Terrier Mix Star of ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Live-Action is Former Rescue Dog
And just like that, our hearts have melted...
Saying “every dog has its day” really doesn’t do Monte’s story justice; it’s more of a Cinderella story if you ask us.
Before being cast as Tramp in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Lady in the Tramp – coming to Disney’s streaming service, Disney+ on November 12 – two-year-old terrier mix Monte was a rescue dog in a shelter in Phoenix, Arizona.
Celebrity dog in our midst! Monte was adopted last year from HALO & originally came from Las Cruces, NM. Monte will be starring as "Tramp" in the new live action Disney movie according to this @People Exclusive https://t.co/d1LgLx9R0H #HALO25yrs #HelpingAnimalsLiveOn pic.twitter.com/u6kaBhgkJM
— HALO Animal Rescue (@HALORSQ) August 12, 2019
HALO Animal Rescue staff describe Monte as a friendly and loving dog who enjoys lots of attention.
“We have a celebrity dog in our midst!” HALO Animal Rescue wrote on their Facebook page last week, along with a photo of Monte and his cutie co-star, a cocker spaniel called Rose.
“His adopters [who live in California] say he’s been such a good boy and loving life,” said the shelter. “We are all so happy for him and can’t wait to check out the movie when it comes out!”
Shelter dog Monte really looks like Tramp from Disney's Classic "Lady and the Tramp"-Rescued by @HALORSQ Monty was adopted by a family in California and now he's starring in the remake live-action film. Movie opens this November #LadyandtheTramp #HaloAnimalRescue @FOX10Phoenix pic.twitter.com/tdYTAZo5Wm
— Christine Goodfriend (@GoodfriendC) August 20, 2019
Actor Justin Theroux will be providing a human voice for Monte, in between woofs.
Earlier this month, People.com released first look photos of the Lady and the Tramp live-action.
Lady and the Tramp will be directed by Charlie Bean and will feature voices from Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Janelle Monae, Ashley Jensen, Benedict Wong and Sam Elliot. The film is set to drop the same day Disney+ becomes available to the public on November 12 2019.