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11 Celebrities Who Adopted Rescue Dogs And Gave Them Best Lives

Adopting or rescuing an animal is the best thing you can do for them.

A stray animal spends most or all of its life trying to find a forever home and a family that will love and shelter it. Adopting a dog can completely change your life. Not only will it feel morally nice to give a doggo a life that it deserves, but it will also bring you a lot of joy. As you know, dogs love their owners unconditionally. It is very obvious from their actions that they can not live without us. This is a kind of love that we can not find anywhere else. This is why dogs are a good option if you’re looking to adopt a pet.


Celebrities are normal humans, just like the rest of us. They can have a love for animals too. Some celebrities use their wealth and influence to help and rescue animals that need forever homes. Now, these celebrities deserve to be praised for their actions. Below is a list of 11 celebrities who adopted rescue dogs:

Zac Efron

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Maca was fostered by Zac after rescuing her from being euthanised in a kill shelter. Zac fell in love with the pit bull and decided to adopt her.

Ariana Grande


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Toulouse was adopted by Ariana Grande from an animal shelter. She is very fond of her dog and is super attached, to the point that Toulouse has been featured in her music videos, VOGUE magazine, and was a Coach model.

Ellen DeGeneres


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Ellen does a lot of work to rescue animals. She has rescued many and has her own fund called The Ellen Fund to shelter them.

’’I wish we lived in a world where caring for animals wasn’t so rare that it deserved an award. All I do is treat animals with the respect and dignity they deserve. I hope someday soon, everyone does the same,” said DeGeneres.

Andy Cohen


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Wacha was initially from a kill shelter in West Virginia. The beagle-foxhound mix was rescued and adopted by Andy Cohen from an animal shelter in New Jersey.

“There are so many great dogs available who need homes, so why buy a dog when you can help save one?” said Cohen.

Drew Barrymore


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Barrymore has so far rescued 9 dogs that make her extremely happy during her difficult times. “Life is better with dogs. Life is definitely better with rescue dogs,” she shared.

Ryan Reynolds



Ryan was actually looking for a dog for his friend when he came across Baxter. “I saw this big, dumb-looking retriever staring up at me,” he said in an interview. “I whispered to him, ‘Hey, let’s get out of here.’ And he jumped up like he spoke English fluently. He came with me, he jumped in the car, and we’ve been best buddies ever since.”

Why do people think celebrities are stuck-up, stone-cold people who can’t open up their hearts for anyone or anything? They are just like us and they love animals just as much as we do. Some of these celebrities went out of their way to set up foundations just to help animals. It is all for a good cause which proves that they have pure hearts and intentions. Scroll down below for more celebs rescuing animals:

Ian Somerhalder


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Nietzsche was rescued by Ian Somerhalder from a busy traffic street near the set of The Vampire Diaries. After rescuing her, he decided to adopt the pit bull. Nietzsche later gave birth to 5 pups that have also been adopted by people. Ian has his own foundation to help animals as well.

Chris Evans


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Chris Evans and his co-star, Dodger, have been very close since the filming of Gifted. When he found out Dodger wasn’t a working dog and is actually up for adoption, he took the opportunity and adopted him.

Lea Michele


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Lea found 6 abandoned stray kittens in the Paramount Studios lot. She kept 2 of them, namely Claude and Sheila, and the rest were adopted by her friends.

George Clooney


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This basset hound named Millie was rescued by George and Amal Clooney from the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society after she was spotted hunting for food near a restaurant.

“Millie found her forever home and the Clooneys have a new best friend,” the shelter’s social media coordinator said.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda and her dog, Finn, are pretty close. “As soon as he was mine, like 24 hours after I got him, I realized something about me needed him,” Seyfried, 33, told PEOPLE. “He completely changed my life and helped me find my solitude and my independence. When you have a lifestyle like I did when I was in my early twenties, there were no constants. It was just hard to know where I was going to be the next month because of my career,” she continued. “That’s why I got him.”

Do you know any other celebrities that have adopted rescue dogs? Share them with us in the comments below!


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