Arizona dog becomes Internet famous for his hilarious 'screaming'

Posted at 12:20 PM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 15:59:15-04

Thousands of people have fallen in love with Mo, an Arizona dog who “screams” like a person.

A compilation video of Mo “screaming” from various locations has gone viral on Facebook, garnering more than 38 million views in just a couple of weeks, KTAR reports.

Kristin Allen, Mo’s owner, said in the video that there is a difference between some of his screams. “I think it mostly sounds like a velociraptor scream,” she said. “Other times, it sounds like a woman screaming.

"And then other times he does these chirping things that make him sound like a bird.”

Allen said in the video that she found Mo about a year ago, after she saw him sitting in her cul-de-sac in Flagstaff.

She brought Mo to a nearby animal shelter in case he had a family looking for him but adopted him after no one came for him in a couple of days.

Allen said Mo’s “scream” is his way of getting attention.

“The first time he did his scream, he saw another dog and we all looked at each other like, ‘What was that?!'” she said.

She said she was unsure whether the “scream” was a sign of aggression but quickly realized that it was not.

Now, more than 57,000 people are following along with Mo’s loud journey on his Instagram, @mothescreamingstaffy.