A celeb’s best friend! When it comes to finding love in a furry friend, celebrities are just like Us. 2017 was a memorable year for adoptable pups who were lucky to find their forever homes while helping to raise awareness about shelter animals. Scroll down to see some famous faces who paired up with a canine (or two!) throughout the year.
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The TV host and fiance Keven Undergaro are constantly surrounded by furry friends and this year their hearts grew bigger with the addition of Maximus. The rescue German Shepard even has his own social media handle, @Maximus_Menounos, where he refers to his new owners as “mommy” and “daddy.”
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It was a summer of love for the supermodel as she embarked on another adventure — proud pet parent! The Victoria Secret model and her girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, named their new bundle of joy Trip. The pup has appeared in multiple pics on the model’s social media, making the perfect little sidekick.
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After the devastating loss of two of her furry best friends in a two-week span, the reality star took in a beautiful pup that looks like a life-sized stuffed animal. The dog was an owner-surrender to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hill's personal organization, The Vanderpump Dog Foundation. The cuddly canine goes by the name Binky.
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The animal advocate, who grieved the passing of her Chihuahua-Pug mix in August, cured her broken heart with a rescue Pit. Blair took home a shy dog on September 19, where she introduced him to the world in an adorable snap of her son, Arthur, and their new pet. “And it is just what we all wanted. Thank you for all the help @angelcitypits @nkla @bestfriedsanimalsociey,” she added in the post.
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Maverick Do(g)brev was welcomed into the Vampire Diaries star’s loving arms back in April — and she’s one of the cutest canines around. With a red bow to match her harness, the pup appeared to smile for the camera while her new mom documented the momentous occasion. “We stayed at this hotel called @the_pet_care_foundation for a little while, and it wasn't too bad, but I'm SO much happier where I am now. I have a yard, and toys, and a new mommy,” the introductory Instagram post read as if Mav were speaking for herself.
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After the passing of her beloved Frenchie, Beau, in early 2017, the Younger actress and son Luca were ready to open their hearts to another furry friend. In May, the former Disney star adopted a Labrador mix from Love Leo Rescue in Santa Monica and has flooded her Instagram with adorable pics of the little guy ever since.
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Doggy makes 6! The In Time actress and her fiance, Jason Sudeikis, have their hands full at home with a baby, a toddler and another dog, but that didn’t stop the couple from rescuing a 3-year-old pup. Wilde couldn’t contain her excitement while sharing the 10-pound pooch with the world. “Ladies and gentlemen, meet the heartbreaker formerly known as Maxamillion, now christened by his new human brother as Elvis Sudeikis-Wilde,” she wrote.
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Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman
The Revenge costars and real-life couple, who got engaged in May, celebrated the building of their new life together by adding a four-legged friend to their home. The actress announced the exciting news on Instagram with a photo captioned, “Meet Frankie B. our sweet little rescue pup who has stolen our hearts! Thanks, @wagsandwalks for helping this little girl find her forever home. We couldn't be happier.”
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After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, many dogs were left displaced and taken to shelters around the United States. While making an appearance on Live! With Kelly and Ryan, the Ray Donovan actor was introduced to two pups that he couldn’t resist taking home to join his family.
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
It’s been a big year for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and the “All of You” singer. The two not only announced they’re expecting their second child, but also brought home a new bulldog. The couple, who aren't shy on social media, shared their new little canine with the world while asking for help with his name. Whatever you call him, there's one thing for sure, that's one lucky little fella.
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