If you like hot guys and adoptable dogs, get ready to wet yourself.
Soul Artist Management teamed up with BuzzFeed in one of the cutest (and sexiest) campaigns we’ve seen this year, and it’s lovingly titled #SOULMates. Its mission? To help rescue pets find their forever home.
This is the first installment of the campaign, and it’s been a huge success so far — reaching more than 600,000 readers on BuzzFeed. The concept is simple; four male models and four adoptable older pets hang out in Central Park. The theme of this campaign is “Old Dogs Can Teach You New Tricks”, and it’s meant to highlight the benefits of adopting senior pets.
“Core to our family style, talent management approach at SOUL is giving back to our community,” Jason Kanner, owner of Soul Artist Management, said in a press release. “Our #SOULMates campaign, in partnership with the powerful reach of BuzzFeed, was inspired by the touching rescue adoption stories of a few of our models including Chad White and Julian Schratter. Their pets have made such a positive impact on their and our agency’s life. We were thrilled to see our guys lend their talents to finding loving homes for these special friends. We are excited to continue this impactful and fun work over the course of the year.”
The photos feature models Alex Valley, Donovan Michaels, Harrison Shaul and Louis Solywoda with dogs “Vin Diesel,” “Colin,” “Jimmy Carter,” and “Jackson.” Photographer Taylor Miller captured every moment and the photos are adorable.
Agencies like Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue (@badassbrooklyn on Instagram), which provided the beautiful dogs, are in need of people like you to adopt. Pets of all ages are searching for homes, and all of us can make a difference.
If you’re interested in adopting one of these badass pups, head over to Badass Brooklyn’s Adoption page to see if they still need a home. If you’re not in New York City, shimmy over to Petfinder to find adoptable dogs near you.
David Artavia is an actor and writer from New York City. He loves living vicariously through his friends. Follow him on Twitter and Like his Facebook page.