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Get Your Licks on Route 66 - 2012

PAW-SOME UPDATE!!  Check back often for pictures and updates from our tour  (see  below - updates are posted with our Shelter Stop Schedule)

Thank you to ALL who have come out on the tour so far and we can't wait to meet MORE of you as we continue our Pet Adoption Tour!  As of October 11, 2012 there have been 60 ADOPTIONS (so far) ...... !


What: Fourth Annual Pet Adoption & Humane Outreach National Tour
Why: In search of loving homes for rescued pets
Where: From California to Chicago
When: Friday, October 5, 2012 - Friday November 2, 2012


Victoria Stillwell - Get Your Licks on Route 66

For the fourth year in a row, FIDO Friendly magazine is setting out on America’s Favorite Highway for this exciting month long pet adoption tour! The Get Your Licks on Route 66 Tour will raise awareness to the plight of homeless pets, vital services that participating animal shelter and rescue partners provide to their communities, and engage younger generations through humane education programs that are available.

Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet's series 'Its me or the dog' is our official spokesperson and Animal Radio offers media support along the route where you can listen in to find a tour stop near you!

Check back often for updates and sponsor information.


Oct. 5
Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter
6851 Van Buren Blvd.
Riverside, CA  92509

First stop on the tour was successful with over 27 pets adopted! Arden Moore  the ‘pet edutainer’ stopped by to talk about pet CPR and throwing dog parties. Jake and Junior were having fun at the Ruff House Pet  Resort.  Here is one of our happy adoptees, and his new forever family:


Oct. 6
10-2:00 p.m.
Victoria Stilwell appearance 12-1:00 p.m.
LA Animal Services East Valley
14409 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Official kick-off with special appearance by tour spokesperson, Victoria Stilwell. Victoria visited a classroom in session, answered many questions and signed autographs. Host hotel: W Residences in Hollywood. Host doggy daycare: Petrock Hotel in Encinio, California.

Oct. 10
2nd Chance Center For Animals
Appearance by Mayor Gerald W. Nabours 11:00
Sam’s Club
1851 E. Butler
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Traveled via Paradise Valley, Arizona - Host hotel: The beautiful Hermosa Inn
in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Jake and Junior were treated to a doggy massage along side my husband and me. Dining al fresco in the historic courtyard under muted lighting was enchanting. The staff was very attentive and loved the boys, as you can see in this picture:


Oct. 12
Watermelon Ranch
10248 Coors Bypass
Albuquerque, NM 87114


Oct. 13
Lucky Paws *** With Special Celebrity Guest TRAVELIN' JACK !! **
Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Drive Northeast 
Albuquerque, NM 87113

We met Travelin Jack and he pawtographed one of his books! Here is Jack wearing his own festival t-shirt in front of our Ford Escape:

Oct. 14
Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society
La Montanita Co-op
913 W. Alameda
Santa Fe, NM

Oct. 17
Amarillo SPCA
2800 Soncy Rd.
Amarillo, TX 79119

Host doggy daycare: LeChateau Pet Resort -


Along the historic route 66 heading toward Amarillo, found a couple of great photo ops. Travelin Jack from Albuquerque told us to be sure and stop by the historic Fido-friendly Blue Swallow Motel.   Operating since 1939, it is a registered landmark and Travelin Jack posed in front of one of the many murals lining the back of the motel.




Thanks to all the volunteers from the Amarillo SPCA who take their time to help place pets in to new forever homes.  

On to Oklahoma City!



Oct. 19
Best Friends of Pets
2140 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Oct. 20
12-4:00 p.m.
Woodland Hills Mall
7021 S. Memorial Drive, Ste. 225B
Tulsa, OK 74133

Oct. 21
1-4:00 p.m.
Joplin Humane
Firefighter Dayna Hilton and her fires safety pups in attendance.
140 E. Emperor Lane
Joplin, MO 64801

Oct. 24
2-8:00 p.m.
Wayside Waifs Humane Society
3901 Martha Truman Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64137

Oct. 25
12-6:00 p.m.
Castaway Animal Rescue
1328-A West Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65807

Oct. 26
Time TBD
Humane Society of Missouri
1201 Macklind Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Oct. 27
Sangamon County Animal Control
Landmark Ford
2401 Prairie Crossing Drive
Springfield, IL 62711

Nov. 2
2-7:00 p.m.
PAWS Chicago
1997 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614


Tour Sponsors:


Animal Radio sponsors Get Your Licks on Route 66


Tour Wheel Sponsors

1-800-Help-4-PetsBeverly Hills Chihuahua 3       Cardinal Pet CareBig Bear Cool Cabins   Frankenweenie Unleashed   lincoln bark   Magic Paw  Spring Naturals   the fifth paw    Waglet Works        Rocky & Maggie's Petshop        epi-pet   Fresh Scents   By Nature Pet Foods      Paws by Baby Feet   Dog Tuff




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