Toyota Venza ad featuring “Love Lost” and a cute terrier dog

If you’ve been watching TV lately, you might have seen this new ad from Toyota.

The ad is titled “Lifesaver” and portrays the Toyota Venza as a lifesaver when it comes to doing the things you need to do, like tracking down a lost dog. I, for one, can confirm that some dogs DO run away when it thunders! One of mine will even dig under my backyard fence to try escaping the loud booms.

For more about Toyota’s hybrid SUV, this article is short, sweet, and insightful. As for the ad itself, the song used is called “Love Lost” by The Temper Trap. The full length music video is at the bottom of this post. The band formed in 2005 and released this song in early 2010. The song was also part of the soundtrack for the movie No Strings Attached. That’s the one with Ashton Kutcher, NOT Justin Timberlake. I always get those movies confused (Justin’s movie is Friends with Benefits).

The commercial was created by Saatchi & Saatchi, a London-based ad agency.

The star of the 30-second spot is a dog which looks to be some sort of terrier, one of the top breeds in London (where the ad agency is based). Perhaps a cross-breed of a border terrier and a bull terrier? Just a guess.

-Out of the Wilderness

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