On the Mother Road, Again
FIDO Friendly magazine is heading out for fifth annual pet adoption tour.
We are gearing up for our 5th annual month long pet adoption tour: Get Your Licks on Route 66®! We travel an entire month from LA to Chicago, stopping at shelters to support adoption. Ford is once again our car sponsor and you might just see us in their F150 covered in sponsor logos traveling down America’s Favorite Highway stopping at shelters along the way to support adoption events.
Let’s take a look back at last year’s tour to share some of the fun and excitement of places we visited along with accommodations and doggy daycare. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!
Date: October 5, 2012
Place: Riverside, California
Shelter: Riverside County Animal Control; rcdas.org
FIDO Friendly editor at large and author Arden Moore was on hand to sign books at the Riverside County Animal Control shelter event. It was a busy day with many pet adoptions and on a sad note; I noticed a young family with a beautiful German Sheppard waiting for the facility to open to surrender their dog. I inquired as to why and was told ‘he is a bad dog.’ Pressing further, I discovered this ‘bad dog’ had torn a hole in their screen. Asking about the dog’s demeanor, the pet guardian confided that the dog got along great with people, pets and kids. Another reminder about the importance of education needed so people understand the commitment they are making when adopting an animal.