When you have dogs in need of adoption, featuring them in an "Uptown Funk" parody will certainly get them attention!
If you've listened to the radio at all during the past year or so, then chances are you've heard the song, "Uptown Funk," by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. The catchy tune easily gets stuck in your head, and will have you dancing within seconds. When staff at the East Bay SPCA in Oakland, California realized that the tune could be renamed "Oaktown Pup," the parody was born.
Some cleverly rewritten lyrics, fun costumes, and adorable dogs all contributed to this lighthearted music video. Best of all, all of the dogs featured in the video were available for adoption, and every single one of them has since been adopted.
This fun music video served a great purpose and gained plenty of attention for rescue dogs in need of adoption.
Wondering how you can help dogs in need of homes? Though the dogs in this video have homes of their own now, there are plenty more dogs living in shelters today. If you're able and ready to do so, adopting a dog is a great way to help out a dog in need.
And if you're not able to adopt right now, then there are still ways you can help. Consider volunteering for your local animal shelter, or donating supplies the shelter needs, like food or towels.
There's another way that you can help, too - spay or neuter your dog. We have a major pet overpopulation issue, and spaying or neutering your pet can help to prevent additional puppies from being born. If cost is a concern, then contact your local rescue - they may be able to tell you if there are any upcoming low-cost spay or neuter clinics in your area.
Can't get enough of "Uptown Pup"? Neither can we - and it's going to be stuck in our heads all day long.