YouTube's Favorite Pianist and Singer-Songwriter Stars in New PETA U.S. Ad in Advance of Show Finale
Manila — She's charming audiences and the judges alike on The Voice, and now Christina Grimmie, a YouTube sensation and current top three finalist on season six of the hit series, which can be seen on both AXN and Studio 23, is the star of a brand-new print ad campaign for peta2, PETA U.S.' youth division, that costars her adopted dog, Chloe, and proclaims, "Adopted Dogs Are Awesome!" The ad, which is available for download here, goes on to encourage, "Save a Life by Adopting From Your Local Animal Shelter. Never Buy Animals From Pet Stores or Breeders."
The With Love chanteuse also sat down for an exclusive video interview in which she shares Chloe's story and stresses why adoption is so important. "I love my dog so much, and she's like my best friend," Grimmie says. "I feel like when you adopt an animal, it's kind of like you're saving them. … I would so much rather rescue a dog than just buy one."
Not all animals are as lucky as Chloe was: Thousands of lost, abandoned, or unwanted dogs and cats enter municipal and provincial shelters, and many of them must be euthanized because there aren't enough good homes. Every dog or cat purchased from a pet store or breeder takes a home away from an adoptable animal—meaning that one more animal in a shelter will die.
Grimmie also addresses how essential it is to be sure that you can take care of your new best friend before you decide to adopt. "It's very important to love your animal, feed your animal, but if you don't have that time and responsibility to do so, then I wouldn't get one," she says. "You just gotta know what you're about to handle."