Written by Michelle Kretzer
to the stars and Million Dollar Listing celebrity Chad Rogers has a million-dollar
idea: Encourage people to adopt their animal companions from animal shelters and
donate to PETA's doghouse
program. In an exclusive
interview, Chad—joined, of course,
by his canine family member, Starla—talks with PETA about
spends his days brokering some of the biggest real-estate deals in Hollywood,
but at the end of the day, his dog, Starla, takes center stage in his life. He
encourages people to adopt
animals rather than buying them
because every dog deserves a loving
home. "There's thousands and thousands of pets all over the world that
need homes," Chad says, "so why not go to a shelter and get a dog? I
mean, that's the best thing that you could possibly do for another dog's life."
is a star in her own right, capturing the title of America's Cutest Canine in a national contest. Chad
and Starla took the prize money and invested in real estate—for dogs. They donated the entire prize to PETA's "Angels for Animals"
program, which provides cold and
lonely "backyard dogs" with sturdy, custom-built doghouses.
you be an "angel"
for a cold "outdoor dog" this winter? If so, tell
Chad and Starla about it on Twitter.
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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