These proud pet parents recently welcomed shelter pets into their A-list lives

By Kelli Bender
April 30, 2017 04:00 PM
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There was an era in which many celebrities made headlines for paying big money for exotic or purebred pets.

But now, more stars are choosing to adopt their pets instead of buying them — and they aren’t being quiet about it.

From Nina Dobrev to Chris Pine, A-listers are signing on to their social networks to brag about the adorable rescue animals they’ve welcomed into their lives. And this is a trend we can get behind!

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When these celebs adopt they aren’t just saving one adorable animal, they are rescuing two: the one they are giving a forever home to and the homeless pet that is taking that animal’s place in the shelter.

In honor of Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, we’ve rounded up just a few of the famous and proud pet papas and mamas who have recently brought furry friends into their lives. Don’t be afraid to follow this trend after you finish reading.

Chris Pine

Margot Robbie

Nina Dobrev

Liam Hemsworth

Hunter Hayes

Kristin Chenoweth

Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady

Aly Raisman

Sophia Bush

Visit your local shelter to see the lovable dogs and cats that could make a difference in your life this Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.