Lifestyle Pets Justin Theroux Enjoys a Sweet Candle-Lit 'Date Night' with His Rescue Dog Kuma Justin Theroux, an avid pet advocate, shared a special dinner date with his dog Kuma By Eric Todisco Published on April 5, 2020 05:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Justin Theroux/Instagram Justin Theroux and his adorable rescue dog Kuma are spending quality time together. While self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Leftovers actor enjoyed a candle-lit dinner date on Saturday night with his pit bull mix, whom he rescued in 2018 in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. In the first of several photos posted to his Instagram Story, Theroux showed Kuma sitting upright at the table with a plate of food in front of her. The actor added a heart emoji above Kuma’s head and wrote “Date night” on the photo. On the next two slides, Theroux documented Kuma eagerly chowing down on her plate of food, writing, “Dainty Lady.” Justin Theroux/Instagram Justin Theroux Covers Adoption Fees for 4 Shelter Dogs, Asks Jennifer Aniston to Rescue a Pup In the final video, Theroux called his pup a “good girl” as she finished eating her dinner and distantly stared at the actor. “Tadaaa,” he wrote on the video, adding, “That’s it. That’s the post.” Justin Theroux/Instagram Theroux introduced Kuma — which means bear in Japanese — to the world in a June 2018 Instagram post, also thanking all of the people who made the pit bull’s adoption possible. According to Theroux’s Instagram stories at the time, a dirty, injured and sad-looking Kuma was rescued from the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and brought to a “high-kill shelter.” Before the pit bull could be euthanized she was pulled from the shelter by A Chance to Bloom Dog Rescue in Conroe, Texas. The non-profit gave Kuma a chance to heal and grow more confident. Theroux, a pet adoption and pit bull advocate, first heard about the dog while working with rescue group Austin Pets Alive! Although Kuma wasn’t ready to come home with the star yet, Theroux, who drove to Houston, Texas, to meet Kuma, “always checked on her,” he said on Instagram at the time. While the actor eventually got word that Kuma could be adopted, he had no way of getting her back to New York City, since many commercial airlines won’t fly bully breeds. Justin Theroux and Kuma. The Image Direct Siamese Cat Song’ Not in New Lady and the Tramp — and It’s ‘an Improvement,’ Says Justin Theroux Luckily, Pilot N Paws, a non-profit organization made of up of volunteer pilots willing to fly adopted pets to their new homes, stepped in and offered to give Kuma a ride. Theroux said that soon after, Kuma landed in “NYC-ish” and met her new forever family. He greeted Kuma in tears at the airport, gave her a big hug and took her home to a new life filled with care and affection. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. To help provide doctors and nurses on the front lines with life-saving medical resources, donate to Direct Relief here.