Sam Elliott Promotes Adopt, Don’t Shop Campaign

Film fans and television viewers know him for his portrayal of cowboys and tough guys, but when the camera stops rolling actor Sam Elliott steps into his real life role of a devoted parent to multiple rescue pets.

Posing for famed photographer Christopher Ameruoso with his canine companion Dion, Elliott– who has starred in such hits as Tombstone, The Big Lobowski and Roadhouse— is the latest high-profile pal to all with paws to promote Last Chance for Animals’ ‘Adopt, Don’t Shop’ campaign. Previous personalities who have shown their support for the paws cause include The Real Housewives of Miami‘s Joanna KrupaMike Wolfe from the History Channel series American Pickers and Valerie Azlynn from the TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son.

Founded in 1984 by Chris DeRose, Last Chance for Animals (LCA) shines a spotlight on a wide range of animal rights issues, including pet theft, the fight to end the fur trade and the plight of puppy mills dogs.

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Photo Credit: Christopher Ameruoso/Last Chance for Animals

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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.