Venezia: O.C. native kicks off Route 66 dog-adoption drive | pet, sims, route – Home – The Orange County Register

Since my husband Stan and I impulsively adopted a rescue Chihuahua-Lab mix puppy at the OC Fair’s Pet Expo back in April, I’ve turned into a crazy dog person.

My little Stasha goes everywhere with me

Over the past months, she’s gone motor homing, boating, shopping, ghost hunting, and even enjoyed a weekend at The Parker in Palm Springs.

If friends call for a lunch date, unless it’s a pet friendly restaurant, I don’t go.

I’ve turned into one of those people I used to make fun of.

I’m obsessed with this little ball of fur and have become a strong supporter of pet adoption. So when my longtime pal Susan Sims, publisher of FIDO Friendly magazine, contacted me this past summer about her fourth pet adoption campaign called Get Your Licks on Route 66, I was excited.

Since she stated this tour, 1,000 pets have been adopted as she travels Route 66 from Los Angeles to Chicago.

To give you a little background on Sims, she grew up in Anaheim, and was even Miss Anaheim in 1969.

She raised her two boys in Tustin and now lives in Idaho.

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