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Sugar Bits - The Ellen Puppy Saga Continues

  • The pet adoption agency accused by Ellen DeGeneres of unfairly taking back a puppy claims that Ellen's publicist made threatening phone calls attempting to use Ellen's fame to re-claim the dog. We just hope this puppy can find a loving home. - Page Six
  • The LAPD is conducting an investigation into the car crash Orlando Bloom was involved in last week and is trying to figure out what exactly caused the accident. Orlando seemed pretty frazzled by all the cameras after the crash but luckily everyone seems OK now. - TMZ
  • The man who alleges that he was assaulted by Diddy over the weekend is not dropping the matter quietly. Diddy's lawyer released a statement yesterday saying that it was a disagreement between acquaintances and didn't have to involve the police, but the accuser doesn't seem to want to reconcile outside court. Guess Diddy's actions are Unforgivable. - The New York Post
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced that she will begin her maternity leave earlier than planned in order be near her husband, who was recently traded to the Arizona Cardinals. Hopefully she can sneak in a little vacation time — she is going to need it! - People
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. was eliminated from Dancing With the Stars last night, leaving eight remaining stars like Mel B and Jennie Garth. Too bad for him — but good luck to the rest! - E Online

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nikodarling nikodarling 10 years
That poor dog! Shouldn't the priority be to find it a loving home? Isn't that what it had finally found? I once tried to adopt a dog from one of these types of rescue agencies and they were total nazis about it. Required vehicle information, financial information, letters of reference, employment check. In the end I didn't even get the dog. I now have two dogs that I got from a private citizen giving away free puppies. They are well fed well excercized and well loved. I wonder how many agencies like this one are losing out on finding good homes for animals by being so bound by protocol. I'm not a big fan of Eleen, but I definitely take her side on this one.
paradisee paradisee 10 years
she can actually cries ??
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
I wonder what information they have on Orlando's crash that hasn't been revealed.
Ginger Ginger 10 years
I'm not much of an Ellen fan, but Moms and Mutts are acting like complete media ho's. There is an Access Hollywood video where Marina Baktis (the tyrant who dog napped Iggy from the family,) gets all teary and says she can't talk about it, then comes back out with a one-eyed dog in her arms to do an interview. Much better photo op! She even says, if the adoption doesn’t work out and an adopter has a friend who is interested in their dog, the friend can then go through their process to adopt the dog. But instead she seized this dog from the family home, after entering under false pretenses. Now on principle they refuse to let the family have the dog. So if it hurts their business, they seemed to have brought it on, and maybe it's better to leave placement and rescue to other groups who put the pets first.
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 10 years
Ellen needs to get a friggin' grip. This shit is getting ridiculous. :rant:
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
Mom and Mutts will NEVER allow the hairstylist and her daughters to have the dogs because it is their policy that a dog CAN NEVER be placed in a home where their are children younger than 14 years old (supposedly for the safety of the dog). That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of. The children in this household were 11 and 12 and dearly loved the dog. Now Mom's and Mutts feel they are being bullied and are now receiving death threats for taking this dog away from these children with the use of the police. RIDICULOUS!!! It is a stupid policy from this organization.. and truely a shame for the dog and the children and of course Ellen feels horrible. I have never seen her upset before on the show.. it wasn't an act.
brooklynzooo brooklynzooo 10 years
Once a person bonds with an animal you can't just replace it. To many people, a pet is a part of the family. I knew the minute I saw my dogs that they were mine and if they were taken from me even two days later I would be devastated. The agency could have taken much more diplomatic actions and avoided the bad publicity.
nomerz nomerz 10 years
I think that the whole doggy-story is sad, but why is it THAT sad. Guaranteed all she'd have to do is get them a new dog and they'd be happy as clams. It's not like it was a puppy that had been in the house for years...
Jillness Jillness 10 years
(Oh, and Ellen isn't an actress. She is a comedian. Big difference, IMO.)
Jillness Jillness 10 years
I think Ellen really cared for the dog, but more importantly, what she is stressing is that she feels horrible for the FAMILY that is missing their pet. Even PETA is supporting Ellen, pointing out that there are so many homeless dogs and getting 1 of them a good and loving home should always be the goal.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 10 years
Sorry to post again, but I definitely think her fans should stay out of the situation. They are clearly exascerbating things.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 10 years
Well put sofi. ITA Greggie. I too thought the tears were out of place and it kinda freaked me out (all this over a dog), but there is apparently much more to the story than most people are aware of. Yes Ellen should probably have followed the correct procedure, but in the end, she found the dog a loving home. I really think she was sincere and had good intentions. I really don't understand the big deal about all this though. It's just a dog. The whole situation is really out of hand.
Jillness Jillness 10 years
The pet agency came to "see" the dog, grabbed it, and held it for 2 hours while she called the police and waited for them to come and get it. There is no need for that kind of drama. If the dog is being taken well care of, leave it there. The hairdresser and her family knew the dog when Ellen had it, and owned it in their home for 2 weeks. They could very well have been very attached to it. Also, there have been claims from people who have used this agency that they come and take pets back for minor reasons...then they go and sell the dog again for hundreds of dollars.
laurarose520 laurarose520 10 years
I normally like Ellen, but this is insane. Let the family go to the rescue agency and do what is necessary to get the dog back. It's not like they've been blacklisted from pet rescue. Everyone is acting out in this and it should be dropped. The hairdresser can go get another dog. They couldn't have been that attached to it yet.
aimeeb aimeeb 10 years
This dog
sofi sofi 10 years
Well said Greggie. It got way out of hand when it really didn't have to.
Greggie Greggie 10 years
I'd heard that about the agency not handling it properly as well, which is another reason I tend to not trust their claims. They're trying to accuse Ellen of using her celebrity for preferential treatment, but they were the ones who were starstruck and skipped steps to pander to her. That's not Ellen's fault. Calling the cops, even if it's their mistake on the paperwork, was out of line. There's no reason why they wouldn't have called Ellen, asked for her to deliver the dog, and taken it from there. If she refused, then get the police involved. Ellen admits she was in the wrong. She knows she broke the contract. It's too bad the agency won't step up to their end of the problem.
sofi sofi 10 years
you know- I just read some more about this and there is just so much to this story. Greggie, I actually remember seeing something online Monday about this before Ellen broke down, so that must have been these women using the media like you stated- my bad. According to another source (tv entertainment show I think) the agency has already placed the dog somewhere else. The agency didn't follow their own rules when Ellen and Portia applied for the dog- they let them have the dog without filling out their application- and they didn't change the registration of the dog like they were supposed to. The cops were brought in by them and they got the dog because it was still registered to them and not transfered like they were supposed to do. Like I said earlier, there seems to be so much to the story and I don't know the whole thing. I saw the sobbing yesterday and it was very sad, but Ellen admitted SHE made the mistake and the other family was paying for her error. Unfortunate that this has gone so far, and I just really hope the threats stop.
Greggie Greggie 10 years
The agency's the one who took it public. Ellen's lawyers and spokespeople tried to deal with it privately, and the agency insisted on making it a huge deal. Not Ellen. The threats are awful, and I agree that she should appeal to her fans to stay out of it. But accusations the agency's throwing at Ellen are absurd. They're the ones using her celebrity and making this a special case. Not Ellen. For starters, there was absolutely NO reason for them to call the police to haul the dog away without even contacting Ellen or the new family and allowing them to drop it off instead.
kersalli kersalli 10 years
I have to admit that the Ellen break-down situation worries me a bit. I love her and I am an animal lover, but I just don’t understand why she’s as upset as she is. She has a right to be angry (and sad), but this goes far beyond that I think. It obviously triggered something in her.
sofi sofi 10 years
All I have to say about the Ellen saga is poor dog! Ellen and Portia signed an agreement that stated they couldn't give it to anyone else. Yeah, the girls got attached- but who wouldn't. I would have taken it back or called them and said I have a conflict in my home regarding the dog, but I have a great family I will totally vouch for. The sobbing was not an act and she is definitely upset over this, but using a nationally broadcast show to appeal to this agency? I watched the show just now and she didn't get into the whole thing like yesterday, but I think the women from that agency deserve an apology for the threats they have been receiving. Ellen should go on today (or tomorrow since she actually pre-tapes her show) and ask her fans to stop the threats which will help this issue get resolved quickly. Poor dog and young girls.
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 10 years
I think the agency is acting like a bunch of morons. I think with all the gazillions of animals out there needing homes, they shouldnt turn the hairdresser down just because she has kids under 16. *not like they are toddlers, they are preteens. They are idiots. Poor Ellen. She was doing the ugly cry on the show too. aww.
Jinx Jinx 10 years
I guess she should have returned with the dog to the agency, with the hairdresser's family, explained it wasn't a good fit for them, but they have this lovely family who wants the puppy. Its too bad, and all blown out of whack.
roxy17 roxy17 10 years
"Orlando seemed pretty frazzled by all the cameras after the crash but luckily everyone seems OK now." Is this not the most obvious statement of the year. Um yeah, you get into an accident where a campanion fractures her neck and I don't know the cameras might frazzle you. Ha.
roxy17 roxy17 10 years
The organization has rules to which Ellen agreed and then ignore, rules put in place to protect the pets and possibly placing them in dangerous situations. By the way it was Portia who signed, why is Ellen up their turning on the tears? Ratings anyone. They should have stuck with their signed agreement. period.
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