All the Stars Who've Welcomed New Pets in 2017 — Plus the Cute Photos!
TARAJI P. HENSON
"Christmas came early!!! Thank you #ZaddyBear I [love] u so much!!! y’all Meet #K-Ball!!! Thank you @pitfallkennels_lilbrotha @therealbigboi he is going to get soooooooooo much love!!!" Henson wrote on Instagram in December 2017, introducing her newest pup. It was a happy moment for the Empire star, who lost her dog of 16 years, Uncle Willie, in October.
After welcoming rescue dog Cappy into her home this September following the loss of her beloved Ducky the month prior, Blair (and young son Arthur) opened their hearts again in December, this time to Chaplin. Though he lost an eye to surgery, Blair reported on Instagram that the "little guy is healing well and loves to snuggle."
CHIP & JOANNA GAINES
“I go out of town for one night… @chipgaines #welcometothefarmkitty,” Joanna wrote on Instagram in early December, sharing a photo of a new, teeny-tiny kitten underneath the family’s Waco, Texas, Christmas tree. The adorable addition joins the family’s menagerie, which includes five dogs, a handful of cats, cows, horses, chickens and goats. Good thing they have so much space on that rural homestead — and four kids to help with the animals’ care!
Welcome, Binky! Just months after the deaths of two of her beloved dogs, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star adopted the Wheaten terrier from her own namesake rescue facility in L.A. after an owner surrendered it.
In a heartfelt Instagram post in November 2017, the TV host said she felt her new rescue dog Maximus "was sent to me. We rescued him in honor of our other beloved rescue, Apollo. But where I’ve always been heartbreakingly allergic to animals including my sweet Apollo, miraculously, with Maximus, I'm not! I’m over the moon at the fact that I can let him kiss me and hug him all without medicine." She also used the opportunity to promote the adopt don't shop movement, writing, "There were so many beautiful, loving and loyal babies waiting to go home."
“Added another living thing to the Cutler crew because yes, we have lost our minds. #TrainedKiller #DontMessWithThisCrew,” Cavallari captioned a photo of the family's pup Bane with a new furpal. Cavallari, shares three children — sons Jaxon Wyatt, 3, and Camden Jack, 5, and 23-month-old daughter Saylor James — with husband Jay Cutler,
Bomer‘s family just keeps growing – and adorably so. The former White Collar actor shared a sweet Instagram snap on Oct. 24 of a birthday present he received earlier this month from his husband, Simon Halls, and three sons. “For my birthday, Simon and the boys got me this little bundle of joy. You know, because three children, another dog, and a cat wasn’t enough. I’m already in love. Hello Stella, and hello sleepless nights."
The Philadelphia Phillies catcher and longtime dog lover — who helped raise $30,000 for the Pennsylvania SPCA through his 'Ruppapalooza' adoption benefit this year — took home a stray cane corso found hog-tied outside of the PSPCA's headquarters in north Philadelphia a few weeks ago. The adoption was finalized on Oct. 5, with the pup joining Rupp's family days later via We Move Pets.
After sharing the news that she'd recently undergone a kidney transplant, the starlet stepped out in N.Y.C. with her own little Rx: a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Charlie. Though the pup hasn't made a super-official social media debut, Gomez and her boyfriend The Weeknd have both shared video snippets of the pooch on their Instagram stories — and apparently Charlie has a thing for The Weeknd's cool kicks.
After the heartbreaking loss of her beloved Ducky in August, Blair welcomed home a new love in her life — Cappuccino Houston (or Cappy, for short). In late September, the Legally Blonde actress shared a sweet photo of her son Arthur Saint, 6, hugging their new addition. “And so we have begun another dog love adventure,” Blair, 45, wrote in the caption. “Cappuccino Houston (Cappy) entered our lives a few weeks ago. She is a shy dog, and much patience and work is being done. But, already bonded with Arthur, she is a kind and dear girl.”
It's a girl! In September, Osbourne added to her furry family with a sweet new rescue dog. After visiting animal rescue organization the Wylder Foundation in Studio City, California, with her granddaughter Pearl, The Talk host fell in love with Tia, a 2-year-old pup who was saved from a life as a street dog in Mexico. The bilingual Tia joins the family's other beloved dogs, Alfie, Bella, Charlie, Rocky and Sid.
The Ray Donovan star visted Live with Kelly and Ryan on Sept. 6 and, after consulting with his family via video chat, he came home with a pair of new pups!
The pooches in question were two of several canines displaced by Hurricane Harvey, who were taken in by Home for Good Dogs Rescue and brought to Live to raise awareness about the numerous animals in need following the devastating storm.
The Game of Thrones actress introduced the world to her very own "direwolf" pup on Instagram on Sept. 3. "Meet the newest addition to the krew @porkybasquiat," she wrote. In just three days, the Husky puppy has over 43K followers, so we have a feeling fans aren't upset despite costar Peter Dinklage's recent statement against irresponsible Husky adoption.
OLIVIA WILDE & JASON SUDEIKIS
The actress took to Instagram in July 2017 to introduce the newest member of the couple's family: Elvis! "3 years young and 10 lbs of pure goodness," she wrote. "He's lived a pretty harrowing life so far, and we are so lucky he adopted us as his new family, so we can treat him like the king he was born to be. Thanks to @barcshelter we found the missing member of our brood. This is our second adopted furry son and we cannot recommend it enough. There are so many animals looking for homes. This little guy was next on the kill list at a shelter in Texas not too long ago! Please consider saving a dog today. #adoptdontshop#Elvishasenteredthebuilding"
Shane Walsh has gone from Walking Dead to walking dogs. Bernthal adopted a pit bull puppy in July. This is the actor's third pit bull and he wants everyone to follow his example.
"Rescue a Pit Bull. They just may rescue you back. Big love," wrote the actor in his Instagram post introducing new pup Bam Bam.
The comedian recently gave her fans a double dose of good news on Instagram.
"Paperback #thegirlwiththelowerbacktattoo out august 8th and I got a dog a couple months ago!" Schumer posted on the social network, along with a photo of a fluffy black pup plopped down next to her book.
The Snatched star has revealed no other details about her new furry friend, but we're sure they've got each other laughing 24/7.
"Brought home a special girl today all the way from N.Y.," the Big Bang Theory star shared in an Instagram post in June. "The kind folks at @shelterchic have entrusted me with this precious #specialneeds kitten. She was born without a pectoral muscle and is in a cast for a few weeks more. Her name is #adamantium bc she has metal inside of her. We call her #Addie #adoptdontshop #ironmancast." In a second post the next day, she told fans Addie was adjusting nicely to her new home, and asked followers, "If you have a heart and home that can take on a #specialneeds or senior pet, contact the folks at shelter chic!!!"
Berry turned a sad time — the loss of her beloved cat Playdough — into something happier with the May 2017 addition of insanely cute puppy Jackson.
“While you can’t replace one animal with another, a new furry friend sure does bring joy and help ease the pain. Get ready for #livinglikejackson," she shared on Instagram.
The Captain America star is a real hero to his rescue dog Dodger. In April, Evans told PEOPLE he adopted the pup after meeting him on set while shooting his latest film Gifted.
"One of the last scenes we were filming was in a pound, a kennel ... I foolishly walked in and I thought, 'Are these actor dogs or are these real up for adoption dogs?' And sure enough they were, so I was walking up and down the aisles and saw this one dude and he didn't belong there. I snagged him and he's such a good dog. They aged him at about one, he acts like a puppy, he's got the energy of a puppy, he's just such a sweetheart, he's such a good boy. He loves dogs, he loves kids, he's full of love."
The Younger star posted photos of her new pup on Instagram in early May, announcing she named her adorable rescue Momo. The pup joins the actress's doggie family, including Peaches, a Frenchie adopted in 2016, and Dubois, a Bernese Mountain dog.
When a mysterious and beautiful fluffy white chicken appeared on the star's Snapchat in April, fans speculated that she had finally adopted the long-desired pet.
"I love you Eddie," Jenner cooed off-camera in one of the clips, which showed the exotic bird pecking food out of Jenner's manicured hands.
Tre Wade is a tiny French Bulldog puppy who is slated to join the basketball star's doggie crew, which currently includes Bobby Hurley, Pink, Jaro and Charlie Blue, in May.
Wade introduced the pup on Instagram, with a post that said, "Tre' Wade!!! He doesn't know it yet but he's gonna be my best friend ... My little homie is in training but he's already apart of the Wade family. Can't wait to hit the streets with you Tre'."
Speaking of best friends, Modern Family actress Winter announced on Snapchat in April that she and boyfriend Levi Meaden got a new puppy, whom they named Cash.
"Welcome to the family baby Cash. We love you so much!" Winter captioned her selfie video.
In April, Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody returned from an Instagram hiatus with a happy — and furry! — surprise. After asking his followers to help name his new puppy, the Peaky Blinders star finally settled on the name "Chicken."
We don't know much about her yet, but as you can see from this adorable Instagram pic, Sly's new cat is absolutely precious. "The newest family member! MABEL #pegkensscottishfolds," the actor wrote along with the photo posted in May.
The Texas Rangers pitcher may already have a pit bull, a Cane Corso, a miniature schnauzer, a French bulldog and a miniature pincher — but, clearly, something inspired him to adopt a pit bull puppy named Sage. That something? A tweet.
The baseball player saw a friend’s retweet of Sage's photo at 11 p.m. on a Thursday in May and picked her up the very next morning.