With National Puppy Day happening on March 23, many people took to social media to share their own stories of adopting their beloved pups. This includes Ross Mathews, who posted a tweet about adopting his furry friend.
We love adoption stories here at Dog of the Day. And when some of our favorite celebrities share their stories with the world, we get excited. On March 24, Ross Mathews of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Celebrity Big Brother took to Twitter in order to share his own story of adopting his pup, Audrey.
Not only did the comedian and reality star share the story of his pup in a single tweet, but he also shared an adorable picture of himself with his beloved dog. While the entire purpose of National Puppy Day is to remind people to check out shelters and rescues when you are looking for a new pup, Mathews’ story comes a day after the annual event. Instead, he honored the actual anniversary of when he brought Audrey home with him.
In his tweet, Ross Mathews explains that it has been five years since he first met his pup at an adoption event for dogs. According to the star, he wasn’t actually looking for a dog when these two met. Instead, there was just something about their connection that made it impossible for him to leave the pup behind.
On the same day that they met, Mathews brought the pup home with him and the rest is history. And like many rescue pups, it seems that Audrey had a rough life before going home with the star, and while his home gives her the freedom to relax and be loved, that doesn’t mean her past has not left a lasting impact.
As Ross Mathews explains, Audrey is “serious, but funny. Tough, but so tender.” And while he makes it clear that the pup is his baby and he loves and adores her, it is the very simple hashtag that ends the tweet that reminds us all that the entire point of all these stories is to act as a reminder that we should try to adopt when we can.
Any time we can read a story like this, we are happy to see a rescue pup getting a new lease on life. We commend anyone willing to rescue a pup, especially when you know that they have had a rough life before you came along. “Adopt, don’t shop” is more than just a campaign, it is a reminder that there are a lot of dogs looking for their forever homes waiting in shelters and rescues.