Uggie’s Retirement Party Is Coming Up

Uggie, the dog from the film "The Artist", arrives at the first annual Golden Collar Awards, February 13, 2012 at the Century Plaza Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles, California. The Golden Collar Awards celebrates “Best Achievement in Acting” by Hollywood’s canine actors in five different categories. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

The Artist wonder-dog Uggie was set to retire in January, but duty kept calling in the form of Nintendo marketing campaigns and Oscar ceremony cameos. Now he finally means it: Uggie has set a retirement party for June 26, when he will plant his paws in the cement in front of L.A.'s Chinese Theatre to promote the DVD/Blu-ray release of The Artist. (A loyal worker to the end, that Uggie.)