Five adoptable pups recently met their namesakes after members of the Backstreet Boys dropped by their Tennessee rescue center for a photoshoot.
Posting on their Facebook page, the Nashville Humane Association revealed it had collaborated with the boy band for the photo shoot after naming the puppies after each group member. The photo opp aimed to raise awareness of the puppies and the other dogs ready for homes in the shelter.
The adorable puppies – all Shepherd mixes – are all 10 weeks old and ready for their new homes. The six were named Brian, Nick, AJ, Howie, and Kevin after the band who rose to superstardom in the late 90s. A sixth pup from the same litter was named Millennium, after the band’s 1999 album.
The Tennessee animal shelter revealed on social media that their inspiration for the photo shoot came from the Backstreet Boys’ iconic 1997 hit, ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)’. The single was used as the backdrop to their social media reveal of the group photo with the pups.
The Nashville Humane Association (NHA) introduced the pups alongside the Backstreet Boys, AJ McLean, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, and Kevin Richardson.
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Writing on their Facebook page, the shelter credit made their announcement. “That’s right, everyone! It’s time to throw your hands up in the air and wag your tails like you just don’t care. Cause have we got some news for you! Allow us to introduce you to Nashville Humane Association’s Backstreet Boys litter with their Backstreet Boys namesake!”
The band stopped by the shelter during a visit to Nashville as part of their DNA world tour to meet their four-legged mini-namesakes and take part in the adorable photoshoot.
NHA’s Facebook announcement explained more.
“Last week, when BSB was in town, these pups were invited to visit them and help them with a special production shoot. As you can see from the photos in this post, the experience was larger than life for all involved!
“We are so grateful for this superstardom support towards raising adoption awareness for some adorable 9–10-week-old shepherd mix shelter pups!” the shelter added.
Four of the pups are now available for adoption, with the two remaining puppies – AJ and Howie – set to be ready for their new families later this week. However, the NHA made it clear that the actual members of the Backstreet Boys were not up for adoption.
“If there was ever a moment to have 6 degrees of separation (plus unconditional love) from a Backstreet Boy… Now is your chance!” the shelter added.
Featured Image Credit: Nashville Humane Association – Facebook