True Blood Star Kristin Bauer Helps Dogs Find Homes

Two barking buddies who hope to nab starring roles in someone’s life got the chance to lap up the limelight on the set of Access Hollywood recently, thank in part to Kristin Bauer van Straten.

The True Blood star may portray an immoral immortal in the hit HBO series, but in real life the actress is a warm-hearted animal advocate who, as she reveals on her official website, believes in “Nature getting to live as nature intended, and that means 4 and 2 leggeds, trees, oceans…life getting to BE life.”

A luminary linked with a large number of animal organizations, the star helped to shine a spotlight on Best Friends Animal Society during her June 24, 2011 appearance on the syndicated entertainment news show.

Having adopted one of her two canine companions at a Best Friends Animal Society’s super adoption event three years ago, Kristin Bauer van Straten strives to find forever families for two of Best Friends’ Pittie mix pals, Cash and Chuckles, in the following clip:

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Proving that 15 (or, in this case five) minutes of fame on TV can lead to a forever home, little Mimi– a chihuahua/pug mix from The Amanda Foundation whose charm during her  appearance on Access Hollywood with Dancing with the Stars contestant Chelsea Kane won over co-host Billy Bush– played with her high-profile Poppa on the set as they awaited the arrival of Kristen Bauer van Straten:

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.