Tom Hardy and Woodstock Urge You to Adopt

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London-born actor and all-round heartthrob Tom Hardy stars in a new PETA advert alongside his rescued dog, Woody!

Tom Hardy Adoption Ad

While he was filming Lawless in Atlanta, Tom, who is usually cast as a bad boy with a tough exterior, saw the homeless Woody wandering the highway. He managed to catch him and bring him home to London, and they’ve been inseparable ever since!

Not every dog is as lucky as Woody. Every year, hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters across the UK and many of them have to be euthanised simply because there aren’t enough good homes. Countless more end up on the street, where they may starve, freeze, get hit by cars or suffer in other ways.

That’s why Tom is encouraging caring people to adopt from local shelters and never buy from breeders or pet shops, which only exacerbate the homeless-animal overpopulation crisis.

Are you ready to add a companion animal to your family? If so, be sure to adopt from a shelter! Every time an animal is purchased from a pet shop or a breeder, an animal in a shelter loses a chance at finding a loving home. Head over to your local animal shelter, where you’re sure to find many eager animals of all breeds, shapes, sizes and ages who’d love to become a member of your family.


  • julie torbet commented on April 29, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I would like to adopt a cat or dog I need to know the nearest place to me im in sunderland sr2

    • Anne commented on April 30, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Hi Julie,

      That’s great! Unfortunately we can’t recommend any specific shelters but a quick internet search should give you a few ideas 🙂

    • Ros hafez commented on May 9, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      Look on their site, they rescue dogs and cats from terrible situations in Croatia and Romania. I have 2 from them, have sponsored another, and rescued a 4th.

    • James commented on May 12, 2015 at 1:29 am

      Hi Julie,

      The closest to you are Feline Friends, Pawz For Thought and Animal Krackers.

      There are many many more over here in Newcastle. Slightly further out for you but what’s travel when it comes to finding a furry friend

  • Alaskan Klee Kai commented on May 5, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    If Tom Hardy says to adopt. then I will! I love Tom Hardy!

  • Melissa commented on May 9, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Pleople should definitely adopt from animal shelters if they can, however what I would like to point out is that the problem is not caused by buying from responsible breeders. The problem is people who breed purely for money, people who irresponsibly breed their pets, and the people who buy these puppies/kittens on a whim. If people take the time to really consider the type of dog/cat they want, if their way of life is suitable for that type of animal companion, and they seek out a proper breeder with a healthy breed line this problem would not occur. Plus, when you are paying the type of money this kind of puppy or kitten costs you are not likely to do it lightly! Getting an animal companion is like finding a life partner, if you rush into that union, regardless where they come from, it will more likely end in divorce.

    • avril voller commented on May 11, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      Hi Melissa, Your advice is very sound. I would like to somehow help and I don’t know where to start. I did mention it to the Conservative who came to my door before the election and he was agreeable to help. I’ve just purchased a 2 year Cavalier King Charles spaniel who was advertised on gumtree and the lady giving her up had been ill and I travelled to Suffolk from Bath to see her, twice. I kept searching the rehoming sites for a cavalier (having had 3 previously I know the breed but discovered a this ugly and cruel way of making money out of dogs. Is there a way to educate people buying puppies and more importantly make life difficult for the breeders (not home breeders). I couldn’t find a dog from a shelter or RSPCA and I did try. Most of these terrified dogs used for breeding need a home with another dog to give it some courage and help it adapt to a new, hopefully loving home. My new dog Tess has settled in and is much loved. 3 long walks daily in the park and good food. How can I help to stop these callous breeders?

  • Barbara Hanway commented on May 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Always go to a shelter & adopt an animal. We have adopted 11 cats for over the last 30 years & everyone of them but 2 have been from a shelter. The 2 were strays that wandered in & adopted us. We will always remember the love & joy that every one of them gave us. We usually adopt cats rather than kittens and have had no problem with them settle in. We have just 2 at the moment & a stray who I have been feeding for 2 months but will still not let me touch him. What some one has done to him to make him so frightened of people I dread to think. I can’t say agin too strongly adopt from a shelter, you won’t regret it.

  • Grace Roberts commented on May 9, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I rescued my cat, Dave from my nieces back garden in August last year. He had obviously been abandoned by the previous occupants. I asked about and advertised but no one claimed him. So he came to live with me in Norwich.
    He is so affectionate and cuddly and it’s the best thing I ever did. I love him very, very much. Please adopt your pet. It’s good for them…. and you. And you will never regret it.

  • Jenny Meares commented on May 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I have been adopting rescue animals for forty years and never needed a celebrity to tell me to do so.

  • Beth McAvoy commented on May 9, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    I love Tom Hardy even more!!!!!

  • Justine fehler commented on May 10, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Tom hardy is so right with the adopting issue and it’s fantastic to see well known people standing up and encouraging good caring loving people to go and adopt. We have just rescued a wonderful rescues dog. She so gentle affectionate it’s amazing

  • susanna bortolin commented on May 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Stop alla crudelta’

  • Eoin commented on May 12, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Ah that’s lovely!

  • liza commented on May 31, 2015 at 7:24 am

    The governments need to make laws and enforce them , when animal cruelty occurs. Humans are barbaric and need to be fined a munimum of $1,000 per animal they abuse or kill due to their sufferings. Public outcry will provoke polititians to be useful.

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