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Kristen Bell Stars in Rescue Waggin': Tales from the Road

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BellHer voice brought the character of Princess Anna to life in the contemporary animal classic Frozen, and now actress Kristen Bell is speaking out for a paws cause to explain how the true love of a shelter pet can melt your heart.

Co-starring with Lola and Mister Shakes, the rescued canine companions who have played vital roles in Bell’s life for the past eight years, the actress’s appearances is an introduction to episode one of PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin': Tales from the Road.

Narrated by actor Josh Duhamel (whose production company, Dakotakid Media, has helped to launch the web series) the episode shines a spotlight on dogs from Carthage Humane Society as they embark on a journey to find their forever homes.

Along with Kristen Bell, several Spot-loving celebrities, including Adam Shankman, Poison frontman Bret Michaels and Josh Duhamel, will also make appearances with pups over the course of the eight webisodes. However, the true stars of Rescue Waggin': Tales from the Road are the compassionate individuals who care for the traveling canines on each leg of their road trip as the Rescue Waggin’ vehicles trek up to 3,000 miles each week.

“The Rescue Waggin’ program is an extension of our adoption program and unites animal shelters from across the country in an effort to avoid euthanizing healthy, adoptable dogs,” said Jan Wilkins, executive director of PetSmart Charities, Inc. “We are excited to show the world how our Rescue Waggin’ program gives thousands of beautiful dogs and puppies a second chance at life.”

Sponsored by Blue Buffalo™ and Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ program has saved the lives of more than 70,000 homeless dogs ands puppies since its start in 2004.

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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.