Dozens of pups strut their stuff in the new Nickelodean movie Hotel For Dogs, and thanks to producer Ewan Leslie, one of them is a three-legged Pit Bull Terrier! Leslie is a major fan of Pit Bulls (he has two of his own - Mack and Luca), and he works closely with Karma Rescue in Los Angeles - a group that's dedicated to saving bully breeds from city shelters. When it came time to cast the movie's canine actors, Leslie insisted on including Pit Bulls: "When we started working on the movie, I told Mark Forbes, our head trainer... that we had to have some pits in the movie" he said.
Enter Lucy. This sweet tripod was one of the very first dogs that Karma Rescue ever placed. She was adopted by a dog trainer for movies and appears in Hotel For Dogs as "Chelsea" - a ball-loving pup who lost her leg after being hit by a car.
It's always great when rescue dogs are used in movies, and it's especially encouraging when a disabled pooch has the opportunity to hit the big screen. Although I haven't had a chance to catch the movie yet, I'd love to hear from anyone who has!