Actor and Dog Dad Dave Bautista Has a Message for You!
This year, we’ve had the honor of collaborating with acclaimed actor, animal lover and pet parent Dave Bautista to raise awareness and encourage support for rescued animals in honor of GivingTuesday and our continued efforts for vulnerable animals throughout the holiday season.
“My dogs are my happy place, and I don’t say that lightly. I mean it with every bit of my heart,” says Dave when asked about his pets’ impact on his life.
Dave, whose passions both personally and professionally have led him from a career in wrestling to acting in major blockbusters as a galactic superhero, is a well-known dog-lover and animal advocate who proudly voices his support for pet adoption and animal protection. Dave is the proud dad of four adopted pit bulls—Ollie, Maggie, Penny and Talulah—and is a consistent champion for the breed, adopting his first two dogs five years ago.
“I want to give a shout-out and a thank you to everyone who continues to give to animals in need,” says Dave. “I’ve been giving to the ASPCA for 10 years, and the reason is simple—they help animals.”
His passion for his pets and his compassion for all animals in need make Dave an ideal partner to help us encourage animal lovers everywhere to get involved in helping rescued animals through adoption, donations or volunteering your time.
“My first rescue dogs were Ollie and Maggie, and I’ve had them for about five years. I adopted them, and after becoming so connected with them, I started to be more aware of how many dogs are just waiting for someone to give them good, loving homes,” said Dave Bautista. “You get so much in return when you adopt a pet, and I’m going to preach for adoption for the rest of my life. Every second chance for these animals starts with someone like you, or me.”
This GivingTuesday and throughout the rest of the year, we’re calling for support of the thousands of animals across the country who need meals, shelter, and care before their happily ever after becomes reality. Every rescued animal’s journey starts with the support of compassionate animal lovers.
If you haven’t already given this holiday season, visit ASPCA.org/BeforeYou for more information on how to help animals in need.