LA Animal Services Media Contacts: 
Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz, (213) 482-9512 or
Justin Khosrowabadi, (213) 482-9551 or

DHA Lifestyle PR Contact:
Jo Hunt, (310) 413-1157,
Fido Friendly Magazine’s 13th Annual
“Get Your Licks on Route 66”®️
Cross Country Pet Adoption Tour Kicks off with LA Animal Services
Starting Sept. 4 in LA the tour runs along old Route 66 including stops at
local shelters to help support adoption events and find homeless pets across the country forever homes.

To date more than 14,000 pets have been placed. 
Los Angeles, September 1, 2021 – The 13th Annual “Get Your Licks on Route 66”® cross country pet adoption tour will kick off in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 4 with LA Animal Services offering special adoption fees this weekend for dogs ($51) and puppies ($75), which does not include the $20 license fee. Adoption fees for cats and kittens will be waived thanks to a generous donation by the ASPCA. Our six LA Animal Services Centers are open without appointments every Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 5pm.
Meet your new furry friend and be a part of the “Get Your Licks on Route 66” event happening on Saturday, Sept. 4 at the East Valley Animal Services Center, located at 14409 Vanowen Street in Van Nuys, CA. Spin the giant wheel filled with prizes provided by the tour sponsors where a donation gives you a chance to win fabulous prizes, with all proceeds going to the shelter at the end of the day.

“LA Animal Services is thrilled to be the first stop to kick off the Get Your Licks on Route 66 tour,” said Dana Brown, General Manager for LA Animal Services. “We are grateful to be working with partners who provide us with additional opportunities, like this event, to showcase our shelter pets and help them to find their new homes.”

The “Get Your Licks on Route 66” tour will include stops in animal shelters in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois and Nebraska, and conclude on Oct. 9 in Chicago. Since its inception 12 years ago, the cross country pet adoption tour has helped place more than 14,000 pets with new families!

“We are so excited about this year’s tour,” said founder Susan Sims, Publisher of FIDO Friendly Magazine. “After all that we have been through during Covid-19, this tour is going to be special. We can’t wait to help participating animal shelters find forever homes for their homeless pets and through our prize wheel, raise money for the individual shelters.”

The 2021 “Get Your Licks on Route 66” tour is made possible thanks to the following sponsors: Aberdeen, South Dakota-based My Place Hotels of America, hotel group, who will accommodate all event staff, pets and tour equipment during the vigorous annual cross country adoption charity event. Advocate Sponsor Sure Petcare and HomeAgain, leading manufacturers of pet technology products; who will also be providing PR services for the tour; Embrace Pet Insurance; and Tito’s Vodka for Dog People. In addition, the media sponsor is Animal Radio; companion sponsor is Zymox; cat food sponsor is Catit; community sponsors are Buddy Belts; Brutus Bone Broth; DogTV; HandsOn Gloves, and this year’s campground sponsor: KOA, Kampgrounds of America is the world's largest system of privately held campgrounds with almost 500 locations across the United States and Canada.

“Shout out to all our sponsors and a big thank you,” said Sims.

Center Operating Hours 
All six LA Animal Services locations are operating without appointments every Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 5pm. We will continue to operate by appointment during the week, Tuesday through Friday, from 9am to 4pm, for pet adoptions, fostering, and owner surrender, with Centers closed on Mondays. Sick or injured animals will be admitted without an appointment. Appointments may be scheduled by going online or by calling 1-888-452-7381.

For more information about LA Animal Services and the pets available for adoption, visit
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LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety, and welfare of animals and the people who love them, and is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States. With six Centers across the City, LA Animal Services serves approximately 60,000 animals annually and responds to 20,000 emergency calls involving animals or people in danger. LA Animal Services is part of the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) international coalition, joining 38 municipal shelters and animal welfare organizations across the country to reimagine and transform the way shelters care for animals and their families, by offering access to resources to help keep families together; getting lost pets home quickly without having to enter the shelter system; providing food and medical assistance; and continuing to build on a strong adoption and foster program so pets find their permanent homes or are placed in foster care. Visit our link.tree for helpful links to the services and resources available to you and your companion animals. Connect with LA Animal Services and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

About Get Your Licks on Route 66®
Founded 13 years ago by Susan Sims, Publisher of FIDO Friendly Magazine, as a way to make adoption events fun. “So many times, an animal shelter is a sad place to be, knowing that many pets are there due to no fault of their own,” said Sims. “We bring our sponsor supported spinning wheel where with a donation, adoption event attendees can spin and win fabulous prizes with all proceeds benefiting the shelter of the day.”

About FIDO Friendly Magazine
Now in its 20th year, each issue includes hotel and destination reviews, adoption stories and the latest pet trends.
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