Mike White (director of School of Rock and The Good Girl among others), made a cute film with Molly Shannon back in 2007 called Year of the Dog. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a sweet comedy about a woman who kinda goes off the deep end after her dog Pencil dies. It starts when she adopts another dog in need, then spins out of control as she rescues every animal she can get her hands on.
Mike thanks me in the credits of Year of the Dog, because part of the plot was inspired by the story I told him about the time I went to the Lacy Street shelter in downtown LA and came home with eleven dogs who were scheduled to be euthanized that day. You can read the whole story of that day in the blog I wrote about it here. Lacy is my last dog standing. Anywho, if you haven’t seen Year of the Dog, check it out on Netflix!