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They say that every dog has his day, and Monday was that day for Uggie.
Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier who starred alongside Jean Dujardin in the Oscar-winning film, The Artist, left his paw prints alongside those of Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, and Johnny Depp outside of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
Reuters reports that the dog, who was dressed in a black bow tie, became the first dog to have his paw prints immortalized in front of the famed theatre.
Uggie’s celebration also marked the dog’s retirement from the movies. In addition to The Artist, the canine also appeared in Mr. Fix It, as well as appearing along with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in Water For Elephants.
While Uggie will no longer be appearing in films, he is still going to be making guest appearances at charity events, according to The Associated Press.
"Everybody thinks I am great trainer. I don't think so. I think he is just a great dog," said Uggie’s trainer, Omar von Muller.
Von Muller also took the time to encourage pet adoption saying, "The main message that Uggie would like to send to everybody out there is to please adopt. He's adopted. He made it. If you guys can adopt a dog, even if they don't make it on the big screen, they'll be big stars at your house."
After dipping his paws in cement, the dog dipped them in ink to autograph several DVD and Blu-ray copies of The Artist.
In addition to being the first dog to be immortalized at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, June 25 was also declared Uggie Day in Los Angeles.
Within the last year, the canine actor was bestowed several other honors, including the 2011 Palm Dog at the Cannes Film Festival and in February was awarded the Golden Collar Award.
Uggie can be seen in The Artist, which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture at the 2012 Oscars. The movie will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday.