Disney’s new Tramp, in the upcoming live-action remake of “Lady and the Tramp,” didn’t slum it for too long before catching his big break … we’ve learned the pup went from kill shelter to shelter before becoming a huge movie star.
Monte, the 2-year-old terrier mix had a rough start to life. He was on the verge of being euthanized at a kill shelter before the folks at HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix scooped him up, saving him from death.
So, now’s the terrier’s big break … Mark Forbes, the animal trainer for “Lady and the Tramp,” was on the hunt for a scruffy canine, and Monte must have worked his magic at HALO because the trainer saw potential … a potential movie star!!!
Forbes adopted Monte — after the pooch spent just 7 days at HALO — trained him well, and Disney execs fell in love … i.e., Monte nailed the audition.
Good on the folks at HALO, because they wanted to make sure Monte didn’t become one of the has-beens that litter the streets of Hollywood. The org made Forbes promise Monte would become a family pet once filming was over.
Forbes agreed, and he now lives with the fam and even has a newborn baby and pet raccoon to keep him company.
Monte’s making his film debut on the new Disney+ streaming service this November … and HALO hopes his story will lead to more adoptions for dogs in shelters across the globe.