Parks and Recreation’s Aziz Ansari Promotes Pet Adoption

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Cast members who shared screen time on the hit NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation for seven seasons have been sharing their love for dogs who need pet parents in a series of adoption-themed webisodes on Amy Poehler’s website, Smart Girls.

Like his former co-stars Aubrey Plaza and Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari is now speaking out for homeless animals by providing the voice of Buddy, a little dog in The Big Apple who is looking for a human pal. A fun-loving foodie, the 10-month-old Maltese is a tail-wagger whose ‘tude hides his tender heart.

Buddy is the latest adorable adoptable to be highlighted inĀ Heavy Petting. The web series, which also includes adoptable dog dating app-style videos featuring the voices of The Mindy Project‘s Ike Barinholtz and Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney, was created through a partnership between Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls website, the ASPCA and animal shelters from coast to coast. Along with promoting pet adoption, Heavy Petting also shines a spotlight on fostering and volunteering.

To take a pledge to make pet adoption your first option:

Photo Credit: Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

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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.