Patrick recently participated in Paws in the Park in New York City, a community party and adoption event organized by Petco Love, a nonprofit dedicated to the animal sheltering community. Their mission is to empower animal lovers to save lives, something we are truly inspired by. 


Invited by Petco Love CEO, Suzanne Kogut, Patrick walked the carpet with two adoptable dogs and met with several good friends including Katy Hansen, ACC of NYC’s Director of Communication. She told him about a real-life shelter story! A family had just come to the event, looking for a dog to adopt after their own dog, Mocha, had been stolen back in January. To everyone's amazement and delight, ACC had Mocha, and the family was reunited with their lost friend! She had been found tied to a tree and a good Samaritan brought her in. 

During this event, Patrick got to know several of the animals up for adoption, including a dog named Panda. Panda is still looking for his fur-ever home with the help of Muddy Paws Rescue. You can read more about sweet Panda below:

Photo courtesy of Muddy Paws Rescue
In introducing Patrick, his friend, director and producer Steven Latham provided a video clip (below) of the ShelterMe episode starring Patrick and ACC. In it, actor Kristen Bell describes where Patrick finds inspiration for his own MUTTS Shelter Stories. After that, Suzanne called Patrick on stage and interviewed him about MUTTS, his new book Heart To Heart, and all things animals. It was an amazing event and many, many animals were adopted that day. A highly recommended way to spend a Sunday!


Video courtesy of @ShelterMeTV (Visit ShelterMe on Facebook)


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