People Act Like Dogs to Raise Awareness for Shelter Pets

Humans show off their inner canine in hopes others will adopt a shelter pet.

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It’s just another day at the dog park.

A male is chasing some ducks. A female is spinning in circles trying to catch her tail. Many of them are running. Some are playing fetch with sticks, others with balls. They are sniffing each other’s behinds and marking their territory. There are a couple dogs sitting around watching the others, as if too timid or bored to join in. A male is clearly the alpha dog, intimidating the other males and checking out the females. When they notice pizza someone left on a table, they hover around it as though nothing could ever be better. As I said, just another day at the dog park. Except these aren’t dogs. They’re people.

This A2F Pictures short film was written by Kristin Kelly and Phil Jones and was directed by James Rautmann. Humans behaving like dogs at a dog park was the premise. The point behind that premise was to show that every one of us has an inner dog and we should get that inner dog a friend by adopting a dog at a local shelter.

We have seen a variety of ways people have tried to raise awareness for shelter pets. This one is probably one of the most unique ways. Do you think it’s effective? Let us know in the comments. Be sure to also tell us what your inner dog would be like.

Cari Jorgensen

Cari is a former dancer and current dance enthusiast who incorporates all forms of art into her daily life, which includes writing about dogs, cats, and other animals for I-5 Publishing as an assistant web editor. She has an MFA degree in creative writing and has written short stories, poetry, and two novels, which are patiently awaiting revision. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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