George And Amal Clooney Adopt Adorable Rescue Dog From San Gabriel Valley Humane Society
George and Amal Clooney have finally added a new addition to their family — a 4-year-old rescue dog named Millie that they adopted from the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society earlier this week.
George Clooney, who is well-known for his love of animals — having shared his bed with his 300-pound pet pig named Max for 16 years — and wife Amal recently added a third rescue dog to their pack this week, after adopting an adorable 4-year-old Basset Hound named Millie, reports the International Business Times, from the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society.
According to the Humane Society website, poor Millie was found begging for scraps outside of a local restaurant called the Macho Café in San Gabriel, California, earlier this month and was collected by the Humane Society. The pooch was featured in an adoption ad on the pet adoption website Petfinder, where the Clooneys first spotted her. The website and Facebook page both feature pictures of the Clooneys with Millie, along with another dog they had previously rescued, whom they brought along for a meet-and-greet with the Basset Hound.
“Today her luck changed for the better when she was adopted by George and Amal Clooney. They were searching for a basset hound and saw Millie’s picture on Petfinder. They did a ‘meet and greet’ with her and spent time introducing her to their other rescue, a cocker spaniel named Louie. It was good news that Millie and Louie hit it off and the happy, new family headed home together!”
After falling in love with Millie’s picture on Petfinder, the Clooneys made their way to the shelter, with their other rescue dog, Louie, in tow, on one of the shelter’s busiest afternoons — when the shelter offers vaccinations to the public — says spokeswoman Lynn Collmann, according to the Huffington Post. Collmann told HuffPo that the Clooneys spent a good hour-and-a-half playing with Millie, allowing her and their other dog to get to know one another and asking questions of shelter staff.
“They took the time to get to know her and vice versa, making sure she was a good fit for their other rescue dog, and would be a good family member.”
Once the Clooneys realized that they had fallen head-over-heels for the dog, they adopted her, and the happy new family went on their way to introduce their new addition to George’s other rescue dog, Einstein.
— Amal Clooney Style (@Amal_Style1) October 29, 2015
At least adopting Millie was a lot easier for the Clooneys than it was for George when he adopted Einstein in 2011. In an interview with Esquire that year, Clooney told the publication the hilarious story behind Einstein’s adoption.
“I was looking for a dog because I hadn’t had one for a while — and I wanted one that was house-trained. I’m just terrible at house-training dogs. So I go online and see Einstein. They had a whole film about him. It was actually really sweet. You see him all beat up and sh*t in the shelter, and they show how they cleaned him up. God, I love this dog. So I called and said, ‘I like Einstein!'”
However, like any good shelter, the representative Clooney spoke to told him that they would bring the dog in for a meet-up with Clooney, but that if the dog didn’t seem like a good fit in his home, or if Einstein didn’t particularly like Clooney, he wouldn’t be allowed to stay. Panicked at the thought of not being able to adopt the dog he’d already fell in love with, Clooney came up with an ingenious plan — he ran into his kitchen as the shelter rep and dog were walking up his long driveway, rubbed turkey meatballs all over his shoes, and proceeded to greet the visitors at the door.
“This woman opens the door, and who knew Einstein was such a food whore on top of everything? He throws himself at my feet. She says, ‘I’ve never seen him react like that, ever!’ And she left him with me on the spot. And forever, now, he just thinks of me as the guy with meatball feet. He loves me. I can do no wrong. He follows me everywhere.”
Smooth George, very smooth.
Let’s just hope Einstein takes to the Clooneys’ newly adopted dog as much as he took to George and his meatball feet.
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