Lifestyle Pets Liev Schreiber Meets Dogs Displaced by Hurricane Harvey on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' , Adopts Them Immediately After meeting the two shelter dogs backstage, the actor was in full-blown puppy love By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 6, 2017 05:02 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Liev Schreiber stepped on to the Live with Kelly and Ryan stage angry on Wednesday. “I just had a dust up with one of your producers,” the actor, 49, told the hosts, jokingly annoyed. “I don’t think it’s fair or appropriate that your producers get to take all of the dogs that came from Houston.” The pooches in question were several canines displaced by Hurricane Harvey, who were taken in by Home for Good Dog Rescue and brought to Live to raise awareness about the numerous animals in need following the storm. Schreiber met the dogs backstage and instantly fell in love with two of them. “My sons want a dog and I found the perfect dog, but one of your producers already wants my dog,” Schreiber went on to tell Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. “I think this is going to work out for you,” Seacrest responded. Can’t get enough of cats, dogs and other furry friends? Click here to get the cutest pet news and photos delivered directly to your inbox. And he was right. After video-chatting with ex Naomi Watts and their two young sons Sasha and Kai to get official approval, Schreiber was able to take home the pair of refugee pups he had fallen in love with. Woody and his soon-to-be-named sister left with Schreiber in a private car to meet the rest of their new family. From flooded to famous in just a few days, not too shabby for two 3-month-old shelter puppies!