Little Ari is famous!
Ari the dog was patiently awaiting her "forever home" at the Go Dog Safe Paws shelter in Los Angeles when someone spotted the similarity between her and a certain famous celebrity. The next thing she knew, she was internet famous as "The dog who looks like Steve Buscemi."
This puggle (a pug/beagle mix) is approximately nine months old, and was saved by Go Dog Safe Paws from a high-kill Los Angeles County animal shelter. But the media attention has been a "mixed blessing" for the shelter, which has received a flood of adoption requests.
The problem is that the shelter now has to sift through thousands of requests for Ari's adoption. Which is not only a strain on resources, but it does a disservice to all the other adoptable dogs at the shelter. No one wants those dogs - they only want to adopt Ari.
The same situation happens whenever an adoptable animal makes the news. Go Dog Safe Paws is asking that if people want to help Ari, they please adopt another animal from a shelter in Ari's name.