Issue 72: Summer 2017

Fido Friendly Issue 72

Travel
20 Lake Austin Spa Resort
A sanctuary for rest and renewal in Texas’ legendary Hill Country.

22 Prince Edward Island
Frolic with Fido amid the distinctive natural red surroundings of Canada’s Prince Edward Island.

24 In San Luis Obispo, Fine Wines Pair
Well With Dogs.

28 Warm Breezes Await You And Fido
The Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive opens a world of possibilities for you and Fido to explore together.

34 Road Trippin’ Along California’s
Central Coast.

36 Tropical Dog
Visiting Peru with a dog.

38 Adventures in Petsitting
Paddleboarding Pooches in Paradise.

Community/Trends
12 Contest Winners
See some of the recent winners and their loot from 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
29 Tentrr Provides Comforts of Home in the Great Outdoors

30 Literary Trips
From places where writers once lived, to artistic hideaways we take a look at the best literature-linked places to vacation with your pet.

40 Feature Giveaway
Two rescue dogs have the best day at a photo shoot in Carlsbad surrounded by products you have a chance to win!

42 Cover
Surf Dog Ricochet Changes Lives.

46 12 Top Fido-friendly Beaches Around the World.

50 Dogs in the Workplace
Luna has become an intrinsic part of treatment at The Dental Boutique.

52 On the Road with Fido
Travel accessories making the trip fun and safe.

Home
58 He Yaps/She Yaps
Our two experts reveal different techniques for teaching Fido about water adventures.

59 Bowser on a Budget
Dog Days of Summer and not to miss deals.

61 Adoption Story
A homeless, deaf dog turned out to be the perfect companion to a non-verbal boy who was in need of a friend.

Wellness/Living
74 The Backyard
Cat Lake Friends of Animush.

71GALLERIA
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...