Slick PR move of the day

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres is in the doghouse with a pet rescue agency after giving a pooch away to her hairdresser because it didn’t get along with her cats.

The talk show hostess and her partner Portia de Rossi adopted Iggy, a Brussels Griffon mix, on Sept. 20. But when things didn’t work out, DeGeneres gave the dog to her hairdresser.

In doing so, DeGeneres violated an agreement with the Mutts and Moms dog rescue agency by not informing them of the handoff.

When the agency called DeGeneres to ask about Iggy, she said she found another home for the dog. The agency sent a representative to the hairdresser’s home Sunday and took the dog away.

DeGeneres went public about the situation Monday while taping an episode of her show to air Tuesday. She admitted she didn’t read all the paperwork involving the adoption.

Let me get this straight: Mutts and Moms, and organization I hadn’t heard of until now, gets their first piece of celebrity related press, and it’s for taking a dog away from a hairdresser with two young daughters? Over a violation of paperwork?

When they say any press is good press, it should be well known that there are a few important caveats:

1. Anything involving NAMBLA
2. Anything involving OJ Simpson
3. Anything involving taking pets from little kids

Mutts for Moms webpage has apparently crashed, due to its website experiencing an undefinable (i.e., you can’t divide by zero) increasing in traffic.

Click here to read more. C’mon, would you have the heart to take a dog away from this couple, or, uh, um…their hairdresser?


1 Comment

  1. What a mess. The purpose of rescuing a pet and adopting it is to find it a loving home. Ellen claims to have done so but the agency was quick to snatch Iggy back. The agency should have been a bit more patient. I just hope Iggy finds a great home. He’s so adorable and is a celebrity pooch now.

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