“Rescue Dogs” producer visits Fox 13

Posted at 11:12 AM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 13:12:55-04

SALT LAKE CITY-- On March 29, our Good Day Utah crew had the chance to speak with Rescue Dogs producer and leading lady Courtney Daniels.

RESCUE DOGS, a first of its kind family comedy starring REAL rescue animals is bounding into Salt Lake City and will open at the Megaplex District 20 on April 1.  The talking-animal film is about the unconditional love and benefits rescue animal give their owners.

"We wanted to show not only a great story, but how rescue animals can do so many amazing things." said Daniels.

Daniels explained that the story is about how a rescue dog and his owner Tracey have to foil the plans of an evil business owner who wants to knock over their restaurant and build a beach golf course.

"It's real cute, it shows how rescue animals can save the day and make your life better," said Daniels.

All of the animals participating in the movie are from rescue shelters.  None of the dogs in the movie are trained.

Daniels said one of her dogs had very short notice before the filming started.

"It did make it challenging, with two weeks notice, he did really really well, but there were definitely moments when we took 'ok that is what you're going to do and I will accept that and just go with it'," said Daniels.

The producer explained that the message the movie portrays is that shelter animals have so much to give and they are there through no fault of their own.

"Sometimes there's an interpretation that if they're in a shelter that there's something wrong and they are not, they're awesome." said Daniels.