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So You Think You Can Wag

Written by PETA | September 10, 2010

Nigel Lythgoe, the executive producer of Fox’s popular dance-off show So You Think You Can Dance, was contemplating—gasp—purchasing two puppies from a breeder until a friend pointed out the obvious: “I don’t know why you want to go through a breeder anyway,” said the friend. “There are too many dogs in the world that haven’t got homes that are already alive.”

Lythgoe went to an animal adoption event in Los Angeles and promptly fell in love with Bonnie and Clyde, an odd couple (she’s a Dalmatian, he’s a pit bull) who had formerly been cared for by a homeless man. Thanks to Lythgoe’s good nature, the inseparable duo have, in his words, “moved from downtown homeless to Bel-Air.”

Know someone who’s thinking about getting a dog? Urge him or her to follow Nigel’s example and dance, not walk, to the nearest animal shelter.


Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • Hanny says:

    What’s wrong with purchasing dogs from a breeder? Someone please enlighten me…

  • Toby says:

    Humans are animals too there is a greater over population crisis amongst our own species. If you want kids you should adopt too. Sexual reproduction is plainly selfish pointless at the moment. Obviously adopting a dog or dogs feeding the dog or dogs a vegan diet is a better option than buying from breeders the same goes for humans… if you sexually reproduce you are breeding traits like dog breeders do adding to a terrible population crisis which is destroying our precious earth. Adoption is the best option for those who want kids dogs or cats.

  • Rachel A says:

    So wonderful thank you for choosing to save their lives instead of supporting misery. I hope and pray that others will follow suit.

  • cargocult says:

    There’s a new study out showing how cooperative humananimal relationships were likely key to human survival at many stages of prehistory “How animals made us human” Boston Globe Sept 12 “Human beings are a distinctly petloving bunch. In no other species do adults regularly and knowingly rear the young of other species and support them into old age in our species it is commonplace.”