Red Carpet Rescues

Monday, April 11, 2016

Rescue Dogs The Movie shines a light on pet adoptions

The April 1st debut of Rescue Dogs The Movie wasn’t your everyday movie premiere.

"We wanted to make a movie that wasn't just fun for the family and entertaining to watch," said Jordan Rawlins who plays Harper in the movie. "We wanted to do something that actually gave back to the community and a cause we loved. And for us, that was rescue dogs."

With the help of lead actress and producer Courtney Daniels, animal welfare organizations in more than 20 cities across the United States hosted on-site pet adoptions during each Rescue Dogs The Movie red-carpet premiere event. In partnership with Daniels’ production company, Busted Buggy Entertainment, the team helped find homes for over 100 pets during opening weekend.  

Daniels, whose own rescue dog Baron plays the lead canine role of Charger in the movie, is a longtime supporter of pet adoption. Thanks to her mom, a volunteer and foster for the Arizona Animal Welfare League, Daniels realized the benefits of pet adoption early on. “Rescue dogs know that you saved them,” said Daniels. “I think there’s a misconception that if a dog is at the shelter or the pound, there’s something wrong with them. They’re there through no fault of their own. Sometimes they’ve had an owner pass away or their family has moved and they’ve not been able to move with them. They still have so much love to give,” said Daniels.

The filmmakers hope to the keep the momentum going by encouraging any and all animal welfare organizations to host a screening of Rescue Dogs The Movie in their city to raise money and awareness.

The bond between an adopted pet and his owner inspired the movie, which features actual rescued pets. “Everyone had a great story of how a rescue dog really changed their life, how they rescued them.” Rawlings said.  “Which is the theme of the movie. We don't just rescue the dogs. The dogs rescue us.“



Nice! As a new "owner" of a 3 year old rescue dog, I'd love to see this movie. There have been many (ongoing) challenges but our newest family member, the "daughter" we've always wanted, is a blessing!


This is amazing!!

JoAnn Roberto

I just watched the trailer. I live in Cary, NC did I miss this movie? I'm a professional dog sitter and love all animals. When will it be here? If I missed it where can I find it?


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Saw a sad, limping dog at the grocery store the other day, and I called animal control and they picked her up. The dog's leg was bent at an odd angle, and when I called back after the weekend to see what the prognosis was on the dog, I was told that it was an old injury that had not healed properly. They said there was nothing that could be done. I wonder, though, if the dog's leg could be fixed, but the shelter doesn't have the money for something like that. The dog was so sweet, but I don't know if anyone would adopt her with her crooked leg and limp.

sandra orefice

I live in Torrance California. I just watch on computer. when will the movie be coming to our area?


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Heide M Root

Need more movies like this and for all the other critters left behind ,there are many more that people don't realize . Adopted a lab /Bassett thar aome guy had,out in front of grocery store, sign around,neck said please adopt need home ,got him a,home (my house)along with other adopted strays (ca ts,dogs) got farm critters too and exotic birds as,Sly and family stone would sa6 #we are family. Wouldn't have any other way..


I am in Tennessee and have not seen it advertised here either. Will it come to the East Coast???


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Kayla Ablondi

I love the trailer and cant wait for my opportunity to see this movie. I have always believed in adoption and now have my own rescue, a 3 year old German Shepard named Stanley. We have some issues to work through but I wouldn't give him up for the world.


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