The new live action film, Lady and the Tramp, set to premiere with Disney’s brand new streaming service, Disney+, on November 12th is filled with adorable pups but most importantly almost all of them are rescue dogs!
The leading man, ahem dog, is non other than Monte, a 2 year old terrier mix scouted by animal trainers who adopted him from Phoenix’s HALO animal rescue.
“He was adopted from us in April of 2018, and we knew that the people that were meeting with him were considering him to be a Hollywood star, but we didn’t know for what, because it was top secret,” HALO President Heather Allen told the Republic. “We knew he had the potential to become a Hollywood dog.”
Disney has also noted that the movie’s cast is actually filled with rescue dogs, all of whom were adopted into forever homes when production was over. Disney did not immediately respond to a request for background information on Rose, Monte’s cocker spaniel co-star.