by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals
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On the last Friday of every month, with the help of Best Friends Animal Society, Denise Richards and Access Hollywood will be airing a segment highlighting shelter animals who need a home.

Richards talked about the importance of adoption while holding Rascal, the first pup to be getting his television debut.

The star said, “I think it’s important for people to know there’s so many beautiful dogs. You can get full bred, you can get puppies, you can get mix, anything from shelters and I think it’s important to really push adoption instead of buying from a pet store or breeder.”

When asked how many dogs Denise has at home, she said it varies. Turns out the actress and reality star also fosters dogs while they search for a home!

If anyone is interested, Rascal is a year old Chihuahua mix, great with kids and other dogs. You can find out more info on Best Friends Animal Society’s website.

Watch the video after the jump below…

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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