Sesame Street is introducing Tango, Elmo’s adopted puppy

Sesame Workshop on Tuesday revealed a brand-new homeowner: Tango, Elmo’s embraced young puppy.

Tango will be presented formally in “Furry Friends Forever: Elmo Gets a Puppy,” a 30-minute unique debuting August 5 on HBO Max. (HBO Max and CNN share moms and dad business WarnerMedia.)

In advancement for 2 years, according to a Sesame Workshop news release, Tango “will show preschoolers how to meet a new animal, gently play with and brush a pet, teach new tricks, give baths, and, most especially, show love and affection for their furry friends.”

Tango’s launching might be viewed as prompt, as numerous households welcomed brand-new family pets into the fold throughout the pandemic — a pattern that appears to be going strong, according to PetPoint, which collects information from more than 1,100 animal companies in the U.S.

In Might 2021, more than 32,000 pet dogs were embraced, which was a 16.7% boost from the previous year, PetPoint discovered. The variety of pet dogs gave up to animal well-being companies, nevertheless, is likewise up, with 15,420 so-called owner surrenders in May 2021 — a boost of 23.9% from May 2020.

The strategies are for Tango, on the other hand, to remain.

Sesame Workshop stated the puppy will be “a mainstay in future Sesame Street content,” permitting “for consistent modeling of safe behavior and age-appropriate help with a pet,” a release stated.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.