10 Kind-Hearted Celebrities Who Adopted Their Pets

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With so many animals in need of a loving family, every person who makes a choice to adopt a pet instead of buying one from a breeder, does a great thing. And when this person is a celebrity, thousands of their followers are exposed to this wonderful idea and think about adopting a cat or a dog from a shelter, following the good example of their favorite singer or actor.

Here at Bright Side, we want to tell you about 10 celebrities who made many cats, dogs, and even horses happier by giving them forever homes and loving families.

1. Amanda Seyfried

If you look through the Instagram account of Amanda Seyfried, you’ll probably notice how strong the bond between the actress and her rescue pup Finn is. Amanda shares dozens of pictures of her and Finn together, and the dog even has an Instagram account of his own. In one of her interviews, Amanda confessed that Finn helped her battle the anxiety she had at the beginning of her acting career.

2. Ian Somerhalder

Together with Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder is raising many adopted cats and dogs. Through his foundation, Ian is also encouraging more and more people to adopt animals and protect the environment. If you open the front page of the foundation’s website, you’ll have a chance to read some wonderful rescue stories that’ll restore your hope in humanity and in a better world around us.

3. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is a big animal lover. The singer has not just one, but a whole pack of rescue dogs. Every now and then she’s seen walking her lovely doggos, and you can find a whole bunch of their photos on her Instagram account.

4. Liam Hemsworth

The star of The Hunger Games also takes care of rescued dogs. One of them is a dog named Dora. Liam adopted Dora from a shelter a few years ago, together with his ex-wife Miley Cyrus. Dora frequently appears on Liam’s social media, and the actor calls her his best friend.

5. Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is now the “father” of 2 dogs — a retriever named Baxter, and a mixed breed pup named Billie. Ryan literally saved Baxter while he was looking for a dog for his friend. The dog just looked Ryan straight in the heart, so he decided to take the dog with him and the 2 have been inseparable ever since.

6. Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank is another celebrity who has a whole pack of rescued pups. Apart from adopting, Hilary is also an advocate for animals. She takes part in different projects that celebrate rescued animals, making people aware of the problem of abandoned pets and promoting adoption.

7. Nina Dobrev

In 2017, Nina adopted a rescue puppy named Maverick. Nina also created a personal Instagram account for her new friend. The 2 ladies often post their cute selfies there, and show the world how they love spending time together.

8. Chrissy Teigen

Together with John Legend, Chrissy Teigen gave a forever home and endless love to a few rescued pups. For example, they adopted a 3-legged French Bulldog named Penny, and the newest rescued member of their family is a poodle named Petey that they adopted from a shelter.

9. Simon Cowell

In 2019, Simon Cowell adopted a rescue dog that he named Daisy, from Barbados. Daisy became one of the whole family of dogs that Simon has, and he is always happy to show Daisy and his other pooches to the world by posting their black-and-white shots on his Instagram account.

10. Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco is a big animal lover and she’s already rescued a lot of them, including dogs and horses. In 2017, Kaley added one more member to her family of adopted friends — a mini dwarf pony named Shmooshy, who also has a personal Instagram account. Shmooshy looks happy in the pictures with Kaley, and is probably living her best life.

Do you know people who’ve adopted their pets from shelters? Or maybe you are that person? Share your happy stories and photos of your pet adoptions in the comments!

Preview photo credit iansomerhalder / Instagram


I think this is the best way of getting a dog, not only is it cheaper.. but the dog will also be thankful (if you take care of it of course!)
Good examples! More people should adopt animals from a shelter
I'm surprised Chris Evans isn't on here, there was an article about him earlier talking about his dogs ?

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