Zachary Quinto Raises Money for Shelters by Turning Adoption Story into Film

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Zachary Quinto with his dog, Noah


When Zachary Quinto set out to adopt a dog from a shelter, he had no idea how challenging it could be.  He thought he would just have to go in, prove his dedication, fill out some paperwork, pay the adoption fee and bring home his new family member.  What happened ended up being a bit more complicated.

“This story is very close to all of us, as we have all rescued or fostered dogs over the years,” Quinto said about his short in a statement.  “The story of the film is an exaggerated account of how I eventually found my rescue dog Noah, but it still reflects a bit of the reality I faced when I was looking to adopt a shelter dog.”

Quinto, who stars in American Horror Story, Star Trek and Heroes, found his story entertaining enough to turn into a short film.  A kickstarter campaign raised over $30,000 for the film’s budget and to donate to Los Angeles dog shelters.

“Our goal was to make an entertaining short film inspired by my outlandishly humorous — but true — experience of trying to adopt a dog for the first time,” Quinto said.  “But we also want to raise awareness about pet rescues and inspire people to rescue their new pet instead of buying one.  There are so many beautiful dogs that need homes … the heart of this story is how much joy — and humor — can exist in trying to find the right match.”

Please be advised, there are a few f-bombs dropped in this film.

6 thoughts on “Zachary Quinto Raises Money for Shelters by Turning Adoption Story into Film”

  1. I volunteer with a Michigan Dog Rescue.
    This is inspiring to get a shelter dog.
    They are the best!! And they sure need a second chance.
    Thank you for doing this Video.
    Happy ending for Risso. I hope Judth is as happy.

  2. So true! Our dog wasn’t even our first choice, but it happened for a reason. Wouldn’t trade her for the world!

  3. Thank you for your generous spirit and for being an advocate for animals. We have a shelter dog and she has been one of the best things that has happened to us. 🙂

  4. I have 4 rescues from the south, all of which accomplished by email and Facebook. Also a cat–same way, and a Yorkie from a backyard breeder. Reading your story I have been really, really lucky!


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