The View: Bernadette Peters Broadway Barks
Bernadette Peters always travels with some of the most adorable dogs, and she came on the show today to talk about her dogs and put one of them up for adoption—the two-month old Staffordshire Terrier Franklin Bernadette Peters.
Though the puppy’s atmospheric level of cute may have convinced many they already wanted the pup, Bernadette was quick to remind the audience that dogs are a lot of work, and that you would have to train them, feed them, play with them, and walk them. If you aren’t ready to commit to basically having a child, then a puppy is probably not for you.
Once everyone was finally able to contain their “awws,” Barbara got down to the nitty gritty of why Bernadette Peters was on the show—to announce the 15th anniversary of “Broadway Barks,” Bernadette’s organization that helps people adopt dogs. It takes place in New York’s theater district, thus the name. The event is one that Bernadette and Mary Tyler Moore started 15 years ago. Since it has started, euthanization of sheltered animals has gone down in New York.
The View: Staffordshire Terrier
Bernadette Peters brought some other dogs out on stage for adoption, as well. First up was Caesar, a five-month old Border/Collie mix. He’s half grown, but still a puppy that needed to be socialized and learn what things are. Despite the training requirements, Caesar would make a great family dog. All the adoptions were done through the ASPCA.
Next was Romeo, another Staffordshire Terrier. This dog was quite a bit larger than all of the others, which means that you need slightly bigger children, at least 10 years old, so that the dog doesn’t knock over your kids when he’s playing with them. Despite the size, though, Bernadette said that Romeo loves everyone.
The View: ASPCA Dogs For Adoption
Then, there was Harold, a 13-year old poodle. Though some may wonder if Harold is too old, some prefer older dogs because they aren’t overly energetic and are willing to just hang out as lap dogs.
Then, there was two-month-old Revere, part of a group of pups that were found abandoned but were rescued by the ASPCA.
Before you adopt, remember that a puppy is hard work!