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2022 One Show - Film

It's What We'd Want If We Were Pets

Agency Droga5 / New York + Petco + Dummy / New York + The Mill / New York

Client Petco


Television & VOD / Short Form - Series

Annual ID


About the Work

For over half a century, Petco has been a trusted source for pet supplies and knowledge. But over the years, the brand has gotten lost in the clutter of the pet-care category. The ambition was to reintroduce Petco to the world as the health and wellness company for pets. The thing is, at first glance, pet health and wellness is something that can easily be dismissed as intimidating or overwhelming. This is largely because it’s hard, as humans, to know what our pets really need. So how do we help people not dismiss the idea? The answer was simple: help people put themselves in their pets’ shoes and consider pet well-being as they would their own. A series of films titled “It’s What We’d Want If We Were Pets” disrupt the conventions of the pet category by replacing pets with people to talk about all five dimensions of health that actually matter to the well-being of our pets. From physical health, like proper nutrition and exercise, to mental health, and the signs and solutions to help. The absurdity of people personifying pets allowed us to very simply explain to pet parents what the best health and wellness looks like—and how Petco can help provide the same level of care they’d expect for themselves. Each film in the series unfolds with absurdity, as people talk about their wants and needs in strange ways, until you realize at the end of the films that instead of watching a human speak, you’ve been listening to a dog. A cat. Or a fish. The punch line being a reveal of pets now sitting where people were previously positioned.

2022 Awards

Total Points: 3




Droga5 / New York

Client / Brand


Production Company

Dummy / New York

Music / Sound Production Company

Heard City / New York
Found Objects / New York

Post Production Company

The Mill / New York

Chief Executive Officer

Ron Coughlin

Animal Safety

American Humane Society / New York


Arcade / New York


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