9 Celebs That Know the Best Dogs Are Rescue Dogs
When it comes to our favorite celebrities, we love to hear how they are just like us. They eat their veggies, cheer at soccer games, and they even get caught without makeup. If you have seen a celebrity pictured out and about with their favorite four-legged canines, you may be thinking they paid top dollar for the dog. You will be surprised to know that many of your favorite stars, just like you, have welcomed a rescue pet into their home. So, if you see a diamond studded collar on a dog walking beside your favorite star, keep in mind, it may have come from more modest roots. Below we have rounded up a list of nine celebrities who know that the best dogs are rescue dogs.
George and Amal Clooney
Oscar-winning actor, director, and producer George Clooney adopted dog Millie from the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. Millie is a four-year-old basset hound who was rescued on October 28th from the back of a Mexican restaurant in San Gabriel, CA. Although she still loves Mexican food, Millie now enjoys the comforts of Clooney’s many mansions.
Charlize Theron is an A-list actress and film producer who is an avid animal activist. Theron has adopted several rescue dogs over the years. Her most recent rescue dog, Tucker, is her fourth rescue. Tucker is now featured on PETA ads with Theron.
Chrissy Teigan and John Legend
American model Chrissy Teigan and Grammy award winning singer John Legend adopted Penny, an abused three-legged bulldog. Penny joined their two other dogs Pippa and Puddy. Legend brought Penny home from South Carolina and ever since, the famous couple has been showering her with love.
Hillary Swank is an Academy Award-winning actress and producer that passionately advocates the ‘adopt don’t shop’ movement. To further support rescued animals, she started an organization, the Hilaroo Foundation. Swank has two rescue dogs, Karoo and Rumi, who are often seen traveling with her to shoot locations.
Academy Award-winning actor and producer Bradley Cooper is a devoted dog lover who has recently adopted rescue dog, Charlotte, at a Santa Ana adoption drive. Charlotte is a Chow/Retriever mix who enjoys traveling with Bradley whenever possible, in 2012 she even was featured on Live! With Kelly. Cooper plans to adopt another rescue as soon as possible.
Actress and Singer Ariana Grande works with organizations like Barkbox and the Humane Society to help spread awareness for homeless animals. In addition to her charity work, she has a brood of rescue pups of her own. While on tour in Tulsa, she adopted a Yorkie named Strauss. The pup joins, Touluse Grande, a Chihuahua rescued from a shelter who is now the face of the high-end accessories line, Coach Pups.
Drew Barrymore is an actress, producer, author, and director who has a history of rescuing dogs. Her recent rescue, Oliver, was found outside of an East Valley Shelter in a box with his brothers and sisters. Oliver was later taken to a special charity where Barrymore adopted him.
Star of the hit television show, “The Big Bang Theory,” Kaley Cuoco, is a passionate advocate for animal rescue and pet adoption. Cuoco has four rescue pets of her own. Her most recent adoption is a puppy named Ruby whom she adopted from the West Valley animal shelter.
TV actor, Ian Somerhalder, best known for his roles in Lost and The Vampire Diaries, is a passionate animal advocate. He rescued his beloved dog, Nietzsche, from behind the television lot. Nietzsche joins his family of over nine pets, and together they spread the word about homeless animals and pet adoption through the Ian Somerhalder Foundation.
This short list barely covers the amount of celebrities who have utilized their platforms to promote an affection for animal adoption. They serve as animal ambassadors and further spread the message that by adopting from a shelter or rescue group, every dog can have a loving home.