Jimmy Buffett’s Heartwarming New 'Like My Dog' Video Celebrates Love for Animals and Promotes Pet AdoptionMusic video collaboration with the ASPCA encourages the public to help find loving homes for animals in need this holiday season
Today, Jimmy Buffett unleashes a playful video for his tail-wagging tune, “Like My Dog.” In true Jimmy fashion, the smile-inducing video encourages his fans to get in on the fun. It features never-before-seen footage from Jimmy, as well as videos hashtagged #likemydog and posted on social media by his fans of them dancing, dressing up, driving, and spending time with their furry friends at home, on the water, and everywhere in between.
The video was created in collaboration with the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to encourage pet adoption from animal shelters and rescue organizations across the country.
“The dedication and humanity Jimmy Buffett put into his music crossed over into his love for animals, especially pets and wildlife,” said Matt Bershadker, ASPCA President & CEO. “This collaboration honors Jimmy’s legacy and animal advocacy and reflects our shared commitment to help vulnerable dogs find safe and loving homes.”
Written by Scotty Emerick and Harley Allen, Jimmy recorded “Like My Dog” as an ode to his favorite furry friends. The track was included on his final album, Equal Strain On All Parts (Mailboat Records, distributed by Sun Records), which was released on November 3rd.
Equal Strain On All Parts (which was co-produced by Jimmy’s longtime collaborators Michael Utley and Mac McAnally) has been met with rave reviews from critics and fans alike. The 14-track record debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Chart, landed at #1 on the Rock & Americana chart and #2 on the Country & Independent chart.
On the heels of the release of his wildly successful album, the late singer was honored with a star-studded tribute at the CMA Awards in early November. Country music superstars Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, and the Zac Brown Band came together with McAnally for an emotional medley performance of some of Jimmy’s greatest hits. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade also featured a tribute to Jimmy, with the Macy’s Great American Marching Band performing a rendition of “Cheeseburger in Paradise.”
For his fans, Jimmy’s final album is the gift that keeps on giving. In a fitting tribute to the singer’s everlasting ethos, the “Like My Dog” video encapsulates his lifelong mantra of finding happiness in the simple things, spreading love, joy, and his unwavering commitment to “keep the party going.”
The new video for “Like My Dog” was showcased on TODAY and can also be viewed on Jimmy Buffett’s YouTube channel. The public can visit aspca.org/adopt to learn more about pet adoption from the ASPCA or to find a local animal shelter in their area.
About Jimmy Buffett
For over five decades, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett has whisked audiences away on tropical odysseys with his parables of paradise. The faces and places from his lifelong journey along the road less traveled have offered sage life lessons, wry wit, and escapist pleasures for his devoted fan base.
Jimmy Buffett was a legendary musician, songwriter, best-selling author, actor, and businessman. He recorded over 50 albums, with most going gold, platinum or multi-platinum. Performing with the Coral Reefer Band, his sold-out concert tours were an annual rite of summer for his legions of fans, affectionately known as Parrot Heads. Buffett was one of only nine authors in the history of the New York Times Bestseller List to reach #1 on both the fiction and non-fiction lists and musically he received two Grammy nominations and numerous Country Music Association awards. Jimmy’s all-time classic, “Margaritaville,” is in the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Library of Congress, marking its impact on American culture, and was the inspiration behind the global lifestyle brand by the same name.
About Sun Records
Established in 1952 by Sam Phillips, Sun Records is the home of music legends including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Linda Martell, Jeannie C Riley, The Dixie Cups, Howlin’ Wolf, Rosco Gordon, and many more. Inherent in the music of Sun is a vibrancy that has reached across race, age, and gender boundaries. This year, Sun Records celebrates the diversity and vision of the talent that has helped shape American popular culture for 70 years.