Shelter dog now living a luxurious life after Broadway debut
Posted on March 2, 2010 under Industry News
One shelter dog was given the role of a lifetime after being cast in Broadway’s revival of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
When Fred was found wandering the streets of the South Bronx as a puppy, he was taken to an ASPCA city shelter, according to the New York Daily News.
Animal agent Bill Berloni, who is renowned for training stray dogs for productions for more than 30 years, took notice of the mutt and decided to put him up against more than 70 other canines for a role in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Fred got the part.
"It’s definitely something of a freak of nature that he was to end up in a Broadway show," Berloni told the news provider. "But he was friendly, intelligent, cute as hell – you look at him and smile."
Fred is now owned by author Chris Grabenstein, and receives the best pet care imaginable on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
If you’re looking for a new furry friend, a shelter could be a great place to find that special pet.