Check Out These Amazing Celebrity Dog Dads That Chose To Adopt

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Father’s Day is only a few days away and we wanted to wish all the dog dads out there a Happy Father’s Day!

A study found that men who have dogs are more responsible, dependable, loyal and understanding – take note all you single ladies. Dog dads are the best and we decided to highlight 10 celebrity dog dads that take pride in the title. These men often post pictures on social media of their beloved pooches and what makes them even more special is that all the dogs are rescued!

10. Liev Schreiber

The actor adopted two pups, Woody and Willow, displaced by Hurricane Harvey. He met the pups backstage at “Live with Kelly & Ryan” and instantly fell in love.

Photos: Instagram/lievschreiber


9. Jon Bernthal

He usually plays tough guy roles but he is a softy when it comes to his adorable pit bull, “Thank you boy. I. Love. You.”

8. Jake Gyllenhaal

He adopted not one but two dogs, Boo Radley and Atticus, and named them after characters from “To Kill A Mockingbird”.

7. Ryan Reynolds

“I saw this big, dumb-looking retriever staring up at me. I whispered to him, ‘Hey, let’s get the hell out of here.’ And he jumped up, like he spoke English fluently. He came with me, he jumped in the car, and we’ve been best buddies ever since,” he told ABC News about adopting Baxter.


6. Zac Efron

“Hey planet 🌎, this is MACA. #adoptdontshop” posted Efron to Instagram. MACA was nearly euthanized before Efron fostered her and then adopted her.

5. Adam Levine

“Honestly. We didn’t do ANYTHING. Seriously,” wrote Levine on Instagram with a photo of his three dogs.

4. Simon Cowell

This man is a huge animal welfare supporter. His three rescue dogs Squiddly, Diddly and Freddie are even featured in some animal welfare campaigns alongside their famous dad.


3. Ian Somerhalder

He has rescued multiple dogs. He shares his love of animals with his wife, Nikki Reed, and together they have a herd of rescued animals. “Being a dad- it’s the best role I’ve ever gotten to play. The only one I’ve ever been good at…”

2. Gerard Butler

“She was a stray while I was filming up a mountain in Bulgaria. Stole my heart,” Butler said about his rescue dog, Shushka.

1. George Clooney

This doting dad adopted Millie as a companion for his other rescue dogs, Louie and Einstein. He rescued Einstein when he was 5-years-old and scheduled to be euthanized.

Photos: Facebook/San Gabriel Valley Humane Society

Remember to adopt not shop!

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who lives in West Michigan. Her horse and 3 dogs are her children. She loves to write and share her knowledge of equine and canine nutrition. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with animal rescues, camp with her husband and dogs, and trail ride with her horse.
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