Issue 71: Spring 2017

Fido Friendly Issue 71

Travel
20 Inn and Spa at Loretto
Santa Fe is a wonderful walking town and the Inn and Spa at Loretto is a perfect base camp for any and all excursions with Fido.

22 Alexandria is for Dog Lovers
More than half of Alexandria’s hotels are Fido-friendly.

26 San Antonio
The city appears on best-places lists year after year thanks to its collage of cultures, attractions and festivals.

28 Tropical Dog
Living in Columbia with a dog.

30 Adventures in Petsitting
Author Jane Thomas travels to English Lake District.

34 The Getaway at Glen Highland Farm
Dog-lovers travel to the Farm to escape to the countryside with their dogs.

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

16 FIDO Fun Zone
From Puparazzi to Crossword Fun, buried treasures await.
18 FIDO Expo
A bonanza of tongue-wagging canines.

Features
32 Feature Giveaway
Two rescue dogs are featured in a photo shoot at Hotel Indigo in San Diego surrounded by products you have a chance to win!

36 Cover: Finding FIDO Friendly, Inc.
TV Host Seth Casteel of Finding Fido talks about his new show and book Underwater Dogs.

38 Bringing Home Puppy
Great roundup of products will help you train and live with your new puppy.

44 Kat Mendenhall
Two words you’d never expect to hear in the same sentence: cattle rancher’s daughter and vegan.

46 From Pineapple to Kombucha Tea
See the ingenious way designers are making vegan leather.

48 Water Thru Skin
Yogini and compassionate animal advocate Valeria Hinojosa.

50 Third Annual Cruelty-free Issue
Leading a more compassionate lifestyle begins with daily choices from what we eat and what we wear.

56 Shelter Me
Dr. Jane Goodall hosts inspiring PBS series that features shelter dogs trained to protect endangered species in Africa.

Home
58 He Yaps She Yaps
Our two dog training experts reveal different techniques for curtailing a puppy from biting his siblings.

59 Bowser on a Budget
Beat peak season prices with spring getaways with your dog.

60 Crate & Garden
Time to spruce up your garden now that spring is in the air.

61 Adoption Story
A little dog named Ivy is living a real-life fairy tale..complete with a tragic, difficult beginning to a joyful and inspiring outcome.

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

72 The Backyard
Alex Quintero takes on his Eagle Service Project with a passion to help the animals.

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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