The Olate Dogs. This was an act on America’s Got Talent 2012 I was hesitant about before it began, but in the end, was pleasantly surprised. Here’s the audition:
The judges (and audience) seemed to be very impressed. Howie and Sharon both said it was the most amazing animal act they had ever seen. I decided to do a bit of searching to find the story behind the Olate Dogs. The appearance on America’s Got Talent isn’t the first time they’ve been seen, that’s for sure.
Richard and Rebecca Olate run dog housing in Houston, Texas, and Richard trains and creates entertaining shows with some of the dogs. He has been featured on shows like the Today Show, Regis and Kelly, and 60 Minutes. In addition, The Olates have traveled around the world, performing in circuses and other performances.
As I perused in the Internet and their Facebook page, I found them to already have tons of adoring fans. To put it simply, they are pretty popular. I think the act tonight was pretty cool, and I look forward to seeing how far they make it to AGT. Have any of you seen them perform? Do you think this is a million dollar act?