Virginia Madsen’s pooch (full name: Benjamin Salami) may live the good life with the actress’s two other dogs and cat, but it wasn’t always that way. The actress told Bonnie Hunt on her show Tuesday that she adopted the older dog just two hours before he was due to be put down. “He had a terrible disease in his mouth, [they] had to pull about eight teeth,” she said. “He had a broken leg, he had a broken tail, he needed to be fixed.” Even though the little dog came with a long list of medical issues, Madsen says the love she receives from her dog made it all worth it.
Watch Virginia Madsen’s interview with Bonnie Hunt above!