PetSmart Charities Enlists Dana Carvey as King Charles to Boost Pet Adoptions

Don't buy a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, even though it has a royal pedigree

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King Charles III has a message for Americans, and it has nothing to do with global relations: Don’t buy designer dogs, he says, even if they are as adorable and regal as the Cavalier King Charles spaniel.

The “king” is fake, by the way, played by comedian Dana Carvey, but the plea is real. It comes from PetSmart Charities in a video released today to call attention to animal rescue on the eve of the actual king’s coronation in London.

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