Stephanie Henkel, Global Animal

Uggie at his paw print ceremony. Photo Credit:
Uggie at his paw print ceremony. Photo Credit:

Uggie, the loveable Jack Russell Terrier from The Artist and Water for Elephants, is no stranger to fame. He is the first dog to have his paw prints cast in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and he released his first book, a memoir entitled Uggie: My Story, late last year.

The adorable canine has just booked a new gig with the Humane Society of the United States. Uggie, who retired from the movie industry last year, is the new spokesdog for the Pets of Valor Award, which honors rescue dogs and cats for their random acts of heroism.

The furry pooch, who famously rescued his onscreen guardian, actor Jean Dujardin, from a burning building in the Oscar-winning film, will announce the Pets of Valor Award winner on June 2.

A rescue dog himself, Uggie is very excited about this opportunity. His trainer, Omar Von Muller, expressed, “Uggie’s honored to have been chosen by The Humane Society of the United States to be spokesdog for The Pets of Valor Award, although he did hesitate at first when he heard that cats were to be included, but now he likes the idea of having an excuse to bark for them, instead of at them.” We give you two paws up, Uggie!