The Ultimutts Stars

Most of our 4 legged stars were rescued as unwanted pets. They are now very loved, live in our homes and sleep in our beds!

They are trained exclusively with positive reinforcement and love the mental stimulation of having a job. We spread the word about the importance of saving lives through adoption.

Our Stars

Melissa Millet

Jellybean

Tonic

Pepsi

Lollipop

Sashimi

Pickles

Snickers

Twizzler

Kit Kat

Bella

Popcorn

Sugar

Bella

Boston Terrier

Adopted privately, 13-year-old Bella is a firecracker and a very talented dog. Bella can ride a scooter, skateboard, walk a tightrope, jump rope, play piano, perform a walking handstand, and more! In November 2015 Bella traveled across Canada with Ripley's Believe it or Not! to promote her appearance as "The Tightrope Terrier" in the 2016 Publication. Bella was crowned the winner in the GMA 'Pawlympics' when she competed live on Good Morning America. She has also been featured on a Super bowl Commerical, Family Channel, and on the big screen in "A Date With Miss Fortune".

  • Project Pet (Family Channel)
  • Ripleys Believe it or Not media tour (2016)
  • Avocados From Mexico Super bowl Commercial (2019)
  • A Date With Miss Fortune (2015)
  • Mom vs Matchmaker (2017)
  • Good Morning America (Pawlympics)
  • Multiple News Outlets: Global (making a difference, Global Toronto), CP24, Breakfast TV (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary), CP24, CHCH, CTV (London, Toronto)
  • CBC The Goods
  • Rick Mercer Report
  • Cineplex Pre-show video (2018)

Jellybean

Australian Cattle Dog/Red Heeler

Jellybean was rescued from Deaf dog rescue of America. The rescue felt there was something special about this young pup, who has become our most requested animal actor. Jellybean has been featured as an animal actor in a Netflix feature (Fractured), Pet Sematary (Prequel), and a Super bowl commercial. You can also catch him in a Ford F-150, Bravecto, PetSmart, Nutrish, Fresh Step and many more.

Jellybean has gained attention for his unique tricks worldwide with two Guinness World Records and a career highlight as semifinalist of the World's Most Amazing Dog contest on Facebook Watch judged by Lisa Vanderpump and George Lucas where he came 10 steps away from winning $100,000 US dollars. Jellybean and Lollipop are hoping to inspire more people to adopt deaf or disabled dogs!

  • Fractured (Sam Worthington, Netflix 2019) 
  • Pet Sematary Prequel (2021)
  • Highmark Health Commercial 
  • Petsmart commercial 
  • Bravecto Commercial 
  • Avocados from Mexico Superbowl commercial 
  • Ford Commercial 
  • CP24, Global, CTV, CHCH, 
  • Two Guinness World Records 
  • World's Most Amazing Dog (Semi finalist, Lisa Vanderpump, George Lopez) 33 million views 
  • Cineplex Pre-show (2018)

Pickles

Boston Terrier

Adopted as a puppy prodigy, Pickles started her career on the family channel (project pet)  when she was 4 months old. At just 1.5 years old she was chosen as one of the top stunt dogs in North America to perform live on Good Morning America.

Pickles has continued to be an extremely biddable worker for others, performing in studio and live shows/live TV across the country. She is very expressive and excels at portraying emotion.

Resume:

  • Family Channel (2014)
  • Good Morning America (2015)
  • Avocados from Mexico Superbowl Commercial Teaser (2019) 
  • Duracell , Petsmart, Scotiabank, Marshalls, Planet Fitness and Canada Post Commercials
  • Mom vs Matchmaker (2017)
  • Global News, CP24, Breakfast TV Toronto, Doggy Diaries
  • Cineplex Pre-show (2018)

Snickers

Australian cattle dog X

Special thanks for Australian Cattle Dog Rescue of America for this special little guy from New York. Yet another up and comer, Snickers came to join the Ultimutts team at 7 months of age and immediately it was evident that this little man loves to work!

Extremely focused and food motivated, he seems to have a talent for high jumping. Snickers has lots of stamina, is highly intelligence and driven to work

As an animal actor, Snickers is just hitting his stride with appearances in commercials for Home Hardware, Yoplait and Nutrish!

  • Yoplait Oui Commercial (2019)
  • Nutrish Commercial
  • Home Hardware
  • Clorox disinfectant spray

Tonic

Tabby Cat

Found as a stray walking down the street, Tonic was taken to a rescue and then adopted at 10 months. This handsome young cat showed immense talent right away and was one of the 2 main cats to play Church on the Pet Sematary remake (2019). The film grossed over $113 million worldwide.

Truly fearless and a cat that absolutely loves to work, this little guy starts with the purring as soon as he realizes it is his turn. One of his fav things to do after performing his awesome tricks is to greet the crowds. While Tonic loves to perform tricks, he still finds success as an animal actor in major commercials.

  • Pet Sematary
  • Commercials: Litter locker, Miller Lite, PetSmart, Canada Post, Fresh step, RBC, Superstore,
  • CP24
  • Breakfast TV Toronto
  • Satellite Media Tour, Paramount Home Entertainment
  • CTV

Twizzler

Border Collie

What is a trick show without a Border Collie!! Known as the most intelligent and versatile breed, Twizzler is a wonderful representation of the breed. Gentle, sweet, brilliant and a love of work!

This pup is has immense talent in disc and athletics. Twizzler will also be showcasing some incredible tricks to highlight the high intelligence of this breed.

  • Kia Commercial
  • Superstore ad

 

Popcorn

RAT Terrier/Chihuahua

Popcorn has unlimited energy and is a true working dog that would not be suited to a pet home - thank goodness she is an Ultimutt!

Popcorn is very athletic and has a talent for jumping. To play off those talents she has learned; jump rope, jump through her trainers arms, weave through legs, play basketball, walking handstand, balance on a slack line, sit pretty balanced on her trainers feet and more. She also enjoyed success in 2018 featured internationally in a Duracell commercial and in the Cineplex Theatres Pre-show. Her joy to work is a joy to watch!

  • Duracell Commercial (2018)
  • Cineplex Pre-Show video (2018)

Lollipop

Boston Terrier

Being totally deaf, no one wanted Lollipop so she was turned over to the county humane society. Melissa was offered Lollipop first and could not resist! What a delightful and sweet little dog who doesn't let being deaf stop her one bit! 

Her immense talent includes skateboarding, scooter riding, pushing a shopping cart, balancing on a 2x4, walking a tightrope, hiding in a suitcase and more. Lollipop and Sashimi can be seen in the 2022 Guinness World Records book, the fastest 5m travelled on a scooter by a cat and a dog (pair). The duo was chosen as one of the top stories for promoting the GWR book in 2022

In April 2021, Lollipop and Sashimi travelled to LA to perform on America's Got Talent. They received 4 yesses from the judges, but only parts of their audition aired.

As an animal actor, Lollipop has enjoyed success in a PetSmart commercial, ad for superstore and in the Cineplex Pre-Show.

  • Guinness World Record 2022 book
  • Cineplex Preshow (2019)
  • Mom vs Matchmaker (2016)
  • Cp24, Doggy Diaries

Sashimi

Bengal Leopard Cat

Adopted privately at 10 months of age, Sashimi has been a live show performer for 5 years. She walks on leash among many dogs and LOVES to work. She has many specialty behaviors and she excels at active work as opposed to stationary

  • Guinness World Record 2022 book
  • Cineplex Pre-Show (2018)
  • CP24
  • Doggy Diaries (2017)

Pepsi

As key trainer for the Krypto dog team for the Warner Brothers TV series "Titans" (HBO max, Netflix), Melissa Millett was hoping to find a Krypto dog to adopt. Often TV characters are played by multiple dogs, to bring out their strengths

Melissa scoured North America for a dog whom has the potential to play Krypto the Superdog on season 3 and Pepsi was discovered at Lucky 13 rescue in Missouri!

Pepsi was trained extensively for film to portray the season 3 and 4 Krypto character. Krypto is Superboy's dog with the same powers and human level intelligence. 

  • Krypto in TItans Season 3 and 4
  • Nurtish Commercial
  • Petsmart Commercial 
  • Marshalls Commercial

 

Kit Kat

This young cat loves to learn, but not as much as she loves to cuddle!!

Kit Kat has already tried on her acting chops with Commercials for Fresh Step, PetSmart, Superstore, and Litter Locker. We are anticipating that this snuggler will enjoy the meet and greets most of all!

  • Fresh step commercial
  • Petsmart
  • Litter Locker
  • Presidents Choice

 

Sugar

Big Personality in a tiny package! Sugar is a 2lb Chihuahua that was destined to be a star, as opposed to a purse dog. She was adopted by someone who loved her, but Sugar has enough energy to rival my Border Collie.

Those who are lucky enough to enjoy Sugars tricks describe it as watching a dog in fast forward. Her joy is contagious, showing that tiny dogs also love to work just as much as the big guys.

Melissa Millet

Professional Stunt and Movie Animal Trainer

Melissa is the founder and head trainer of (In Dogs We Trust, The Ultimutts, and Ontario Animal Actors.

As an animal expert, Melissa has been featured internationally and on programs on every major Canadian TV network, including Breakfast Television (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary), CP24, Global News, CTV (Toronto, Vancouver), Animal Planet, The Pet Network, and more. Melissa was the host of the Canadian television show Doggy House Calls and the spin-off series Doggy Diaries in cities across Canada.

Melissa is known internationally as an advanced trick trainer and performer with Ultimutts. A few of the Ultimutts have been featured internationally on: Good Morning America, The Rick Mercer Report, The Family Channel, CBC, and Cineplex Theatres. Bella, the Boston terrier, has traveled across the country with Ripley's Believe it or Not! to promote her appearance in the 2016 publication. Jellybean, the deaf Australian cattle dog, made it to the semifinals of the Facebook Watch show World's Most Amazing Dog, receiving 36 million views and coming very close to winning $100,000 USD!

Through Ontario Animal Actors, Melissa provides an elite service for animals in film and TV. Most notably, the team co-trained the cats for Stephen King's 2019 Pet Sematary, Krypto the superdog on Titans, worked on a 2019 Super Bowl commercial, as well as commercials for Petsmart, Tim Hortons, Duracell, Ford, Yoplait, and Gund. Past clients have included Paramount, Netflix, Warner Brothers, and more!

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