Mark Wahlberg and His Canine CoStar From ‘Arthur the King’ Promote Pet Adoption in New Video

In the upcoming movie, Arthur the King, Mark Wahlberg is starring alongside human actors Simu Liu, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Bear Grylls (as himself). But the real star is Ukai, the canine actor playing “Arthur the King,” who is based on a real-life dog of the same name.

Mark Wahlberg and Arthur the king dog pet adoption video for Best Friends Animal Society
Credit: Best Friends Animal Society/YouTube

The real Arthur was a stray dog in Ecuador, who ended up joining a team in a 435-mile endurance race called the Adventure Racing Wolrd Championship in 2014. Wahlberg plays the role of Mikael Lindnord, the team leader who brought Arthur along and ended up adopting him.

Wahlberg and this very good boy sat down to promote pet adoption, on behalf of Best Friends Animal Society. With this incredible true story being about how a stray can overcome the odds and become a global inspiration – It’s the perfect chance to promote pet adoption, which is so great to see!

For our feature on the true story of “Arthur the King,” click here.

Arthur the King on his adventure through Ecuador in 2014
Credit: Peak Performance Adventure Racing Team
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