Dog that looks ‘just like’ Paul Rudd is adopted from Tennessee shelter
A dog up for adoption in Tennessee has found a permanent home after its shelter pointed out his resemblance to Paul Rudd, and called on the actor to adopt him.
The Collierville Animal Shelter in Tennessee made a public appeal last week that the Australian Shepard mix be adopted by the actor himself after claiming the two looked alike.
Instead, the two-year-old 65-pound dog, originally called Waffle House but now nicknamed Pawl Ruff, caught the attention of somebody local who successfully adopted it on Monday.
According to an official notice from the town, the resident who ended up adopting Ruff had her eyes on him before he became famous, but the national attention forced her to act fast.
An Australian Shepard mix nicknamed Pawl Ruff has been adopted after rising to fame last week amid claims he looks like the actor Paul Rudd. He is pictured here in his new home
In a tweet asking for Paul Rudd to adopt the dog himself the town shared a collage images comparing the appearance of the actor to the dog
The town of Collierville broke the news on Monday that the dog had eventually been adopted
‘The story blew up and I was worried someone would come get my dog!’ said Jennifer Roy. ‘I had been looking for a dog and was following different shelters in the area. When I saw him, I thought “that’s my dog.”‘
After viewing the dog at the shelter over the weekend Roy officially adopted it on Monday.
She said that she had wanted an Australian Shepard for a while and after bringing him home had given him yet another name: Rowdy. ‘He isn’t very rowdy all, but he seems to like the name,’ she said.
The dog’s Petfinder page has been updated to show his new status.
The dog’s rise to fame was triggered last week when the town tweeted that it wanted Paul Rudd to become its new parent, though he nor his publicists ever responded.
‘While making love connections between pets and people today, we discovered one of our dogs is meant to be with Paul Rudd. We have nicknamed him Pawl Ruff,’ the Town of Collierville shared in a Twitter post to the actor.
‘Paul doesn’t have a Twitter handle, but @AntMan does. And honestly, what is more heroic than adopting a shelter pet?’ the post added.
Attached to the tweet was a collage of the dog and his supposed celebrity lookalike.
According to the adoption listing, Pawl Ruff is ‘independent, affectionate, and quiet.’
‘Like Mr. Rudd, I’m a gentle, easy-going fella, the kind of guy you want to be your neighbor, best friend, or life long companion.’
The dog was said by the shelter in an original listing to be well behaved and cooperative on its leash
Neither Paul Rudd nor his publicists responded to requests from the Tennessee town that the actor adopt the dog
Ruff is a two-year-old 65-pund dog, originally called Waffle House
The dog was brought into the shelter in January, according to Manager Brandon Wallace
‘Like Mr. Rudd, I’m a gentle, easy-going fella, the kind of guy you want to be your neighbor, best friend, or life long companion,’ the dog’s adoption listing reads
‘Maybe I really am the canine version of Paul!’ it added.
The organization emphasized that Ruff walks well on his leash, is potty-trained, does well with bath time and loves playing with other dogs.
The dog was brought into the shelter in January, according to Manager Brandon Wallace who spoke with CommercialAppeal.com.
‘Waffle House has shown he can be quite the goofball, but also extremely charming, which does describe many of the characters Paul Rudd’s portrayed,’ he said.