It seems that there's magic in the air during the Christmas season, but for dogs living in shelters through the holidays, Christmas is just another day. Shelter staff would love for the pets to find homes for the holidays, but that doesn't always happen. With a busy holiday season, the idea of adopting a pet just may not be on a family's to-do list.
That's why magician John Stessel decided to bring a little bit of extra holiday magic to a shelter. Stessel is quite used to entertaining human audiences with his magic. His performance for a group of adoptable shelter dogs, however, also seemed to be a big hit.
Director Rob Bliss and TBS Network partnered with Stessel for this special trip. Stessel headed to the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in New York, where he put on a unique show for adoptable dogs. The show was filmed and the dogs' personalities emerged as they watched Stessel's performance.
Take a look at this video of his magic act.
As you can see, the dogs' reactions to disappearing treats and magically appearing toys were absolutely priceless. It's hard not to fall in love with the dogs in the video – and that's just what Stessel and the shelter hoped for.
All of the dogs received lots of treats and affection, and hopefully they'll soon find families of their own, thanks to this unique video.
If you're interested in adopting any of the dogs in this video, contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter.