The 13-year-old Shih Tzu is joined by other dogs and cats in elf costumes with human hands making and wrapping toys and treats for pets on Marnie’s nice list. The list includes other Internet pet stars such as Doug the Pug, Lil Bub, Hamilton the hipster cat and Mishka the talking Husky. Denver the guilty dog and Princess Monster Truck appear on the naughty list.
At lunchtime, the dog elves dine on Freshpet’s food.
The video, from Los Angeles-based Shareability, was shot in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will also help feed shelter animals. Freshpet will donate one meal to a shelter pet for every share of the video.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.