It’s no secret that Rach loves animals—especially dogs. She even worked with pet experts to develop a line of premium dog and cat food called Nutrish (and through Rachael's Rescue, a portion of proceeds helps shelter pets). Over the years, we’ve had some pretty special pooches trot onto our set. Here are our all-time favorite canine moments!
Viewers John and Jodiann Fasano sent us this adorable video of their uber-fluffy Ginger doing handstands!
Tugg the rescue Bull Terrier became the star of his own comic book series after he was adopted by two animal control officers. This special pup travels around to schools sharing an anti-bullying message with kids.
No. 3: The Dog That Tried to Make Out with Rach
Rach was interviewing this sweet pup’s caretakers when fluff-ball Murphy couldn’t stop licking her face!
Rach invited North Shore Animal League to showcase pups that were available for adoption, and these adorable fur babies Niklaus and Elijah melted everyone’s hearts!
No. 5: Begging for Burgers
Our senior supervising producer’s Boston Terrier Penny smelled burgers cooking and couldn’t resist running on-set to see if she could get in on some hamburger action!
We staged a mini version of the Westminster Dog Show – all with dogs that were available for adoption from North Shore Animal League!
It’s hard to not immediately fall in love with this lop-tongued Instagram star Toast—a King Charles puppy mill rescue who visited our set with funny lady Jane Lynch!
Dagger’s owner Yvonne paints and taught this Lab mix how to create his own masterpieces—using a paintbrush clutched in his teeth!
And last but definitely not least, Rachael’s beloved Isaboo, a super-sweet pit bull is a frequent visitor to our set.
Rachael’s Rescue® was created for all of the forgotten pets – the ones who might not have someone who loves them as much as they deserve. A portion of proceeds from each sale of Nutrish is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation, which helps animals in need through Rachael’s Rescue. Through 2016, Rachael’s Rescue has donated more than $14 million dollars to pet charities and other organizations that do good for animals. The funds are used for food, medical supplies, treatments, and more for animals in need. Many more animals around the country need help, and through Rachael’s Rescue, together we can make a difference in the lives of many four-legged friends. To learn more, visit www.RachaelsRescue.org.