Issue 76: Fall-Winter 2018

Fido Friendly Issue 76

Travel
22 Breckenridge
Year-Round Breckenridge Colorado Fido fun.

24 Whistler
Canada’s Fido-friendly mountain paradise.

28 Greenville
Find Canine Southern Comfort in this South Carolina haven.

32 Colcord Hotel
Visit this Oklahoma City historic hotel and don’t forget your dog.

34 Tropical Dog
Road trip in Western France with Fido.

36 Adventures in Pet sitting
Lazing through the days with an idle greyhound in northern France.

54 The Draftsman Hotel A hotel dog with a selfless mission.

Community/Trends
12 Contest Winners
See some of the recent winners and their loot from FIDO Friendly contests!

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

20 FIDO Expo
A bonanza of tongue-wagging canines.

Features
16 Essay winner
How I spent my summer vacation.

40 Feature Giveaway
Shelter pet surrounded by prizes you can win.

42 12 Stays of Christmas
Give yourself the gift of an unforgettable holiday escape with your best pal this year.

46 Holiday Pet Safety
Steps you can take to keep Fido healthy and safe during the festive holidays.
48 25 Days of Gift Giveaways
Enter to win through December 26 the prize of the day.

50 Delivering packages and smiles.
Jo-Anna Hehir dreamed of a job that would allow her to spend time with her dogs.

Home
30 Crate and Garden
It’s time for fall clean up both indoors and out.

38 Pet Adoption Tips
Finding and adopting a dog is not hard. Finding and adopting the right dog requires some thoughtful consideration.

52 He Yaps/She Yaps
Our two experts reveal different techniques for that pup who is anxious and stressed.

53 Bowser on a Budget
This “shoulder season” fetches top marks with many traveling dog lovers.

Wellness/Living
56 GALLERIA
Lifestyle Guide, and Holiday Gift Guide

66 The Backyard
A retired hospice nurse helps mistreated Rottweilers live better lives.

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...