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Get Your Licks on Route 66 Pet Adoption Tour Update

GREAT day in Albuquerque with Watermelon Ranch. Weather was sunny and warm and six dogs were adopted at days end. As we were packing up, a woman pulled in to the parking lot and shouted out her car window, ‘don’t leave, I am here to get Benji!’

She had been at the event earlier, went home to bring back her dog to meet Benji and the two dogs hit it off!

Channel 4 News filmed an adorable nine-year-old girl holding her newly adopted dog. She did such a great job explaining the importance of adoption, I asked her mother if she could go on the road with us.

Watermelon Ranch is New Mexico's largest non-profit no-kill animal shelter, located in the northern part of Rio Rancho.

Enchantment Pet Resort played host to our dogs Junior and Jake while we worked the event, three swimming pools and plenty of room to play. Boys will be tuckered out for our drive to Santa Fe in the morning.


We set up in front of Papa Murphy’s who were celebrating their first anniversary in business. An antique car club came out with of few of their classics, the fire department parked next to our F150 where kids were given fire fighter hats. Six pets were adopted from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter! In case you might be traveling to Santa Fe and need to board Fido while exploring areas where Fido is not allowed, we highly recommend Santa Fe Tails. As we took a tour, the boys were given a temperament test by none other than owners, Joey and Hannah of Santa Fe Tails dogs: three Great Danes a Lab mix and I think there was another dog, but the sight of those big dogs blurred my vision. Joey explained that his dogs were working dogs and that they were responsible for temperament testing of all new dogs coming to board or daycare. Santa Fe Tails is state of the art facility and we felt comfortable leaving the Junior and Jake there for a day of play.

For the second year, Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino played host to us while in Santa Fe. Our Fido-friendly room opened up to a patio and walkway across from a grassy area. Plenty of walking paths and after a fantastic storm the night before, we woke up to sunny skies and some time to enjoy the resort with our dogs. What makes Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino is the works of art on display throughout the resort and on the grounds. The rooms are decorated in just the right amount of southwest décor; comfortable rooms and the Hilton Serenity Collection, pillow top mattresses, fluffy down pillows and high thread count linens. There is a $50 non-refundable per stay service fee.

Next stop: Amarillo

What makes a good doggy daycare? Junior and Jake let us know the answer when we picked them up from Le Chateau after our adoption event with the Amarillo SPCA.

Both had baths and were wearing along with their smiles, doggy bandanas. And they acted as if they wanted to stay a while longer! Le Chateau Pet Resort is expanding and welcomed both Junior and Jake for the second year. What is very wonderful is they are setting aside a pet cemetary section on their property to honor doggy guests who have gone to Rainbow Bridge.

We did not have adoptions at the event today, however a lot of folks were considering, so hope they come back over the next few days to tak home their new forever friend!

Next stop: OKC...

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