Homeless Hound Takes Hollywood

Monte, a scruffy 2-year-old terrier mix, seemed to be an average pup, but he beat the odds when he quickly rose to stardom in this heart-warming tale of a stray’s journey to fame. Monte spent his days in HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix, Arizona, patiently waiting for a place to call home. Last year, his dream finally came true, but that was only the beginning for him.



Monte is an adorable shaggy pup who stole the hearts of everyone he met during his time at the shelter with his friendly demeanor and abundant affection. It was no surprise when his big brown eyes won him a forever home with a loving family. Not long after, Monte was recruited by a group of animal trainers from Hollywood who saw the potential in his lively disposition and good looks.


Monte landed the role of Tramp from the iconic 1955 Disney movie Lady and the Tramp. The resemblance between the two is uncanny. It seemed that Monte was destined for the role of Tramp. The 2019 live-action remake is set to be released in the fall of 2019.



Despite the luxurious new lifestyle as a Hollywood actor, Monte is still living a normal, happy life with his new owners. His journey from homeless hound to animal actor will make you fall in love with the beloved star.

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Emily Konwick

Emily is WildCatFiona's momma. She is a junior at the University of Kentucky studying psychology. When she's not in class, she spends her free time running Fiona's Instagram page. She also loves writing and keeping up with pet-related current events!

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