Powered by SprinterRentals with media sponsor Animal Radio, Advocate Sponsor Shelby: A Magical Holiday Tail Coming Soon to DVD and Digital HD and Community Sponsor Zeus Dog Toys, Petcurean, DERMagic and Blue Dog Bakery, the tour travels down America’s Favorite Highway from Los Angeles to Chicago, stopping at shelters along the way to support adoption events. In the first six years, the tour has helped place over 3,000 pets in to new forever homes.
“We are thrilled once again to be able to tour the Mother Road and help bring awareness to the plight of homeless pets,” said FIDO Friendly publisher, Susan Sims. “With SprinterRentals providing us a Mercedes Sprinter, we are able to take our two rescue hounds, Jake and Junior along for the ride. Local doggie daycare hosts our boys while we work the event so at the end of the day, we pick up two tired and happy dogs and start all over the next day.”
The Get Your Licks On Route 66® Pet adoption tour travels through eight states and supports 15 adoption events. Sims adds, “We bring along our custom spinning wheel filled with sponsor supported prizes for attendees to spin and win with a $2.00 donation. All the monies raised that day are donated to the shelter.”
Sims along with her husband Greg started the tour seven years ago in an effort to make a difference in the lives of shelter pets. “It’s truly a labor of love and one we could not accomplish without the help of our generous sponsors,” says Sims. “Six weeks on the road helping to save pets from being euthanized and educating people about the importance of adoption and spay and neutering is an experience I wish all pet lovers could have. To see how hard the volunteers work in bringing animals to the venues is truly amazing.”
This year’s Official Spokesperson is TV host of the CBS weekly series Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan. Brandon will make a special appearance at the Van Nuys Shelter on Saturday September 12. Join him at 14409 Van Owen Street, Van Nuys, California from 10am to 4pm.
Also in attendance on September 12 will be cast from the CBS weekly daytime soap, The Young & The Restless.
Now in its 15th year, FIDO Friendly is the travel and lifestyle magazine for you and your dog. Each issue includes hotel and destination reviews, adoption stories, health and wellness topics and the latest trends. FIDO Friendly can be found at Barnes & Noble, Hastings and Fido-friendly hotels nationwide.
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