Back in 2013, The Pet Collective created this video as a fun way to play off Will Smith’s hit ’90s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, reminding people of the still-growing need for rescues and shelters to get help.
It stars a spiffed up Pit Bull pup named Will Sniff sitting on the well-known spinning throne. Sniff’s story begins like so many others, “In a West County shelter born and raised in the kennel is where I lived with most of the strays.”
Scene by scene you see the story of what a typical shelter dog goes through. The humor, the drool, the rejection, and the love. Every dog deserves a crisp green lawn and a bone. A special few pups will be so spoiled that they also get a valet, but Will Sniff got the bonus of coming home to the late and great James Avery, who played Uncle Phil on the show.
Avery was an Acclaimed Ambassador to Best Friends Animal Society, so I’m sure it would warm his heart to know that people are still enjoying and thinking about this video that joins his twin passions—acting, and the cause of homeless pets.