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Dolly Parton Promises to Adopt Namesake Dog Abandoned at Glastonbury Music Festival

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Dolly Parton was feeling “saxy” at Glastonbury, and now a dog rescued at the music festival has captured her heart.

The country queen has promised to adopt a fluffy white lurcher – now also named “Dolly” – found alone in a tent after the British concert series last week.

“Heard about the abandoned dog at @GlastoFest? If nobody claims her, I’ll take her home to America! Ain’t she cute :)” Parton, 68, Tweeted on Monday morning.


On its website, Happy Landings Animal Shelter describes Dolly the dog as “a sweet-natured older lady” who “arrived with a serious ear infection which has now had treatment and is currently under further assessment.”

The shelter also clarified that the pup is still up for adoption, writing on Facebook, “Would like to point out this is a lovely kind offer from dolly parton and not from happy landing in any way before people panic dolly dog is disappearing.”

The Glastonbury lurcher isn’t Parton’s only canine namesake. The “Jolene” singer – an avid animal lover just like her goddaughter, new puppy mom Miley Cyrus – inspired country star Randy Houser to name his dog “Dolly Parton” in 2010.

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