03 October 2008

Christina Applegate, Jennifer Aniston & Matthew McConaughey's Shared Interest

Christina Applegate has had them for a long time and so has Matthew McConaughey. It has only been a couple of years for Jennifer Aniston. Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters save them and Papi is one! What are we talking about? Shelter dogs, of course! October is National Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month and lots of celebrities have given them a home and a second chance for a good life.


Christina Applegate has adopted mixed breed dogs from animal shelters for years, but the latest pup to join her four-legged family is a feisty pinscher-dachshund mix, named Tallulah.

Matthew McConaughey traveled the world with his dog Ms. Hud until her death from cancer in 2005. In 2006 McConaughey adopted Foxy who is an energetic dog from an animal shelter.

Jennifer Aniston has two dogs. An adopted corgi-terrier mix called Norman and Dolly a white German shepherd. Norman has been seen on the set of her movies.

Mary Tyler Moore and her friend Bernadette Peters started a rescue organization for dogs in New York City. It is called Broadway Barks and every summer they hold a huge adopt-a-thon. Peters has a pit-lab mix named Stella.

Papi the Chihuahua, who is one of the stars in the new Disney movie “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”, was rescued from an animal shelter. He now lives with his trainer.

Some other movie star dogs that were rescued from animal shelters are: Fang from the Harry Potter movies, Max from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and of course Benji from the “Benji” movie.

Every year 6-8 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters across the country. About 75% are mixed breeds and 25% are purebred animals. If you are looking to add a new pooch to your family and you are ready to make a lifelong commitment to the dog; saving a pet from an animal shelter may be the most rewarding act you will experience. You may have lots of fun too!

[Source: Examiner.com]