It seems to be coming a bit of fashion among Hollywood’s celebrities to adopt abandoned and injured dogs. Maybe they are doing it to show the public their compassion or perhaps these celebs really are kind hearted.
1. Atticus – Adopted by Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal and his best friend Atticus have been inseparable since they first found each other at an LA shelter many years ago.
2. Baylor – Adopted by Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber
Taking a break from their busy schedules, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber stopped by an animal rescue center and decided to take home a new friend. After hours of deliberating, they walked out with a brand new puppy called Baylor.
3. Baxter – Adopted by Ryan Reynolds
Meet Baxter, Ryan Reynold’s adopted pup. As if we needed another reason to fall in love with Ryan.
4. Thurmen Murmen – Adopted by Rachel Bilson
Rachel Bilson’s got tons of love for all of her pups. And over the years, she’s taken in quite a few of them from rescue centers, but her most loyal companion remains the darling Thurman Merman.
5. Tucker – Adopted by Charlize Theron
Meet the love of Charlize Theron’s life, her adopted buddy, Tucker!
6. Kola – Adopted by Kellan Lutz
Kella Lutz adopted Kola a few years ago and has since worked closely with PETA to raise awareness for pet adoption.
7. Tiffany – Adopted by Joey Lawrence
When Joey met Tiffany it was love at first sight. While filming a movie in Australia, he stopped by a local shelter and spotted a true jewel: a female black Labrador-Australian heeler mix. He then made it his mission to get her back home with him no matter what the cost. Today, Joey and TIffany are living happily ever after.
8. Wink – Adopted by Selma Blair
Selma Blair is one actress who chose to adopt her best friend. Selma also has a passion for animal advocacy. She’s also a regular volunteer at the Lange Foundation in L.A. where she helps care for injured and disabled pups.
9. Lila – Adopted by Kate Bosworth
While in Morocco filming “The Girl in the Park,” Kate Bosworth found a dog living on the streets. So she brought Lila back home with her, and the two have been best buds since.
10. Karoo and Rumi – Adopted by Hillary Swank
Hilary Swank loves animals so much that she even works at animal adoption centers. And her adopted pals definitely get to enjoy the perks of having a famous mommy, as they travel with her everywhere and sometimes get cameos in her films.
11. Ziggy And Charlie – Adopted by Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton loves doggies so much that she’s adopted two! — Ziggy and Charlie — who go everywhere she does!
12. Sidi – Adopted by Orlando Bloom
While filming “The Kingdom of Heaven,” Orlando Bloom also found his best friend. He adopted a black Saluki mix while he was in Africa and the dog has stayed by his side since.
13. Poppy & Ruby – Adopted by Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock is another celebrity who has elected to adopt her dogs from rescue groups and shelters. So far, her clan includes Poppy, a tripod, and Ruby, a two-legged Chihuahua (both shown above).
14. Foxy – Adopted by Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey and his adopted Australian cattle dog Foxy make quite a dashing pair.
15. Pixie – Adopted by Wynonna Judd
Wynonna Judd, a huge supporter of animal adoption, shares her Nashville ranch with her numerous best friends, including Pixie, a Rat Terrier who suffers from arthritis. Judd adopted Pixie from Animal Haven in New York City in May 2003 while she was helping promote National Arthritis Month.
16. Einstein – Adopted by George Clooney
Clooney may not be ready to settle down with a lady, but that doesn’t mean he’s not ready to commit to a furry friend. Clooney’s recently adopted hound Einstein has totally won over his heart.
17. Charlie – Adopted by Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne met her rescue pup Charlie at a charity auction to benefit Holly’s HollyRod Foundation. Not only did Charlie find a great home, but he also raised over $10k for Autism. Double win!
18. Francis – Adopted By Jane Lynch
Meet Francis, Lynch’s newest addition to her growing clan of rescue pets.
19. A Pack Of Retired Greyhounds – Adopted by Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor may come off as a badass, but he’s got a much softer side when it comes to his Greyhounds. Trent is an avid animal lover and longtime supporter of rescuing retired greyhounds.
20. George – Adopted by Ryan Gosling
What’s sexier than adopting a dog? Ryan gosling adopting a dog. This heart-throb adopted his shaggy dog George when he saw him at the Los Angeles Pound in 2000.