1. Jennifer Aniston adopted a new rescue pup during the (ᴄ.ᴏ.ʀᴏɴᴀ.ᴠ.ɪ.ʀ ᴜ.s) ᴘᴀɴᴅᴇᴍɪᴄ.
Aniston announced the adoption of her insanely cute rescue pup, Lord Chesterfield, on Instagram on October 11, writing, “Hi! I’d like to introduce to you the newest member of our family….this is (a very tired) Lord Chesterfield. He stole my heart immediately. A HUGE thank you to @wagmorpets for the incredible work you do. Grateful you take such great care of these rescues and find them their forever homes.”
2. Jon and Tracey Stewart have found homes for numerous rescue animals on their farm in New Jersey.
Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey, operate the 45-acre Hockhockson Farm Foundation, where they re-home rescued farm animals with the hopes of preventing animal ᴀʙᴜse, among other initiatives.
The duo has taken in numerous farm animals, most notably a pair of goats spotted on the N Line subway tracks in Brooklyn, New York, in 2018, and Lily, a horse who was ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇd in its auction stable in 2016. (She has since passed.)
3. Ed Sheeran rescued a 1-month-old kitten from being put down.
In 2014 Ed Sheeran introduced the world to his adorable kitten, Graham, on Twitter, writing “So basically this one-month-old kitten was gonna get put down so I adopted him and called him Graham. Just bought Graham a bed and snacks,” according to the Mirror. Graham had a brief stint as a social media star after Ed made his fur baby a Twitter account — despite no new Tweets since 2014, it stɪʟʟ has over 52,000 followers.
4. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas adopted their third dog, a rescue, during the (ᴘᴀɴᴅᴇᴍɪᴄ).
Priyanka announced her and Nick’s latest canine child to the world in an August 8 Instagram post reading, “Our new family portrait! Welcome to the family, Panda! We adopted this little rescue (soon he won’t be so little) just a few weeks ago. We can’t be sure but he seems to be a Husky Australian Shepard mix…. and those eyes… and the ears!!!”
Panda the puppy joins his siblings Diana and Gino — if you need a distraction from everything happening in the world, you can keep up with all three on their Instagram pages.
5. Ariana Grande has adopted 10 — that’s right, 10 — rescue dogs.
Grande, a vegan, is vocal about her love of animals and has participated in multiple philanthropic initiatives, including partnering with BarkBox to bring adoptable dogs to shows on her Honeymoon Tour and paying the adoption fees, according to Bɪʟʟboard. As well to her dogs, she has adopted one emotional support pig, Piggy Smalls.
In 2015 she told Bɪʟʟboard, “I got involved with dog rescues by simply loving animals. Dogs are the most harmless, sweetest babes in the world. They show nothing but unconditional love, so they deserve that in return … The thought of a sweet, loving angel going without a home or being ᴋɪʟʟed simply because there’s no one who wɪʟʟ come and claim him is heartbreaking. I want to help spread the word as much as I can.”
6. Oprah Winfrey
According to Oprah Magazine, Winfrey has had over 20 dogs throughout her life but right now she’s a mom of three, all of which are rescues. She adopted her cocker spaniel Sadie in 2009 fromPAWS, a no-ᴋɪʟʟ animal shelter in Chicago. A year later she returned to the shelter to adopt Lauren and Sunny, both springer spaniels.
In 2014 after the ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ of her beloved dog Sophie, Winfrey said, “Over the years I have felt the truest, purest love—the love of God, really, I imagine that’s what God’s love feels like—is the love that comes from your dog.”
7. Miley Cyrus has rescued over a dozen animals.
Miley Cyrus has owned numerous dogs and cats (and even a pig) throughout the years, many of which have been adopted rescues, but she had an extremely special connection to her rescue dog Mary Jane, who, the singer announced, has died.
She shared the news in an Instagram post along with a song, “MARYJANE5EVER,” paying tribute to her late pet. The 28-year-old singer said she wrote the songs “years ago” on the piano in her Malibu house, which was ᴅᴇsᴛʀᴏʏed in California’s 2018 ᴡɪʟᴅꜰɪʀᴇs.
“Music is my medicine. This song revolves around loss & heartᴀᴄʜᴇ. Which I am currently experiencing after Mary Jane’s passing,” Cyrus wrote in the post. “MJ was a true queen. She wore her grace, dignity & kindness like a crown. She wɪʟʟ never be forgotten and wɪʟʟ forever be missed. To know her is to love her. It has been my honor being her mom and best friend.”
In her story, Cyrus provided some additional information about the ɪʟʟness that ultimately ᴋɪʟʟed Mary Jane: “MJ was diagnosed with ᴄᴀɴᴄᴇʀ over a year ago …. & since then multiple types and ᴛᴜᴍᴏʀs. I was told it’d be an uncertain amount of time until she’s gone. Advised to spend every second savoring her special spirit…. which wasn’t anything new. I had been for 10 years.”
8. Dua Lipa and boyfriend Anwar Hadid introduced the world to their new rescue pup in August.
The “Don’t Start Now” newest addition to their family on July 31, a rescue pup adopted through the Labelle Foundation in Los Angeles. Dua Lipa shared a pic on Instagram with the caption, “our tiny best friend Dexter!!! thank you @thelabellefoundation HE’S PERFECT.”
9. Jason Mraz adopted a pair of rescue kitten sisters.
Jason Mraz adopted his first kitties Blitzen and Prancer through the San Diego Humane Society. The organization posted a picture of the singer thanking him for being the last adoption of 2013 and the first adoption of 2014.
10. “Nashville” star Clare Bowen fell in love with her rescue cat Lumière while volunteering at an adoption fair.
While volunteering at the Mars Petcare Adoption Fair in 2014, Australian actress and singer Clare Bowen formed an attachment with one rescue kitten in particular and ended up adopting the fur baby from the Nashville Cat Rescue.