26 Celebrities Who Adopted Their Adorable Pups
Sunday is a very exciting day. Not only is it the biggest day of the year for football, but dog-lovers everywhere can revel in two full hours of puppies playing together in a miniature football stadium. Puppy Bowl XII kicks off at 3p.m. EST on Animal Planet and carries on the tradition of promoting animal rescue and the adoption of cute homeless puppies with, lets be honest, unbelievable cuteness
These dogs from shelters all over the country have the opportunity to show off their canine charm and hopefully gain interest from a loving family. Adopting from shelters has become way more mainstream in recent years, as celebrities like Hilary Swank, Jane Lynch, and Kaley Cuoco promote animal adoption.
Just a few months ago, one of Hollywood's cutest couples gained another member, when George and Amal Clooney adopted a four-year-old basset hound named Millie from a California shelter. Recently, Liam Hemsworth became even more desirable (because who doesn't love a guy and his man's best friend) when he adopted another rescue dog in addition to his first dog and #TrueLove, Tani.
Persuaded to adopt yet? If not, check out these celebrities who have decided to add a rescue pup (or two!) to their family.
Olivia Munn and Frank
The actress and her boyfriend Aaron Rodgers adopted a new puppy named Frank, and shared the exciting news on Instagram. "Meet Frank Rodgers. Frankie for short. Mr. Frank for business meetings," she wrote in the caption. "SOOO much love to Sasha from @loveleorescue for rescuing this sweet pup. We are so excited to have a brother for Chance! #adoptdontshop."
Tom Brady and Fluffy
Amanda Seyfried and Finn
Amanda Seyfried's Instagram is basically covered in adorable photos with her best friend - her Australian Shepherd, Finn who she rescued from Best Friends Animal Society.
John Legend and Penny
The singer and his wife, Chrissy Teigen adopted Penny, a little three-legged pup to add to their growing pack of bulldogs.
George Clooney, Amal, Millie and Louie
Chelsea Handler, Tammy and Chunk
The comedienne adopted her second dog, Tammy as a sister to her rescue chow mix, Chunk, who was a regular on her late night TV show.
Andy Cohen and Wacha
The talk show host adopted his beagle Wacha, but he claims Wacha rescued him. Aww - or should I say, Paww!
Hilary Swank, Rumi and Kai
The Academy-award winning actress has adopted both of her pups from shelters, works with countless animal advocacy groups, and started her own organization, the Hilaroo Foundation.
Bradley Cooper and Charlotte
The former 'Sexiest Man Alive' adopted his dog, Charlotte from Much Love Animal Rescue where she was rescued from the streets of Compton.
Jane Lynch, Olivia and Benjamin
Lynch shows off her rescue dogs Olivia, a senior Lhasa Apso and Benjamin, a Belgian shepherd often at events like Fox's Paws for Cause.
Lauren Conrad's dogs, Chloe and Fitz
Conrad adopted Fitz from a high-kill shelter after she decided her first rescue dog Chloe needed a friend. The pawtners-in-crime are almost as fashionable as their famous mom.
Ian Somerhalder and Nietzsche
The blue-eyed actor has a love for animals unlike any other. His adopted pup, Nietzsche is always spotted by his side, hiking and spreading the word about animal rescue.
Ruby Rose and Ru
The OITNB star is a major animal lover with multiple rescued dogs and cats. Here she is with her similarly named pup, Ru.
Nikki Reed and Ira
Reed and her husband Ian Somerhalder are famously active in animal welfare. They adopted this German Shepherd Ira along with the other members of their #dogsquad.
Lena Dunham and Lamby
Lamby is basically one of the Girls—the adopted mutt is the star of her Instagram account and famous for his "human-like eyes."
Zooey Deschanel, Dot and Zelda
The quirky actress adopted the pair of adorable pooches from Los Angeles's Bill Foundation in 2013.
Emmy Rossum and Pepper
Rossum has a whole family of adopted pets: Cinnamon, a teacup Yorkshire terrier; Fiona, a cat named after her character on Shameless; and Pepper, a terrier-Havanese mix!
Selma Blair and Ducky
The American Crime Story actress adopted her senior Chihuahua mix, Ducky from Best Friends Animal Society.
Miranda Lambert and two rescue pups
The country singer has six rescue dogs of her own, but also helps hundreds more through her organization MuttNation Foundation and shelter, Redemption Ranch.
Zac Efron and Chappelle
What's more adorable than Zac Efron? Zac Efron adopting a tiny black puppy from an animal shelter. Swoon.
Ariana Grande and Toulouse
Grande adopted Toulouse from an animal shelter, and his life has never been the same. The four-legged guy has even modeled for Coach alongside Lady Gaga's pup!
Miley Cyrus and Milky
Cyrus recently added a new pup to her dog squad, a white rescue pit bull named Milky whom she named her tour after.
Kaley Cuoco and Loretta
The Big Bang Theory actress has alway been a huge supporter of animal rescue, adopting multiple dogs and being an advocate for pit bulls like her girl Loretta, above.
Zosia Mamet and Moose
Allison Williams and Moxie
Another Girls star took the plunge and adopted her super fluffy golden retreiver mix on National Puppy Day in 2015 from North Shore Animal League.
Oliva Munn and Chance
Munn and her resuced Cavalier King Charles Spaniel go almost everywhere together - inluding photo shoots!