The actor, 66, couldn't resist adopting a black rescue cat at the Lynchburg Humane Society in Virginia, whose name is also Dennis Quaid. "I had to", said human Parent Trap star Dennis Quaid, adding "I'm out to save all the Dennis Quaids of the world".
Dennis Quaid, the cat, is six years old and had been up for adoption for more than a year. Nope. A cat who was in a shelter is going to his furrrever home, and that's all that really matters. "I had to", he says. "I had to", the actor told WSLS.
Meanwhile, the news report indicated that Quaid (the cat) will be picked up over the weekend (by Jellinek) to begin his new celebrity life.
Danielle Ulmer, who is the Lynchburg Humane Society Adoption Center Manager, said that she thought they were being pranked. "We reached out to the shelter".
They were contacted by the co-host of Quaid's podcast, The Pet Show, Jimmy Jellinek, about adopting the cat.
"We connected to theshelter It took us a while for them to in fact ..."
A tale so excellent, shelter personnel didn't think it initially.
According to the humane society, he has a "big heart" and "likes to curl up on the couch". They should keep naming their animals after celebrities and see who else comes through! As for black cats, they are often hard to place in homes due to superstitions surrounding them. "We can't wait", Quaid told the news outlet.
Now that there's a cat named Dennis Quaid out in the world, one can assume that a lot of shelters from around the country are going to jump on the bandwagon in order to potentially get some free advertising and find new homes for the sheltered pets. However, shelter staff did not believe that the famed actor's interest in adopting the cat was true.