Buying a Homeless Dog an ENTIRE Pet Store! – Challenge


– Oh my god, you guys!
(group cheering) (uplifting music) – [Rocky] It’s true, I bought an entire pet
store for a homeless dog. It cost me over $20 thousand dollars, countless hours, and I had to put together an entire team to be able to pull this off. And all of this for one homeless dog. But you have to come along
with me so that I can show you how I did it, and I know some of you might be thinking, all of this for one homeless dog? But just wait until you
hear the full story. See, it all started when I
met this pit bull named Zeus. Oh, good boy. He’s a happy go-lucky dog, he’s about two years old and he’s got such a great temperament. Ah, just look at that face. How could you not fall in
love with a smile like that? And for Zeus to smile
that big when he’s shown a little bit of love, even
though he doesn’t have a family, or a home, is the reason
dogs are so amazing. You see, Zeus is currently at a shelter. He was found wandering scared, alone, out on his own for months. And you can tell because his
skin is in really bad shape. At first, it was really hard
for me to understand why he was left out there,
roaming around for so long. I mean, when he meets you
he’s so friendly and loving. But then it hit me. It was most likely because of
the stereotypes of pit bulls. I can imagine him
approaching people for help and a lot of people pulling
back because the stereotype has him labeled as a ferocious beast. But here’s the good news. The San Gabriel Valley Humane Society in California heard about him, scooped him up and now are
doing everything they can to help find him a home. You see, their entire team is amazing. Recently when I was there visiting I was walking down the
kennels and there was just something about
Zeus, he caught my eye. He was calm, collected, happy, there was something about
him that just drew me to him. I knew at that time, I had
to take action to help Zeus. He’s been in this shelter for five month. And the only reason I guarantee, the only reason he’s still
in this shelter is one thing. He’s a pit bull. He loves to play. Come on, come on buddy. Good boy! Okay, so if you’ve seen my other videos where I take homeless
dogs to the pet store and we buy them anything they touch. We have a lot of fun doing
it ’cause a lot of times these guys have never
been to the pet store. They’ve never had someone
show them love like that. I would love to do that with him. My concern is, not him,
it’s the stereotype against pit bulls. You go into a store, people tense up, he feels that energy, it could be bad. If you’ve been watching any of my videos, you know that I’ve been taking
homeless dogs to pet stores and buying them anything they touch. And you all have been so
supportive and been sharing it, it’s been getting millions of views. And most importantly, we’ve been getting some
amazing dogs adopted. Now, if you’re new here and you love dogs, hit that subscribe button,
turn on notifications. I’d love to have you
as part of this family. And for those of you who
watched my last video, I just have to give you a big thank you. You shared the video, you
hit that thumbs up button, you commented, all of that to
help Bosco find a loving home. And you know what? The video went viral. It reached all the way to
number six trending on YouTube. At the end of the video, I introduced Zeus and I asked you, should I take him shopping or is the stereotype against
pit bulls just too much? And I was blown away by
how many of you commented with your story that you
had had a bad experience because your pit bull had
been stereotyped against for no reason. But you know what? A stereotype isn’t gonna slow us down. In fact, it gave me an idea that’s one of my biggest ideas ever and today we’re gonna do
something huge for my boy Zeus. If I can’t take Zeus to the pet store, what if I brought the pet store to Zeus? (rock music) Okay let’s do it. But if we’re gonna do it, we need the land, we need a giant tent
to act as a pet store, and we need approval. – I’m Cindy Rigney. I’m the board president here at San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. Rocky called me one day, he said, let’s put together an entire pet store. We’ll have it for Zeus, we’ll have it for all the animals at San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. – Awesome, the bones
of the tent are set up. And all we have to do is fill that giant 30 by 40
square foot tent with product. Now, I know we can do it, it’s just not gonna be easy. And you’re probably wondering, like I was, how in the world we can
afford to buy all the product that needs to go in there. Well, I’ll tell ya. It’s actually really cool. Audible is sponsoring this video. So, in part, I’m using those
funds to buy all the product that can go in this tent, so we can give this
entire pet store to Zeus and the shelter he’s in. I’m a big fan of Audible because I use it almost every single day. I love listening to books. When you go to Audible.com/Rocky or text Rocky to 500500, get your first audiobook for free when you try Audible for 30 days. You might be wondering, Rocky, what’s your favorite book? What’re you listening to right now? Well, I’m glad you asked. So here’s how I do it. I download it to my phone. Like right now, if you look at my phone, the top one because I’ve
listened to this more than once, is A Dog’s Purpose. It gets my heart every time. I listen to audiobooks when I run, when I go on road trips, in my house when I just wanna relax. I flip on an audiobook. It’s a great way to learn, it’s a great way to escape, it’s a great way to
really find the connection to things you love. Like, for me, dogs. I would recommend that that
would be the first book that you download to listen
to is A Dog’s Purpose. But there are a lot of
other really great ones. So here’s what I want you to do. As soon as we’re done watching this video, I want you to go check it out. Support companies that
are helping support me and what I do and helping these rescues. Get your first audiobook for free when you try Audible for 30 days. Go to Audible.com/Rocky or text “Rocky” to 500500. It’s a really good deal. Try it out for me, but also try it out because
we gotta support companies that are help supporting
awesome initiatives like this. – So most of the shelving. – [Rocky] Okay now next, we had to get tens of thousands of dollars worth of product all delivered
pretty much on the same day, which wasn’t gonna be easy. But I did know where I would start. A lot of animal shelters
have an Amazon wishlist, so they list everything
that they need on there, and then you can go buy things for ’em and it ships right to ’em. So I started there. I thought this would be perfect because now we’re gonna be
ordering a lot of the products that they desperately need. Okay, we also spent a couple weeks calling every company that we could just getting the best buy prices possible so that, one, we could fill all of the space and build this pet store. But, two, really important for us to get as much product
as we could for the money because after the dogs go shopping the remaining product goes to the shelter. – [Man] Got it, okay. – [Woman] Go get the truck. – Let’s go get the truck. – You need keys. – Yeah, I need keys for my truck. Appreciate all you guys
coming out to volunteer. It means the world to us. I know it means the world to Cindy. – Absolutely, thank you! (group cheering) – So basically, it’s really simple. We just need to build a
pet store in about one day. (group cheering) – I’m here to deliver a pet store. You know where I should,
is this the right place? – [Woman] Right direction. – [Rocky] Let’s just get goin’. Alright, you ready? Okay we’ve got the product, we’ve got the volunteers, we’ve got the tent set up. Now we just gotta get to work. Three, two, one! (group cheers) Let’s get this build started. (rock music) There’s a really smart shopping dog, they’ll buy this because then they can just play fetch with themselves
all day at the shelter. Go ahead and lean that back and see if it’s a little more even. When I brought this idea up. – Yes? – [Rocky] Did you think I was crazy or did you think we could pull it off? – Oh, I’m used to your crazy ideas. – [Rocky] You! As we were putting everything together, I ran into an animal control
officer that let me know they just brought in a
little dog that needed help. You’ve been lost for a little while, huh? Where’d you find this one? – This one was over in Temple City. I received a call. He was really matted
and so we impounded it and then we contacted the owner. We got approval from the owner that they were just gonna
relinquish the dog to us. – [Rocky] Do we have a name on this one? – No, we don’t. – [Rocky] No name. It’s always tough when you meet a dog that doesn’t have a name because there’s so much that goes into a name. But there’s good news
because San Gabriel Valley, they jumped into action. They cleaned him up, they gave
him the surgery he needed. And if you follow me on Instagram you saw that I came to all of
you using suggested names and then we all narrowed it down to Ziggy. So everyone, meet Ziggy. Wow, look at that. I mean, you could see that his hair cut makes him feel better, but
if you look at his face you can see just how happy he is. What a transformation. – [Woman] Hey Rocky, what are you doing? – Making the pet store sign. I was blown away by all of the passion and the hard work that all the volunteers put into pulling this
whole pet store together. I mean, we did it all in one day. Alright, it’s about to get dark
so we’re closing up the tent and we’re gonna start
bright and early again. And tomorrow starts the shopping. I can’t believe we actually got it done. If you’re volunteering
and you’re watching this, thank you and big day tomorrow. Big day. (rooster crows) Okay the store is set up and
we’re grabbing the volunteers. Can’t believe we were able to do this. Welcome everybody. Some of you have already
seen the pet store because you worked so
hard with me yesterday. Cindy has not seen it so I thought it would be a lot of fun to surprise her. You guys all worked so hard
and you’re so deserving to have something like this. I can’t wait for all
the dogs to go shopping and then for us, when whatever’s left is all going back to the shelters. (group cheering) Alright. This is gonna be great. Cindy dedicates so much to these animals. I can’t wait to see what she thinks. Three, two, one. – [Cindy] Oh my god! (group cheering) – Thank you Rocky! – [Rocky] Yay. (uplifting music) – Yes, this is excellent! Oh my gosh, it’s fantastic. – Okay, so what do you think? You think the dogs will like
shopping in this pet store? – I think the dogs are gonna love shopping in this pet store. I think it’s gonna be
phenomenal, is what I think. – Okay, well let’s say
we clear these people out and get the dogs in here. – Alrighty. – Okay, everybody, we’re kicking you out ’cause it’s time for
the dogs to go shoppin’. Alright, let’s go, let’s go. Woo! Okay, I gotta be honest. I’m a little bit nervous
because it is time for this baby seal, aka
Zeus, to go shopping in his very own pet store. Okay, bud, you ready? You ready? Oh, oh. Let’s do it. Come on, come on, go shopping buddy. What do you want? We haven’t even started
shopping yet, my man. Come on, what do you want? What do you want? Wanna eat it? Oh! Oh, you like those? I think we’re supposed to
shop and take that with us. Not just eat right out
of the bulk bin, buddy. We know he loves treats. He’s already loving this
right out of the gate. I tell you what. Hit the thumbs up button for Zeus. If we get 50,000 thumbs
up, I will take him on his very own dog’s day out. Like, he is lovin’ this, you can tell. But I will take him on
a special dog’s day out if we can do 50,000 thumbs up. Oh, he touched dog food! Yes, okay, okay. You want some dog food? What’s that? Okay, here. Here you go. Throw that in the cart. You want one of those? Okay. Oh, you’re gonna eat
the inventory right now? Okay, okay, you want those? Okay, that? That, okay. Take some bowls. Okay, okay. He’s cruisin’ all the bowls. Look at this. Check this shirt out. I feel like that would
be perfect for Zeus. Okay, he hasn’t picked any toys yet, but I’m wondering if he likes toys. He may not even know what toys are. He might not have ever had one. (toy squeaking) What, oh, oh. You do like that, huh? Okay my man, you did good, you’re a good shopper. That’s a good boy, such a happy boy. Oh, yeah, there’s a good boy. Yeah, alright that’s a full cart, I think we go check out, c’mon. Okay, now, it’s seven dog
hairs instead of dollars. The bowls, I don’t know, let’s call that $10. Look. One million doggy bones. For the United States of German Shepherd. You be the United States of kibble. Yeah, I’ll need all of that. – All of it? – Yeah, it’s pretty much all of it. So that’s one two three
four five six seven eight million doggy bone dollars. (both laughing) I’m sorry, we’re outta’ change. (gentle music) He’s so happy. I love about that, is
that is a perfect example of how pit bulls are
completely stereotyped, right? I mean, this pit bull right
here just had the best shopping experience. There was no aggression, he wasn’t ferocious, he’s
just like any other dog, just had a really awesome day. And now, we’re gonna let
his friends go shopping too. So, let’s keep on shopping. I mean to see Ziggy’s transformation, now he gets to go shopping, let’s do it. Okay, bud, let’s go. Let’s go shopping! Come on. What do you got, what’s this? You want (laughs). You want dog food? Does it feel good to be shopping? Does it feel good? You want this? – [Woman] I think Ziggy
touched that big stick. – He was like really close but his cone wouldn’t let him reach it, but we’re gonna, he’s gonna get it. We’re gonna help him out. How much are those? How much is that? Five dollars? He’s a little guy so
I’m also gonna put some things on the ground just to help him out so he can pick something. I feel like he could use a new shirt, maybe a new collar and leash. A new outfit. Come on, come on. Oh, yes! Alright, so look at this. (laughing) I got 99 problems and food
would solve 97 of them. I’ll front you some cash here. I’ve got one million doggy bones. Put that right in there. Here’s some good news, the shopping spree
wasn’t the only surprise we had for Ziggy. You see, someone fell in love
and decided to adopt him. So I’d like to introduce
you to his new family. Well, here he is. Well, here you go. Aw, there you go, Ziggy. There you are. He went shopping, so he got a new collar, and he got a new shirt. – Oh, thank you so much, thank you. – And it’s all for him. If that doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what does. Hit that thumbs up for
Ziggy and his new life. Ziggy got to go shopping, I thought it’d be a lot of fun to have his new family
go shopping with Ziggy so I let ’em pick out anything that they wanted out of the pet store so that he can go home
with all kinds of toys, and treats and clothes,
whatever they want. Here’s what we’re doing right now. We’re gonna get all of the little dogs, we’re gonna line them up and they’re all gonna come shopping. (upbeat music) – Shopping spree. – Yeah, shopping spree! – [Woman] Okay, he touched a bowl. – Oh, okay throw that bowl in there. – [Woman] Come on. – He wants a big bag of food? Okay, okay, alright, here we go. Why’d she pick cat litter? – I don’t know. – She just touched it. – Everything’s for sale. – Thank you so much. – Thanks for coming by. – [Woman] Let’s go baby cakes. – I wish I would go to a store
and it would be zero dollars. If I was a cute dog. Thank you for your business. – Thank you! – See you doggies. – [Woman] Let’s go. – [Rocky] Good doggos right there. Doesn’t want to leave the store. Come on in, welcome. – Hi. – We are open for business. You can have anything you
want and it costs nothing. Okay, did he touch that bowl, okay. Hey, she’s a good dog. You need me to carry out
a bag of food for you, I’ll do it. Okay one bag of food? It’s all there. Oh good girl. You’re welcome, thank you. – [Woman] She’s loving this food. – [Rocky] Another bag of food? – Don’t touch that one, oh my goodness. – That’s five bags of food. Go ahead, he can have whatever he wants. – [Woman] Come on Norwood. – [Rocky] Whatever he wants. – [Woman] Just pick the good stuff, okay? – [Rocky] Back to the bowl. Okay more bowls. You want this, want this, all this? Okay, you got it, you’re good. I’ll tell you what, he
was such a good shopper, you don’t even have to pay anything. – Yay!
– Yeah, it’s all yours. See you bud, good boy. Let’s go shopping, come on. Let’s do this. Okay, I’ll grab a basket. Okay, come on, come on. More of those. Oh (laughs). For me, it’s fun to just
see these dogs shopping ’cause they’ve never got
this experience before so, you know, it’s fun to
let them take their time and enjoy it, and I just, I love it. Welcome to the pet store. – Thank you. – [Rocky] Can I help you shop today, be your personal shopping assistant? – Absolutely. – Okay, hi. (uplifting music) – [Woman] Come on Loki, look! Come on Loki, look, look, look, look, what’s that? This shirt? – Yeah that’s two please,
that’s what you got. – [Rocky] Nice doing business.
– Alright, thank you. – Enjoy.
– Look at all your stuff! – Loki, do you want to
carry one of these out Loki? – Oh look, do you want
to put it in your mouth, you want to carry it out? My name is Dez, I’ve been with the San
Gabriel Valley Humane for about four months I wanna say. When I heard the pet store was coming, I thought it was a really exciting thing. When I hear people
discriminating against pit bulls, I’ll tell them just to open
up your heart a little bit, you know, kind of have, be like open to you know, different
dogs, different breeds, you know, any dog can be a bad dog, it just depends on how you bring them up. You know, if you bring them
up rough and you’re abusive to them, they can react in a very bad way. But if you’re gentle, and you’re loving, and you’re caring, they will
respond in a positive way. – Okay, this right here is the cat room and they can’t go shopping right now, they might run off. We don’t know if any of
them are leash-trained, but that’s not gonna stop us from showing some love to the cats. So we’re gonna bring a bunch of stuff in the cat room and fill it up. I got this cat tree for ’em. We also took the time to build a turtle and a bunny department in this pet store because, you may not know this, but the Humane Society actually takes all kinds of animals. We have a turtle and a rabbit. – [Woman] That is Squirtle. – [Rocky] Squirtle. – [Woman] And that is Caramello. – [Rocky] Caramello, okay. – [Woman] Oh, there she goes. – [Rocky] She’s going shopping. – Ah, we did it! For more information on
Zeus or to adopt him, link down below in the description. (piano music)

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