March 2022: The 13th Annual Fittest Dogs Issue

For this year’s 13th annual Fittest Dogs Issue, we’ve got some pups with great personalities for you! Along with our 10 winners this year, we cover an array of pup-related content including nonprofits that offer services like wedding pet attendants, a deep dive on Austin’s favorite dog Instagram account and more!

 
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From The March 2022 Issue

March 30, 2022
Claudia Garcia is one of the race ambassadors for the upcoming 45th anniversary of the race who is excited to share her role and her excitement for the race in April!   AFM:What does...
March 21, 2022
There is no shortage of interviews, podcasts, and articles about sleep problems and how to resolve them. Amongst those discussions and articles, many talk about how melatonin can be a great option. So, we’d...
March 21, 2022
We are proud to offer flexible membership options for every person and family designed to help you live your safest and healthiest life. Find motivation, support, and community connections at the Y. In addition...
March 14, 2022
The AFM Team is getting to shine the light on the ‘21-’22 Cap10K race ambassadors. Claudia Garcia is one of the race ambassadors for the upcoming 45th anniversary of the race who is excited...
March 7, 2022
MOBO is the revolutionary myofascial release tool that’s taken the Austin fitness community by storm. Created by local physical therapist, Christie Powell, MOBO combines and improves upon every other myofascial release tool available. That...
March 1, 2022
Meet 10 of Austin’s fittest canine residents.   Remus Remus likes to prove that small dogs can do it all! At nearly 6 years old, Remus became the fourth-fastest Pomeranian for 2021 in FastCat...
March 1, 2022
Welcome back AFM! We are spotlighting another local outfit to share with all of you in our quest to showcase Austin’s mecca of fitness and the many outlets for you to get your sweat...
March 1, 2022
While Central Texas is blessed with having little inclement weather, each season still poses challenges to keeping your dog healthy and active. A tired dog is a happy dog and making sure your furry...
March 1, 2022
Serves 6 235 calories, 24.3 carbohydrates, 6.7 fat, 19.3 protein without rice 347 calories, 48.3 carbohydrates, 7.5 fat, 21.5 protein with ¾ cup brown rice  Ingredients: 2- 8oz packages tempeh, cut into strips 2...
March 1, 2022
The photography project that now brings so many smiles to people’s faces started with just a man, a dog and a camera. In the spring of 2015, Alex Hopes created ZilkerBark, a photography project...
March 1, 2022
Most dog owners are completely aware of the joys and benefits that come along with sharing their life with pups. Dogs provide us with affection, ease our loneliness and improve our physical and mental...
March 1, 2022
I grew up with collies — three of them, the “Lassie’s” of our lives.  Originating in Scotland as sheepherders, the modern-day collies were our herders. If we got too close to the lake as...
March 1, 2022
Helping the world one pup at a time through love, advocacy or shelter adoption is a great way to give a furry friend a home. Before adopting a pet, you need to be prepared...
March 1, 2022
Unfortunately, dogs can’t talk to humans. They can’t say when they need more or less of something, so it’s up to their owners to recognize when a dog doesn’t have all their nutritional needs...
March 1, 2022
Do you have a canine companion you wish to hug, pet and kiss, but sometimes allergies prevent you from fulfilling that need? Try these tricks to soothe your allergies while living with a dog...
March 1, 2022
In my world, perspective is everything. I firmly believe a person’s attitude and mindset can make or break their experiences.  When I was 6 weeks old, I was diagnosed with a rare form of...
March 1, 2022
Loving your dog well can look like many different things — cuddles, long walks and trips to the park. However, veterinarian Jessica Morrissey at Austin Urban Vet Center says one of the most important...
March 1, 2022
Physical therapy for your beloved canine doesn’t only have to occur when he/she has arthritis, disc disease, or a neurological or spinal disorder. It can be done as part of a maintenance plan to...
March 1, 2022
Puppies and dogs all have different personalities, and some are naturally more hyper and quirky than others. It’s fairly normal for dogs to run around and play all day, but there are some behaviors...
March 1, 2022
 Springtime in the Hill country brings many beautiful things, including the wedding season. If you and your sweetheart are almost ready to say those “I do’s,” but you cannot bear the thought of doing...
March 1, 2022
People have numerous resources to cope with mental health conditions, including using a service dog. Training these dogs is an immense responsibility that also enhances the trainer’s well-being.  Here are things to think about...
March 1, 2022
Why exercise alone when you can work out with your furry best friend? It’s the perfect opportunity to get your workout in while spending time with your pup! Working out with your pet is...
March 1, 2022
After last month’s KMB feature shoot, it was an easy decision to make a second trip and continue with the other circus tricks included at Bat City Circus. If you missed last month’s feature,...
March 1, 2022
For many, losing a pet is equivalent to losing a family member. There are enough stressors in everyday life, but losing a pet should not be one of them.  That is why Austin Lost...
March 1, 2022
Like his namesake, this adoptable pup may look tough, but he is a real softie at heart. Vin Diesel loves to play tug-of-war, with toys and even with brain games! He also knows how...
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