonanza of tongue-wagging canines.

Features
38 25 Days of Gift Giving
Tis the season to win a gift a day online during December.

40 Feature Giveaway
Meet Gila fostered by the Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue and surrounded by prizes you could win.

42 Pumpkin the Raccoon
Orphaned Pumpkin found her new forever home in the Bahamas with dogs.

45 Fashion Veggie
Vegan Fashionista living with compassion.

48 Vets and Service Dogs
American Humane aims to address obstacles in public access to Vets with Service Dogs.

Home
50 He Yaps She Yaps
Tips when traveling with Fido by car.

51 Bowser on a Budget
Winter dog travel is cool.

52 Crate & Garden
Taking care of outdoor equipment during the winter months.

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

54 The Docisin
New screening for kidney disease.

70 The Backyard
Lindy’s Bakery, people making a difference.

Galleria
69 Holiday Gift 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...