4th Annual Month Long Pet Adoption Tour:

“Get Your Licks on Route 66”


Oct. 5- Nov. 2nd


Oct. 3 2012 (Los Angeles) – “Get Your Licks on Route 66,” a month long pet adoption tour, will kick off in Los Angeles on Oct. 6 2012 with a special appearance by Animal Planet’s own celebrity host, Victoria Stilwell.


For the fourth consecutive year, FIDO Friendly magazine is setting out on an exciting month long pet adoption tour across America's Favorite Highway: Route 66! The “Get Your Licks on Route 66” tour began as an effort to raise awareness about the many adoptable pets housed in shelters everywhere. This fall the tradition continues as the tour travels from Los Angeles to Chicago once again. Victoria Stilwell from “Animal Planet's”, 'It's me or the dog,' joins the effort to combat animal homelessness as the official spokesperson for the tour.


Stilwell will be making a personal appearance on October 6 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the East Valley Animal Services shelter in Van Nuys, CA. "The appeal to me is that this special Route 66 tour highlights the plight of homeless animals," says Stilwell. "I am happy and honored to be the spokesperson and to raise awareness and encourage people to attend the adoption days in their communities."  

The tour was founded and organized by FIDO Friendly Magazine, and is made possible by generous contributions from our esteemed sponsors: Ford, Petfinder, Petplan Pet Insurance, John Paul Pet, and Animal Radio, among many other companies who have donated products and services.

Susan Sims, publisher of FIDO Friendly magazine and founder of the tour said, “We are so thrilled with the many sponsors who are donating fun products to be used as prizes on a large spinning wheel that we will be bringing to each shelter. Attendees can donate $2.00 per spin with proceeds going directly to the shelter that day." Prizes include DVD's from Disney's Beverly Hills Chihuahuas 3, dog treats, food, and John Paul Pet grooming products.

Photos will be taken of dogs who are adopted at each shelter, and one lucky pup will be chosen to appear on the cover of FIDO Friendly magazine in 2013! There will be approximately 15 shelter stops from Los Angeles to Chicago. The fun will begin at our kick-off event hosted by the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Riverside, CA on October 5th. Local celebrity, Arden  Moore (most popularly known as “The Pet Edutainer” from will be making an appearance from 12:30 to 2:30 to discuss pet CPR, as well as her popular book series on dog parties and animal behavior.

Join us as we help pets across the country find their “fur”-ever homes!




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