Sydney – In honour of International Dog Day (Thursday, 26 August), Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause and her beloved senior dog, Gracie, have an urgent message to share with fans in a new PETA US campaign: give a dog in a shelter a dream home!
In an accompanying video spot, the famed real estate agent shares Gracie’s adoption story and explains to fans how her own experiences have deepened her empathy for dogs in shelters. And in a bonus video, she takes Gracie on her very own house tour.
“Coming from a background of dealing with homelessness, my heart understands,” Stause says. “[T]o be able to completely change a dog’s life and give them a forever home has always sat with me and just been something that I’m really passionate about.”
Stause urges fans to do right by dogs by adopting them from animal shelters and never buying them from breeders or pet shops, which exacerbates the homeless-animal overpopulation crisis. In Australia, more than 200,000 healthy dogs and cats are euthanised each year simply because there aren’t enough good homes for them, while breeders continue to produce and sell puppies for profit.
“There are already too many dogs that don’t have homes,” Stause says. “And some of these dogs just need Hollywood makeovers. Don’t we all?”
Stause joins a long list of celebrities – including Hugh Sheridan, Alli Simpson, John Stamos, and Sia – who have teamed up with PETA or its affiliates to promote animal adoption.
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.au or follow the group on Facebook or Instagram.