Jennifer Aniston Named Puppy With Justin Theroux After Sophie's Choice

Celebrity News Feb. 25, 2012 AT 10:45AM
Jennifer Aniston Named Puppy With Justin Theroux After Sophie's Choice Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have a "new member" in their family.

"We have a little puppy, Sophie, a rescue," Aniston, 43, said on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Friday. "A little pit boxer."

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Aniston and Theroux, 40, decided to adopt after Aniston's "extreme animal activist" pal called her up and said 10 puppies were "left in a box in front of a shelter."

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"Sophie came up to us, and that was sort of a big indicator of they choose you," the Wanderlust actress said. "We were there for three hours, and I'm telling you, I was almost walking out with three puppies. It's so hard. That's why we named her Sophie, because it was Sophie's Choice. I was crying -- it was so hard."

Aniston added that she and Theroux are currently crate training Sophie, "but she doesn't love" being "trapped in a cage."

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"I have a white German Shepherd, Dolly, and she loves her crate. We were a little nervous about them getting along," Aniston admitted. "Dolly doesn't have a create anymore but she loved it. Somehow she walked her way into Sophie's crate, which is tiny. . . It was good because Sophie was like, 'I love going wherever you go.' They slept there together the whole night."

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