MOTLEY ZOO ROCKS!
Here’s a rockumentary of our encounters with rock stars and celebrities who help us find homes for our rescue animals- ones we named after them and their songs!
We are so honored to have their big time help promoting rescue and adoption!
Big & Rich – Charlie Puth – Grimes – Hells Belles – High on Fire – KMFDM – Lamb of God – Mark Lanegan & Jeff Fielder – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Meg Myers – Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) – Phillip Anselmo & Illegals – Red Fang – Slayer& Testament – Slipknot – Theory of a Dead Man – Tommy Lee – Tove Lo – Volbeat – X
Tommy Lee of MOTLEY CRUE (July 2014): Tommy Lee heard we were at the Motley Crue show with the Motley Zoo-mobile and a littler of puppies named after the band. He came zooming out on a 4 wheeler and we nearly missed him- but he saw us running and waving with the crates and invited us inside, behind the gates. He had Bowie, his rescue dog, with him as well and he ran to get him- Bowie likes to ride like a champ! It was awesome to meet this major LEGEND that we clearly pay homage to with our name! This still stands as one of the best days- what a nice guy and what great support for rescue!
We were also really lucky to meet Nita Strauss, aka Hurricane Nita, Alice Cooper’s amazing lead guitarist! Not only did she truly fall in love with little “Nikki Sixx”, she ended up adopting her! The pup’s name is now, quite appropriately, Motley!
Volbeat (September 2016)
Slayer, Testament and Carcass (March 2016):
Metal Injection covers our visit with Slayer, Testament and Carcass snuggling our adoptable puppies! You will melt at the sweetness of tough metal guys cooing over our furry friends.
Charlie Puth (November 2015):
Meg Myers (October 2015):
Tove Lo (October 2015):
Mark Lanegan & Jeff Fielder (Macefield Festival- October 2015):
Grimes (October 2015):
Hell’s Belles (September 2015):
Hometown Throwdown (September 2015):
Alex from Big & Rich
Alex, wearing our shirt on stage!
Bumbershoot (Sept 2015):
Pain In The Grass (August 2015):
Summer Camp (August 2015):
Volbeat & Anthrax (July 2015):
George Takei (June 2014)- We were fortunate enough to actually have an appointment with the most desired guy (in more ways than one?) at Pride Fest 2014. He was so excited about meeting kitty George Takei, but Brad said they probably shouldn’t adopt the kitty right then and there. We were so glad he was so excited to meet the kitty- and thankfully, George the kitty, was not scared at all by the noise and chaos!
Jackson Galaxy of My Cat From Hell (May 2014)- Jackson signed a signature guitar case for our Cat Lounge! It is proudly displayed, along with some pics of us with him- and even him with our Motley Zoo-mobile!
Mastodon (May 2014)
ZZ Top (March 2014): We were lucky enough to get to hang with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top for a bit before their show. He told us some pretty cool stories and graciously let Legs (the kitty), eat the remainder of his dinner! Oddly enough she liked the vegetarian food he chose. Good times!
The Head and the Heart (Feb 2014): We quickly sneaked in snuggle session/ photo shoot just after sound check where the band got to meet Ghost the pup (named after one of their songs), and 2 kitties. They were all so enamored and elated with the surprise- it was really cute to see.
Phillip Anselmo & The Illegals (Jan 2014): We were so happy to meet the legendary “Phil” Anselmo and his awesome band. He instantly turned into a super softie with a puppy in his hands and the band members were all pretty amused with the idea that these kids were named after them! This was definitely a great night for people and pups alike!
X (Dec 2013): Our kitty X, meets up with the real, live legends in the band for some ol’ school punk rock and rockabilly with The Blasters. Truly an honor to meet them- and they can still ROCK!
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Mary Lambert (Dec 2013): Kittens Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert and Thriftshop welcome the super stars home from a long tour! It was funny because we’re pretty sure Mack had never held a cat before- and we like to think we inspired him to find Cairo, his beloved little kitty (who is now nearly as famous)! We were actually asked to help in the process of finding him a kit, but within a day, he had found her already, so it was meant to be!
High on Fire (Dec 2013): Samsara, Frost Hammer, Mysteriis and Remus meet the guys from High on Fire. They were so happy for some furry fun and clearly were thrilled that the kitties were there to see them!
KMFDM (Nov 2013): The members of KMFDM are some of my very favorite people on the planet! We certainly dearly miss them when they are gone- and are so grateful for their return. Here, the kitties Sasha, Lucia and Annabella meet the real, live people- certainly a spotlight moment to find out there’s a kitty named after you, when you’re just a little girl!
Red Fang (Nov 2013): We named our kitties Red Fang, Malverde, Night Destroyer and Undertow and brought them to meet the guys. They were so excited and their faces show it! These Portland guys are so nice- and the band ROCKS!
Slayer (Nov 2013): Paul, Kerry and his wife Ayesha, were kind enough to meet our little band of metal head felines as they played backstage with the staff! This was a pretty awesome and legendary meeting. Turns out the Kings are quite the animal enthusiasts themselves- comeplete with their own zoo at home.
October 31, 2013: Hell’s Belles and HalloQueen play a benefit concert for Motley Zoo and meet their namesakes!
August 29, 2013: Kittens Gin & Juice meet the ultimate rapper, Snoop Dogg!
August 28, 2013: Doyle the cat meets namesake Doyle, from the Misfits (and now playing with Danzig). They didn’t meet Danzig but he signed a picture of kitten Glenn’s likeness.
July 30, 2013: Kittens Ian and Billy, have a brush with their namesakes!
July 12, 2013: Our kittens Tim and Adina, named after Rancid’s members and their songs, meet the band! (Matt and Lars had already found homes!)