Tennessee Animal Shelter Calls on Paul Rudd to Adopt Look-alike Dog Named ‘Pawl Ruff’


The Collierville Animal Shelter in Tennessee is hoping that actor Paul Rudd, 53, will consider adopting a dog that bears an uncanny resemblance to him.

Dubbed Pawl Ruff by the shelter staff, the Australian Shepherd mix has been described as “a gentle, easy-going fella, the kind of guy you want to be your neighbor, best friend, or lifelong companion.”

In an online plea, the Town of Collierville tweeted, “While making love connections between pets and people today, we discovered one of our dogs is meant to be with Paul Rudd.” They added, “Paul doesn’t have a Twitter handle, but @AntMan does. And honestly, what is more heroic than adopting a shelter pet?”

Shelter Manager Brandon Wallace told CommercialAppeal.com that Pawl Ruff arrived at the shelter on Jan. 28 and quickly made an impression on staff and volunteers.

Wallace said, “Everyone here thought it was hilarious and rather fitting.” He also noted that the dog enjoys Milk-Bone and Bully Sticks treats.

The shelter reports that Pawl Ruff is well-behaved and loves playing with other dogs.

According to the shelter, he is also leash-trained, potty-trained, and does well during bath time. Since Pawl Ruff was posted on the organization’s website earlier this month, the shelter has received more than seven adoption applications but none of them were from Rudd himself.

The shelter hopes that Rudd, who stars in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, will see their plea and consider adopting the dog.

“Maybe I really am the canine version of Paul!” the shelter joked.

Anyone interested in adopting Pawl Ruff can fill out an application on the Town of Collierville’s website and email it to casinfo@colliervilletn.gov.

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