The Iowa farmer made Moose the dog the newest member of his family

By Amy Jamieson
Updated December 13, 2016 10:27 AM
Credit: Chris Soules/Instagram

Has Chris Soules finally found his soulmate?

The former Bachelor announced on Monday that he adopted a dog named Moose, who was just hours away from being euthanized.

“Meet Moose. Picked up as a lost stray and hours from being put down,” Soules wrote in an Instagram post. “No longer lost or stray but the newest member of the Soules family. ‬#adoptapet #moosesoules”

Soules — who told PEOPLE in February that he often wonders “if I’m meant to be single” — has most certainly found a forever friend in Moose, who licks the Iowa farmer’s face in the Instagram picture, as silos serve as a backdrop.

The affectionate pup must be well-suited for the great outdoors: Just one week ago, Soules posted a pic of himself with a super-posh Pomeranian and wrote: “It took everything in my power to not steal this little guy but I think he’d be a little to high maintenance for the farm life.”

Soules appeared on season 10 of The Bachelorette before starring on season 19 of The Bachelor. He and his fiancée, Whitney Bischoff, ultimately split after their season finale. He later went on to appear on season 19 of Dancing with the Stars, finishing in fifth place.