Tove Lo and Her Dog Star in ‘Adopt, Don’t Shop’ Campaign
As animal shelters begin to reopen across the UK, Tove Lo stars alongside her rescued dog Elliotte in a new PETA campaign that proclaims, “Adopt, Don’t Shop.”
The singer describes her and Elliotte’s special bond:
“My parents and I rescued him from the streets of Spain 10 years ago, and it was one of the best decisions of our lives. He went from being scared of everyone and everything to the most cuddly and curious little dog in just a few weeks. It was amazing to see that transformation!”
Every year, hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats end up in animal shelters, and many of them have to be euthanised simply because there aren’t enough good homes for them.
“So if you have the time, patience, and resources to provide an animal with a loving home, remember always to adopt – don’t shop!” says Tove. “And please support local shelters – they need our help now more than ever.”
The singer is part of a growing list of celebrities – including Sia, Morrissey, Sir Paul McCartney, and P!nk – who’ve joined forces with PETA or our affiliates to promote compassion and respect for all animals.
Never Buy Animals From Breeders
When you buy a puppy or a kitten from a breeder or pet shop, you’re buying into cruelty. Many breeders force female dogs and cats to churn out litter after litter for profit with little regard for their welfare.
Dogs and cats at puppy and kitten mills aren’t well-loved family companions – treated like breeding machines, they suffer in squalid conditions, often with untreated health issues, until they’re no longer able to produce babies, at which point they’re abandoned, sold, or killed. Puppies and kittens from breeders commonly have myriad health issues and genetic defects, leading to high vet bills for their families.
Every time someone buys a puppy or a kitten, an animal in a shelter loses their chance at finding a home, fuelling the homeless-animal crisis. Not only do rescued dogs and cats make terrific companions, mixed-breed animals are also likely to be healthier and live longer than their “pedigree” counterparts. So remember: always adopt – never shop!
Ready to Adopt or Foster?
Of course, adding an animal companion to the family is an important decision that requires making a lifetime commitment to caring for and spending time with an animal.
Here’s what you need to know if you think you’re ready to look after an animal companion: