Millions of animals enter U.S. shelters each year and if they could speak, we imagine they’d not only tell us how badly they want a forever home, but also exactly what they’re looking for in an owner.
To celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, the ASPCA teamed up with Amy Poehler’s website, Smart Girls, to do just that. In a new Web series titled “Heavy Petting,” shelter dogs and cats are given a voice to talk about the kind of forever home they want.
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The videos are created like dating profiles and voiced by famous comedians, including Aubrey Plaza, John Mulaney, Ike Barinholtz, Aziz Ansari, Paul Scheer, Nick Offerman and more.
In one video, standup comedian and former “Saturday Night Live” writer John Mulaney lends his voice to Bart, a high-energy 10-month-old shelter puppy who’s learning to skateboard.
“Ideally, I’d be adopted by someone with at least some X Games experience,” Bart says.
In another, “Parks and Recreation” actress Aubrey Plaza introduces Madison, a 2-year-old terrier mix who’s looking for an intellectual household.
“I’m an avid reader. Nonfiction mostly,” Madison says, as she chews on a thick book titled “Meteorology Today.” “Right now, I’m literally devouring a book about meteorology.”
The aim of “Heavy Petting” is to connect potential adopters with cats and dogs looking for homes and to motivate viewers to adopt, foster or simply volunteer at their local animal shelter.
Learn more about Adopt a Shelter Dog month and how to find the perfect pet for your lifestyle on the ASPCA website.