Amanda Seyfried’s ‘Blind Date’ with a shelter dog ends with so many smiles

No matter who you are, there are so many ways you can help foster dogs in your hometown. Volunteering at an animal shelter is a classic and helpful way to give back, but you can also donate a number of different pet supplies to rescues and shelters in need. If you have more time and effort to spare, you can even consider adopting a dog!

For celebrities and influential people like actress Amanda Seyfried, they have the power to help even more than you or me. In addition to having enough money to donate to reputable causes, animal-loving celebrities can encourage people to listen when they talk about important issues.

On May 24, Amanda Seyfried teamed up with The Dodo and Muddy Paws Rescue in New York for a new episode of “Dodo Dream Date.” During her blind date with a shelter dog, Amanda might have fallen in love!

OMG! Ethel is such a sweetheart, and so is Amanda. These two seem equally excited to see each other and take in the moment, and the way Amanda follows the shelter dog’s lead shows how much she cares about the pup’s well-being. She made sure not to rush into it, and it made a world of difference!

Related: Celebrities Dedicated to Advocating for Animal Adoption

“Anyone who loves dogs so much is a wonderful person,” said commenter @mindyleighroseward. You’re right! Amanda comes across as outgoing and friendly in interviews and behind-the-scenes videos, but the way someone interacts with an animal simply can’t be imitated. Not everyone can put a rescue dog at ease so quickly, but 10-year-old Ethel learned to trust her almost immediately.

And the trust went both ways! Amanda beamed when she met her precious blind date, and I don’t blame her one bit. The Pit Bull’s erect ears are irresistible, and the way she rested her head on the windowsill of the playhouse is oh-so memorable.

The Reality of Adopting a Dog

Although Amanda and Ethel’s blind date went pretty much perfectly, not all introductions to adoptable dogs go so smoothly. After all, it can take some time for a rescue dog to learn to feel safe around new people, and it’s nothing you should take personally.

In general, adopters should remember the 3-3-3 rule when bringing home a new canine friend. It can take up to three days for a dog to feel safe in a new home, and he may not get the hang of routines and expectations for about three weeks. But by the time the dog is three months old, he should feel at home in his new home.

Although Ethel was not adopted by Amanda, she was adopted by someone her rescuer chose for her. Needless to say, this is probably the only time in her life where she will meet Amanda Seyfried!

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