George and Amal Clooney Adopt Rescue Dog

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SAN GABRIEL, Ca. – October 29, 2015 —¬†(UPI) — George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney have a new addition to their family.

The 54-year-old American actor 37-year-old Lebanese-British barrister adopted a 4-year-old basset hound named Millie from the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society on Wednesday.

“Millie was adopted by George Clooney and his wife Amal!” the organization¬†announced on Facebook. “Millie, a basset hound, now has a new brother named Louie who is also a rescue! Congratulations and thank you for adopting!”

“They were searching for a basset hound and saw Millie’s picture on Petfinder,” the humane society added on their website. “They did a ‘meet and greet’ with her and spent time introducing her to their other rescue, a cocker spaniel named Louie. It was good news that Millie and Louie hit it off and the happy, new family headed home together!”

The couple previously had a cocker spaniel named Einstein whom George Clooney adopted in 2010. The actor told Esquire magazine in 2011 he was so anxious for the dog to like him during the shelter home visit that he rubbed meat on himself.

“I start to panic that Einstein is not going to like me,” he recalled. “So I run into the kitchen, where I have these turkey meatballs, and I rub them all over my shoes … She left him with me on the spot. And forever, now, he just thinks of me as the guy with meatball feet. He loves me.”

George Clooney and Amal Clooney have been together since 2013, and married in Venice, Italy in September 2014. The couple shared an intimate kiss at the Los Angeles premiere of the actor’s new movie, Our Brand is Crisis, on Monday.


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