18 Pawsitively Adorable Rescue Pets With Famous Owners
From Paris Hilton going shopping in Beverly Hills with her Chihuahua in her purse to Ariana Grande bringing her winking dog Toulouse to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to most recently Sarah Paulson letting her puppy sit on her lap during the Golden Globe Awards, these dogs are just as beloved as their famous owners. To say they're living the dream is an understatement — all of them are rescues, too. While everyone on this list could easily afford to buy enough pets to fill a zoo, these celebrities chose to adopt instead of shop, and gave their pets a forever home. Ahead, check out 18 stars who are proud parents to rescue pets.
Remember that scene in Gifted, where Chris Evans's character visits a dog pound? As it turns out, Chris fell in love with one of the dogs, Dodger, and decided to give him a home. "I was walking up and down the aisles and saw this one dude, and he didn't belong there," Chris told People. "I snagged him and he's such a good dog."
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Whoopi Goldberg's rescue cat Verrazano, nicknamed Vinny, was found shortly after being abandoned on the Verrazzano Bridge in New York. When the cat appeared on The View, Whoopi couldn't help but adopt him.
Whiskey's tragic car accident left him with three legs and no family until Kristen Bell came to his rescue. According to Kristen, "the girls adore him, and Dad lovingly tolerates him."
Kaley Cuoco is a known animal-lover and shares her Coachella Valley farm with a large pack of dogs, all of whom are rescues. She says she won't reveal the exact number in case it's illegal, but Kaley and her husband regularly foster dogs, and recently adopted a Chihuahua named Dumpy. "I wanted to go on this new adventure of fostering," she told Femestella. "I saw a picture of this dog who can't really walk, he's very overweight, he's old, his teeth are falling out. I'm like, that's the one I want!"
Dua Lipa and her boyfriend, Anwar Hadid (Gigi and Bella Hadid's brother), adopted a rescue puppy named Dexter, whom they describe as their "tiny best friend."
Lucy Hale insists she's not a regular dog mom, she's a cool dog mom. Her fur babies are a maltipoo named Elvis and a rescue named Ethel, who is Elvis's mini-me.
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed adopted their cat Sohalia, who was mislabeled as feral at the shelter, back in 2014. The couple have two cats and regularly foster kittens. "I've learn to smile through cleaning endless amounts of poop and pee," he told People.
Alison Brie and Dave Franco
Dave Franco and Alison Brie rescued two kitten siblings, Otis Henry Franco and Mad Maxine Fury Road, from Mae Day Rescue. According to Alison, it didn't take long to fall in love with them.
If you've ever scrolled through @HiltonPets on Instagram, you know that Paris Hilton is always surrounded by her dogs, both fostered and adopted. According to Nylon, at one point she was taking care of 30 at a time. Currently she has a rescue miniature pinscher named Dollar, whose siblings are Peter Pan, Mugsy, Dolce, Prada, Harajuku Bitch, Marilyn Monroe, Prince Baby Bear, Prince Hilton the Pom, and Princess Paris Jr.
Right around the time of the death of their family pet Pepper, Reese Witherspoon's daughter, Ava Phillippe, brought home a rescue adopted from Best Friends Animal Society in Utah. "Even though we just entered each other's lives, I feel like I've known Benji forever," Ava said of their connection.
When Selena Gomez took in foster puppy Daisy, she had no idea if Daisy would get along with her dog Winnie, whom she adopted a year prior. Soon after, Selena decided to keep her. "I know a few friends who are fostering right now just to give animals a safe place. But I couldn't help it. I have to keep her," Selena told Elle.
Before Zac Efron came into her life, Tilly, whom Zac renamed Maca, was set to be euthanized. Zac originally intended to foster her, but decided to give her a forever home instead.