Theater Announcement_FB_ARNOAnimal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) has teamed up with Rescue Dogs the Movie to find a forever home for a sweet senior chihuahua named Amelia Earhart.

To assist in getting Amelia adopted, the nonprofit group and filmmakers have declared her the official Rescue Dogs New Orleans mascot. Together, they intend to find Amelia a loving family to spoil her in her golden years.

This is part of the film’s latest initiative to bring more awareness around rescue animals and to get homeless pets adopted. Rihanna is available at Second Chance Rescue in New York, Hyde is ready to meet you at AAWL in Arizona, Jenna is up for adoption at Wags and Walks in Los Angeles, and Fynlee is being fostered through Rescue Rovers in Salt Lake City. If you live near Kansas City, Chicago or Minneapolis—keep an eye out for more available “mascot” dogs to be announced later this week!

ARNO was founded in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and as of May 2015, they’ve matched over 7,800 animals with loving families.

The website notes that ARNO is “dedicated to the rescue and aid of abandoned and homeless animals in the New Orleans area, including responding to the immediate needs of those in need of medical care or those too old, too young, too sick, neglected, abused and deprived of love.”Amelia2

Amelia Earhart has been flying solo for much too long, patiently waiting for a forever family to take her home. The senior chihuahua is about 8-10 years young, and received her name when she was discovered by a good Samaritan off of Earhart Expressway.

ARNO tells us this little cutie is full of life and love. They note, “She will melt your heart!”

If you’re looking for a loving addition to your family, Amelia will enjoy sitting and snuggling in your lap and simply hanging out. She’s the perfect companion! Sadly, senior pets are often overlooked, and we’re excited to be able to highlight sweetheart Amelia.

ARNO and Rescue Dogs hope their partnership will ensure Amelia finds her fur-ever home by the end of the film’s opening week, April 7. Filmmakers will cover Amelia’s $200 adoption fee, which includes spaying, dental, shots and a microchip.

To help #RescueAmelia, please share her story. Let’s find this wise lady the family she deserves!

To adopt Amelia, email ARNO at You can keep up with ARNO on their Facebook page or their website at

Rescue Dogs the Movie opens in New Orleans this Friday, April 1st! ARNO will host live adoption events outside the Grand Esplanade Theatre on Saturday from 11:30a.m.-6p.m. and Sunday from 12p.m.-4p.m. A portion of the producers’ box office from the entire week-long movie run will directly benefit ARNO.