Ricky Gervais agrees to help fan get a dog but only if it’s a rescue

When a fan asked famous comedian Ricky Gervais over Twitter with some help getting a dog Gervais agreed but on one condition, only if the fan agreed to get a rescue dog.

A fan of Gervais and his new television series Derek tweeted Gervais stating, “Having watched #Derek my parents agreed if you retweet this they will buy my sister a dog & let you name it!” Gervais helped the fan out by retweeting but added, “a rescue dog tho” to the end of it.

Gervais went on to tweet several more times about the importance of rescuing dogs. “How can anyone abandon a beautifully loyal dog…It makes me so sad & angry.” He has been a long time animal advocate most recently working with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) with their Collars Not Cruelty campaign to protect dogs from both cruelty and rabies.

Gervais, who has over four million followers on twitter, encouraged his fans to help animal shelters even if they can’t adopt. “Pop into an animal rescue centre today. Even if you have no intention of taking a little critter home, get a free cuddle & donate a fiver.”


  1. Anonymous says on  02/04/2013 at 11:36 pm

    How awesome is he. I adore Ricky.

  2. Anonymous says on  02/05/2013 at 3:48 am

    Fantastic. If only everyone thought like this.

  3. Anonymous says on  02/05/2013 at 4:54 am

    Brilliant, go Ricky!

  4. Anonymous says on  02/05/2013 at 11:06 am

    Cool cheese nipples

  5. Anonymous says on  02/05/2013 at 11:19 am

    I think he should name the dog Bucky Guntz. One of Ricky Gervais’s favorite names!

  6. DieselMom says on  02/05/2013 at 2:03 pm

    Always been a fan, now I love this guy even more!

  7. Anonymous says on  02/05/2013 at 4:21 pm

    Awwww Ricky really is the funniest, most amazing guy.

  8. Cat Whispurrer says on  02/08/2013 at 7:41 am

    Wooooooof Hoooooo!!!

  9. Anonymous says on  02/08/2013 at 9:06 am

    in response to Csh Threenorns

    the pictures of Tou Chih-kang, who documents dogs in Korea just before they are put down would break your heart -.

  10. dmamatoo says on  02/09/2013 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you Ricky…

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