Adopting a pet is the best way to own a pet, and you don’t need an animal welfare activist to tell you that. If you look around, especially in India, there are innumerable stray cats, dogs, and birds who loiter around the streets looking for scraps of food and water. Infact, animal lovers and welfare NGOs have helped animals by participating in the #PledgeABowl initiative this year, to help the urban stray this summer, by providing bowls of water, so that they don’t die of dehydration. All of these helpless animals need a home. Here to lead by example, these celebrities dismissed the concept of buying a pet from a breeder, and instead chose to adopt a pet that needed a loving home.
Have a look at your favourite celebrities with their unbelievably cute rescue animals:
George Clooney and Einstein
Clooney has already adopted his third dog, but his rescued cocker spaniel Einstein is closest to his heart.
Anne Hathaway and Kenobi
Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman have a new addition to their family – Kenobi.
Sandra Bullock and her 3 rescues
Poppy, a Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix with three legs. Ruby, a two-legged Chihuahua, and BeBe (not pictured), a Chihuahua that’s missing an eye.
Hilary Swank with Rumi and Kai
A strong animal rights activist, she is co-producing Fox’s Cause for Paws: an all star dog special show.
Jennifer Aniston and Sophie
Jennifer gave Sophie, a pitbull, a beautiful home.
Miley Cyrus and Milky
This is Miley’s adorable white rescue pitbull named Milky.
Ryan Reynolds and Baxter
He fell in love with Baxter when he visited a dog shelter in Texas.
Charlize Theron and Tucker
A passionate animal welfare activist, she has adopted at least 4 rescue dogs.
Ariana Grande and Toulouse
Toulouse’s life changed after Ariana Grande adopted him from an animal shelter home.
Ed Sheeran and Graham
Here’s another cat person. Ed Sheeran adopted little Graham, and even made a Twitter account for him!
Selena Gomez and Baylor
Baylor is Selena Gomez’s 6th rescue pup.
Orlando Bloom and Sidi
He found Sidi while shooting for a film in Africa.
Miranda Lambert and her six rescues
We sure have a dog lover here. Miranda adopted 3 of them from a shelter home, and she found the other 3 in various places.
John Legend and Penny
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen added Penny, a three-legged pup to their family full of dogs.
We can all learn from these celebrities who chose to adopt rather than buy, and look to adopt our own community of stray animals, to help them in any way that we can.