Famous Pups: ASPCA Adoptable Dogs Shine on the Today Show

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:30am
Three adoptable ASPCA dogs featured on the Today Show

Lights, camera, action! If you watched NBC’s Today Show this morning, you probably saw a segment featuring three newly famous ASPCA adoptable dogs: Wishbone, Nautica and Bam Bam.

These adorable pups made their TV debut for a segment with hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda, and taste-tested homemade dog meals from veterinarian and talk-show host Dr. Katy Nelson. They were joined by U.S. slopestyle ski competitors Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy, Nick Goepper—recent gold, silver and bronze medalists, respectively.

All three dogs are at our New York City Adoption Center waiting to find their forever homes. If you’re in the New York City-area and are interested in adding a furry friend to your family, view our adoptable dog profiles here!

Not in New York City? Check out our shelter database to find adoptable animals near you

Famous Pups: ASPCA Adoptable Dogs Shine on the Today Show

Update 2/24: Great news—Nautica and Bam Bam have been adopted! Wishbone is still available at our New York City Adoption Center.

Olympians holding three ASPCA adoptable dogs

Olympian holding ASPCA adoptable dog

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Jean Beverett

love it!


How they were able to get the pups here so quickly? I thought animals coming into the US had to be quarantined for a period of time.

ASPCA Moderator

Hi Joan! The dogs featured on the show are dogs available at our adoption center, not the ones adopted by Gus.

Susie in KY

Please post more pics and the details behind the Olympian adoptions, what a great challenge to all Americans to adopt!

Jennifer English

How can people help and get more dogs placed?


Let's ask some of the humane organizations to go to Sochi and start a spay/neuter program to stop the proliferation of homeless animals.


A huge thank you to Gus and all of the other Olympians that are bringing home these beautiful souls. I hope that everyone appreciates what they have done. Glad to see that Nautica already has a new home and I am sure that Bam Bam and Wishbone will be adopted very soon.


Please keep us updated to know if these dogs get a forever home. I recently adopted a dog from the pound in September, and it has been the most amazing and rewarding experience of my life. Words can't describe how much happiness dogs bring into your life.


There was actually an NBC tech who originally was taking care of the pups. Who wanted to adopt them. Now this guy won't even let him have one. The 'perks' of celebrity.


Truly a wonderful and effective PR tactic to stir the soul and pet adoptions. Kudos to the network, the ASPCA and those wonderful American medalists!