These Stars Think You Should Adopt A Rescue Dog, Too
The Shameless star and animal adoption advocate treats her little rescues like family. “[Adopting] makes you feel a sense of pride and value that you can save a life like that,” Rossum tells PEOPLE. “I always feel the happiest when I've done something good for [an animal] – not when I buy a new bag.”
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The country singer's mantra: You can never have too many dogs. Lambert's troop of rescues has the potential to grow even more, thanks to her charitable work with her MuttNation Foundation. “I have a little plaque in my house that says: 'There is always room for one more dog,' ” she told PEOPLE in 2014.
The singer, who has several dogs of her own, can't bear to see any puppy without a fur-ever home – so she helps out whenever she can. “My mission is to help as many homeless dogs as I can find loving families who will cherish them,” she told Billboard in their philanthropy issue. “Through BarkBox, on my Honeymoon Tour we had puppy trucks filled with pups in need of homes come to the venues in different cities. I paid for the adoption fees and sponsored their adoptions, so my fans and their families were able to rescue when they came to my show. All the pups I sponsored got homes!”
The actress has three rescues dogs in her brood, and she celebrated each of them on Instagram for this year's #NationalDogDay. “He has brought me so much joy and love and I am forever grateful,” she said of one of her furballs. “He in turn knows I rescued him, I can tell in his every action and is also forever grateful.”
The Orange Is the New Black star adopted a black kitty from the North Shore Animal League America on Aug. 29, and is also the proud owner of a dog named Penguin (who clearly loves a good staring contest!). “If by any chance the person who surrendered her sees this. Thank you,” Manning wrote on Instagram of her new cat, Thunderbird. “She was meant for me.”