Dog Eat Dog is a short film based on the true story of how actor/producer Zachary Quinto finally adopted his first dog in a Los Angeles Animal Shelter. During the events of his hilarious trials in attempting to adopt a shelter animal, Sian Heder, the film’s director was apparently there with him and taking notes about the whole thing to make a good dinner party story. After the story was told many times, it eventually evolved into the script. The film is described as “a twisted, fun, morality tale about the lengths to which some of us will go in order to get what we want.”

Zachary Quinto said, “We are excited to be sharing Dog Eat Dog with Petsami. This story is very close to all of us, as we have all rescued or fostered dogs over the years. The story of the film is an exaggerated account of how I eventually found my rescue dog Noah, but it still reflects a bit of the reality I faced when I was looking to adopt a shelter dog. Additionally, we are incredibly honored to have Philip Baker Hall and Sharon Wilkins, both pet lovers themselves, join us to make the film.”

Dog Eat Dog also really serves as a reminder of how there are so many dogs that need a home – one with a responsible, loving owner. Watch the cute and funny short film below.

Petsami Presents: ‘Dog Eat Dog’ starring Zachary Quinto