Local puppy makes Oscars appearance, finds home with Travolta family
It was an adoption fairy tale straight out of Hollywood.
A dog from a Thousand Oaks adoption facility was showcased on phase for the duration of the Academy Awards demonstrate Sunday evening whilst Jamie Lee Curtis paid tribute to Betty White, the animal-loving actress who died in December.
Not very long after, the pet named Mac & Cheese located a residence. Actor John Travolta adopted the puppy dog for his son Ben on Monday.
“It was rather awesome,” said Chad Atkins, co-founder and executive director of Paw Will work, with headquarters in Camarillo and an adoption facility in Thousand Oaks. Paw Will work was founded in January 2014 to carry the no-destroy philosophy to Ventura County, Atkins claimed.
Atkins claimed Mac & Cheese is probable a Chihuahua, terrier and Pomeranian combine.
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“Mac & Cheese was super sweet, tremendous outgoing,” explained Atkins, a Ventura resident, of the 12-week-outdated puppy dog. “Even with all individuals lights and the singing and almost everything, even however she was a little nervous at instances, she seriously just form of melted into Jamie’s arms.”
Paw Operates rescued Mac & Cheese, also recognised as MacNCheese, after the dog’s mom and siblings from a earlier litter were being remaining at a nearby shelter in a box. They had been taken to the Camarillo rescue facility and received medical interest from the Paw Works Veterinary Clinic in Thousand Oaks. They grew to become available for adoption at the Paw Works Adoption Center & Boutique in Thousand Oaks.
In an Instagram information posted Monday night time, Travolta wrote: “Ben adopted this puppy from very last nights Oscar tribute to Betty White. Thank you @curtisleejamie & @pawworks”
On social media, Curtis talked about her expertise connecting Travolta to the puppy dog.
“Although I beloved connecting with previous buddies like my Fantastic mate @johntravolta I also designed new close friends like Chad Atkins who is the founder and executive director of @pawworks where the sweet, gorgeous small rescue pup I brought with me to make the OSCAR tribute to Betty White arrived from,” Curtis wrote. “Chad and his crew were amazing companions and I chosen mac & cheese from a massive team of photographs of little rescue pups that they have on their website.”
Atkins said the problem arrived together pretty quickly. He claimed he was contacted by the Guin Solomon-operate output company, Fantastic Doggy Animals, on Wednesday.
“Unbeknownst to them, the presenter, which was Jamie Lee Curtis, actually preferred to emphasize rescue,” Atkins said. “So she generally ixnayed the doggy they had chosen and reported we genuinely need to have to have a rescue canine.”
Solomon identified as Atkins asking if he had any rescue puppies that were 12 months outdated.
“Alright, give me 50 % an hour and I am going to send you what pics I have,” Atkins said.
By Thursday afternoon, he sent them all the needed paperwork including vaccine stories and photographs.
“On Saturday early morning, I necessary to get analyzed to get my certification for credentials and we did a rehearsal with Jamie Lee Curtis that day,” Atkins mentioned.
He said he was capable to meet up with Travolta backstage following Curtis’ presentation. Travolta used about 20-30 minutes with Mac & Cheese and his supervisor asked for far more info.
“These style of events, I usually keep my breath somebody will adopt,” Atkins said. “But I don’t anticipate it.”
All-around 2 p.m. Monday, Atkins heard again from Travolta’s manager who explained the actor wanted to communicate with him.
“So John Travolta — JT as he calls himself on the phone — asked me some questions about her, what supplies he would need if he would undertake and generally if I could arrive at the Van Nuys airport by 4:30 p.m. prior to he flew household,” Atkins explained.
In two hrs, he was ready to meet up with up and present Mac & Cheese to Travolta and his son. Atkins also shot a image of Travolta, Ben and their new pet.
His shot of the trio soon manufactured its way to Instagram, where Mac & Cheese ongoing to make a buzz: The article drew additional than 290,000 likes and 8,300 comments as of midday Wednesday.
Wes Woods II covers West County for the Ventura County Star. Access him at firstname.lastname@example.org, 805-437-