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Full House Star Dave Coulier Adopts a Rescue Dog

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Dave Coulier and Shorty

For eight seasons Dave Coulier tickled the funny bones of television viewers on the hit family-friendly series Full House, and now the comedic actor who starred as Uncle Joey has touched the hearts of his doggedly devoted fans thanks to his new role as a doting Dad to Shorty, a senior Pit Bull/Basset Hound.

The star first met his new barking buddy in May 2013 at the Best Friends Animal Society Super Adoption in Salt Lake City, Utah, when he personally choose to step on stage with the eight-year-old canine for his adoption segment.  The actor quickly formed a friendship with Shorty, but with a 14-year-old Lab named Ranger waiting for him at home, Coulier reluctantly decided against adopting a second dog that day. When Shorty was adopted during the event Coulier assumed that was the end of the story.

Flash forward eight months, when the star of the recent Dannon Oikos Super Bowl commercial received a text from Best Friends Animal Society stating that Shorty had been returned and was once again hoping to find a forever pet parent to love. Putting the wheels in motion to make Shorty a member of their family, Coulier and his wife Melissa contacted the Community Animal Welfare Society, which was fostering Shorty through a volunteer. Arrangements were made to fly the dog from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles via Best Friends’ Pup My Ride transport program, and today Shorty (who became fast friends with Ranger) is now part of the Couliers’ Full House.

“Shorty is now a member of our family and the happiest pup in the world. He greets us in the morning and throughout the day with his tail wagging and a smile in his eyes. It’s so rewarding to know that this guy will have a happy home for the rest of his life. Thank you, Best Friends Animal Society and Community Animal Welfare Society. This has been an incredible journey,” Coulier said.

Helping to reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from 17 million per year to about 4 million, Best Friends Animal Society Best operates the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. For more information regarding the organization’s mission to Save Them All®:

Photo Credit: Best Friends Animal Society

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About Grace Sydney

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

  • Jessica Sala

    Nice story :)