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
  • Two of Portland’s Fido-Friendly Finest

    Pet friendly hotel in Portland OR

    You and Fido will dig these two very distinctly different, and elegant hotels of the Pacific Northwest. 

    By Nicholas Sveslosky, Editor at Large

    Hotel Dossier

    Hotel Dossier is a sophisticated and elegant hotel. In the heart of downtown Portland, Hotel Dossier boasts views of downtown and the surrounding Portland hills. You and Fido will think you’ve struck gold in this classic down-to-earth...

  • Florida’s Forgotten Coast

    Fido Friendly shops

    Discover Franklin County where Best friends are always welcome!

    Fido-friendly vacations are easy here with plenty of lodging options that will allow you to bring your best friend along. There are lots of pet-friendly attractions and activities that make bringing your best friend that much more fun.

    The beaches of St. George Island and Alligator Point offer quiet shorelines with gentle surf and...

  • Riley Bug Sniffing Dog

    Riley, Bug Sniffing Weimaraner Pup

    Meet Riley, the Bug Sniffing Weimaraner Pup at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts!

    This very intelligent Weimaraner will spend his days detecting bugs at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

    By Claudia Bensimoun

    Meet Riley, the Museum of Fine Art’s scent puppy in training. Riley, a Weimaraner pup is being trained in pest detection that only a dog can provide. Discussions began in the fall of 2017 between...

  • American Humane Hero Dog of the Year Winner

    Abigail, a pit bull, was brought into a busy Miami-Dade animal control agency last November.

    Abigail triumphed over other dogs to win the coveted award and spurred a movement at the same time.

    By Penny Eims

    Abigail’s bonnets...what began as an effort to make bandages on a badly injured dog look cuter has morphed into a worldwide outpouring of love, as well a symbol of hope and change. To fully understand the impact and importance of Abigail, and her bonnets, one must first go back to...