- Buddy the Golden Retriever from the Air Bud movies also played the role of Comet in Full House.
- Marley from Marley and Me was played by 18 different dogs.
- A border collie named Pal was the first dog who played the role of Lassie, and his descendants followed suit in the later versions of the movies and on TV.
Wishful thinking that. The reality remains that cute as our pets may be, not all of them are cut out for the sheer hard work that is show business. The endless hours spent in the studio or at inhospitable outdoor locations, harsh lighting on the sets, or physically taxing work routines can take a toll on your beloved furry mate.
Therefore, before we get into the nitty-gritty, here's a piece of sound advice―please be a humane owner, and do not look at this as an opportunity to earn money. Enter your pet into showbiz only if he/she happens to enjoy it. As a pet parent, you are in the best position to understand if your dog is feeling fatigued, stressed, or is simply not in the mood to perform for the camera. Forcing your dog to perform will result in disastrous consequences, both for you and the production as well, since unhappy dogs can become aggressive in no time. And of course, more importantly, it's hardly fair to your pet.
With that safely behind us, let's get down to business.
Enter your pet into local competitions to get an estimate of its willingness and ability to enter the glam world. There are several beauty pageants, calendar contests, pet fairs, and dog shows that allow your pet to exhibit her talents. Plus, you also get a fair idea about where your pet stands, and its chances at 'making it'. Talent scouts tend to visit such shows at times, and there are fair chances of being discovered at such events.