Television heartthrob and self-proclaimed “dog uncle” (and now proud dog dad!) actor Gregg Sulkin is speaking up for the millions of adoptable dogs across the country in need of loving homes. His “Adopt. Don’t Shop.” print ad campaign may actually be too much handsome to handle—and yes, we’re talking about his fetching four-legged co-star.
“I think adopting is crucial,” Gregg says in the campaign video. We couldn’t agree more, since adopting an animal companion—instead of buying one from a breeder, pet store, or puppy mill—saves lives. Every time that an animal is purchased from a breeder or a pet store, one in a shelter loses an opportunity to find a loving home.
But did we mention that he loves dogs?
As he says, “I think there’s a very special bond between a human and a dog . . . . You know, when you walk through the door and the dog comes up to you, there’s no actually better feeling.”
Gregg knows that in order to be a superhero for animals, they need to be treated with the same care given to any other family member. “I grew up in a, in a childhood in a very loving family, and so I think dogs should have that exact same experience,” he says.
If you’re ready to bring an animal into your family, be sure to visit your local open-admission animal shelter.