I'm pretty sure something similar to this has happened a few times at Toronto Animal Services.



"The story of the film is an exaggerated account of how I eventually found my rescue dog Noah, but it still reflects a bit of the reality I faced when I was looking to adopt a shelter dog," said Quinto.

Rest of Quinto's quote here.



7 Comments to “Dog Eat Dog with Zachary Quinto ”

  1. This was cute! It reminded me of when I was waiting for my pup! I would go and sit at the dog park and dream! My husband said it was creepy!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    And now I'm crying, remembering my sweet dog.

  3. CJ says:

    Aha! I wasn't the only one watching wistfully at the dog park....I went through a very similar experience (less dramatized) with the multiple adoption application process.
    The shelter I went to did allow visits with the dogs, it helped to keep them socialized, and they tried to determine who the best applicant was. After 4 separate attempts I ended up going to a very reputable breeder (basically if you lived in the country, you got to adopt). I did end up volunteering at the same shelter later, so that at least in future when I adopt my next dog I will be at the top of the list.

  4. 001mum says:

    What an expertly done video. I even watched it to the very end and didn't jump forward. The play on my emotions was incredible. The nuances of shoulder movement,eye twitches,tone of voice,camera scans and that element of surprise was awesome.
    Loved when his alarm clock went off and he was already awake and speeding from his house,the yuck I felt when a person was actually sitting on the ground at the
    off-leash.
    I'd say better than a lot of "big box" movies. happy you posted it Fred!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sweet film. I love that he didn't give up on loving a dog and chose another.

  6. deva says:

    Great video. And nice to read that both of the Rizzos were also adopted in real life.

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A request

The reason for this blog is to help get specific dogs adopted from TAS but equally important is to try to normalize the idea of shelter dogs being just as good and just as desirable as any other dogs including those which are regularly merchandised by backyard breeders, puppy millers and those few remaining pet store owners who still feel a need to sell live animals. The single greatest stigma shelter animals still face is the belief that shelter animals are substandard animals. Anyone who has had enough experience with shelter animals knows this is untrue but the general public hasn't had the same experiences you've had. They see a nice dog photo in a glossy magazine and too many of them would never think of associating that dog with a dog from a shelter. After all, no one abandons perfectly good dogs, right? Unfortunately, as we all know, perfectly good dogs are abandoned all the time.

The public still too often associates shelter dogs with images of beat up, sick, dirty, severely traumatized animals and while we definitely sometimes see victims such as these, they are certainly not the majority and, regardless, even the most abused animals can very often be saved and made whole again.

Pound Dogs sometimes discusses the sad histories some of the dogs have suffered. For the most part, though, it tries to present the dogs not as victims but as great potential family members. The goal is to raise the profiles of animals in adoption centers so that a potential pet owner sees them as the best choice, not just as the charity choice.

So, here's the favour I'm asking. Whenever you see a dog picture on these pages you think is decent enough, I'd like you to consider sharing it on Facebook or any other social media sites you're using (I know many of you do this already and thank you for that). And when you share it, please mention that the dog in the photo is a shelter dog like so many other shelter dogs waiting for a home. If we can get even five percent of the pet buying public to see shelter dogs differently, to see how beautiful they are and how wonderful they are, and to consider shelter dogs as their first choice for a new family member, we can end the suffering of homeless pets in this country.
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