Shelter Dog to Play Lead Role in "Lady and the Tramp" Remake

From shelter cage to red carpet, this rescue pup's story is inspiring others to adopt a pet.

It looks like a real "wags-to-riches" story has come to life for shelter dog Monte who was chosen to play the lead role in the upcoming live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp.

(Source: @GoodfriendC )

The two-year-old terrier mix was transferred to California from HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix when trainers selected him for the role. The staff at HALO were more than excited that Monte was chosen for the film.

"In 25 years of HALO helping animals live on, we haven't had a movie star," Erin Denmark, Outreach Manager of the shelter, told FOX-8 . "So we're getting goosebumps constantly when we hear the phone ring and wanting to hear more about Monte and his life in Hollywood."

(Source: HALO Animal Rescue )

As if that wasn't enough of a happy ending, one of the trainers on the film crew has adopted Monte and will take him home to live with his family.

Many other shelter dogs are in the soon-to-be released Disney film and according to D23 , Disney's official fan club, all of the rescue dogs found forever homes after they finished shooting.

HALO Animal Rescue has been using Monte's newfound fame to promote animal adoption and encourage others to rescue a pet from their shelter.

(Source: HALO Animal Rescue )

Lady and the Tramp is set to premiere on the Disney+ streaming service in November.

Looking to add your own furry family member? Try the ASPCA database to search for adoptable animals in your area.

Or, you can find the animal shelter nearest you by using the Petfinder online search tool.

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