5 Things You Need to Know About George & Amal's New Rescue Dog Millie
1. SHE LOVES MEXICAN FOOD
More chips and salsa, please! The 4-year-old basset hound named Millie that George and Amal Clooney adopted from the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society on Oct. 28 was found begging outside of a Mexican restaurant in San Gabriel, California, last month. While bean burritos are tough to come by at an animal shelter, the staff there says she “sits readily” for dog treats.
2. MILLIE THINKS SHE'S A LAP DOG
When the 56 lb. pooch sees a open lap, she takes that as an invitation to sit in it! “Volunteers report she is a big lap cuddler,” says Lynne Collmann, a volunteer on the board of directors for the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. “Whenever they sit down, she snuggles up close and tries to fit her formidable size on their lap.”
3. SHE'S A CHATTERBOX
Millie's got a lot to say (even more so now that she's a Clooney)! And, with a very recognizable bark and howl, her parents will always know which of their three dogs is talking. “Even during her meet and greet she was very vocal, talking to George and Amal constantly,” Collmann says.
4. SHE'S A BATHING BEAUTY
Bassets have only one expression, says Collmann, “forlorn, sad, worried, lost.” Millie is none of those things, especially now that she's found a Hollywood power couple to give her baths (or take her to the groomer) regularly. “She was good in the tub,” Collmann says. “Like all dogs, tried to back away from the front of the tub, so we had to be on our toes so she didn't back out and off.”
5. THOSE (SHORT) LEGS WERE MADE FOR WALKING …
… out of the animal shelter and into one of Clooney's many mansions! Canines at the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society “are rated from E1 to E4 with 1 being the easiest to walk and 4 being the most energetic strongest dogs,” says Collmann, of the system volunteers use when they walk dogs. “Millie was rated .5 … those short little legs [can] move!”
There are many more dogs like Millie living at the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society, to donate funds for their care, click here.