The annual “Grinchmas” celebration at Universal Studios in Universal City kicks off this weekend with two additional events. Universal Studios is partnering with the Amanda Foundation and the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services to host two “Max to the Rescue: Whoville’s Have A Heart Pet Adoption Fairs” on December 11 and 12, from noon to 4 p.m.,near the main entrance to the theme park.
“Max the Dog,” will be at the adoption fairs to greet the pets and the potential pet owners. Max is the Grinch’s BFF, the one-horned pooch with the quizzical look and relentless good spirits.
In the “Grinchmas” celebration Max is played by four talented doggies, Dusty, Dexter, Buster, and Scrapper. They were plucked from animal shelters to be entertainment stars.
“The same ‘hyper-energy’ that may have led an owner to abandon their pet may make the animal well-suited to movie and TV work, and for a role in Universal’s ‘Grinchmas,'”according to animal trainer John McCormick in a PRNewswire release.
The Grinch, some residents from “Whoville,” a real snow winterland, and more are planned for the “Grinchmas” celebration, which runs through January 2, 2011. Check out the Universal Studios website for more details and ticket prices.