Dan + Shay (and their furry family members) are featured in a new video from Petco, encouraging pet adoption.
“We’re obsessed with dogs,” Dan Smyers says in the video. “Being away from home and missing your family, it’s difficult sometimes, but you walk off stage, and those dogs are wagging their tails, so happy to see you, jumping up, giving you kisses. It makes everything better. We wouldn’t trade it for the world.”
“Joy was actually our first rescue dog,” he continues. “She had a rough start. She was found in a shed with her whole litter. Now she’s got some good confidence.
“Chief happened to come into our lives at Petco. Petco runs adoption days every Saturday morning, and Abby, my wife, texts me this picture of this little white dog with spots, big ears and he was super-nervous. He completely tricked us! Because as soon as he got home, he was the biggest personality, like he’s a little ham, he’s a lover, he just wants all your attention.”
“It’s nice having the dogs out on the road,” adds his bandmate Shay Mooney. “It kinda makes it a little bit more at home for all of us. I feel like, our band and crew, that’s our family out on the road, and the dogs are just a part of that.”
“We’re both obviously big-time dog people. If you’re thinking of getting a new pet, we always preach adoption. It’s just the best. There’s nothing like the love of an adopted or rescue dog,” asserts Dan.
“It brings so much joy to your life. It’s completely life-changing,” admits Shay.
This Saturday and Sunday (July 1st and 2nd), Petco will host a special Be a Lifesaver Adoption Weekend in Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores across the country. For more information about local adoption events, visit www.petco.com/adoptions.