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, who has three dogs, most recently adopted rescue Ziggy to give to boyfriend on his birthday.
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The Twilight (pictured with friend Tom Sturridge) swooped in and saved shelter puppy Bear from death row. “He was in one of those shelters where they don’t keep them around for very long,” he said. “He was on his sixth of seven days.”
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Rescued cocker spaniel Einstein may technically belong to , but he has a piece of Stacy Keibler’s heart. She frequently Tweets her support of Camp Cocker, the organization that first saved Einstein.
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He hadn’t planned to adopt a dog when he visited a Houston shelter, but ended up walking out with retriever mix Baxter. “I just fell in love with him,” Reynolds told PEOPLE. “I didn’t mean to, I just picked him up along the way.”
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The Nikita star has a serious passion for animal rescue and has three shelter pups of her own: Pedro, Lady and Cesar. She told PEOPLE, “When I go to the shelter, everything I see is perfect.”
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The Southland actor’s rescued pit bull, Oscar, went from the shelter to the good life when he got adopted. “He’s a Hollywood dog, man. Going to set, living in the Hills,” McKenzie told PEOPLE. “He’s living the dream, sleeping all day. I wish I had his life.”
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From being a celebrity ambassador for an animal sanctuary to starting a web show for shelter cats, the Dancing with the Stars judge has always tried to do more for adoptable pets. She has seven rescued animals at home.
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The talk show is part owner of pet food company Halo and has, at last count, two dogs and three cats that she shares with wife Portia de Rossi. “I urge people to rescue animals because they are all begging,” DeGeneres told PEOPLE.
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picked up Sidi, a black Saluki mix, while on location in Africa. “I rescued this man in Morocco,” Bloom said. “He has been everywhere with me.”
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Lucky is the animal that crosses paths with . The actress has picked up numerous needy pets over the years and dreams of one day opening an animal sanctuary of her own.
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The American Reunion actor credits rescue dog Chief with helping him face his alcohol addiction. “He began to recognize the behavior shift in me when [I drank] alcohol and his behavior would change,” Klein told PEOPLE. “Anybody that has a meaningful relationship with a dog will understand that the disappointment that I saw in his eyes, [it was] insurmountable.”
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Paco, Wilde’s constant companion, gets plenty of star swag now, but he had a bad start to his life. “He had been found in the back of a U-Haul truck with his five other brothers and sisters, and they hadn’t eaten for a week,” Wilde told PEOPLE. “I’m just really lucky to have found him, because he’s my absolute favorite, favorite dog in the world.”
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The Vampire Diaries star lives with three rescue cats at home in Atlanta – and he likes it that way – but his work to raise awareness about animal issues has been so notable that the Humane Society of the United States recently honored him with its Wyler Award.
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and husband Ryan Adams share their home with a “furry little family” that includes rescue cats Vincent and Theo, as well as rescue dog Joni. “They make my world, and our home, just so much more whole,” she told PEOPLE.