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
  • 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...