Skip to content

Selena Gomez, Zac Efron, and Other Celebrities Who Adopted Their Dogs From Shelters

  • by
Hilary Duff and Dog

Some of your favorite celebrities have chosen to adopt dogs from shelters. All of these lucky dogs have a strong bond with their famous owners. See which stars have rescued their furry friends!

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez and dog, Baylor

Back in 2011, Selena Gomez adopted Baylor with celebrity ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. According to an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Baylor was Gomez’s 6th rescue dog at the time.

Zac Efron

Zac Efron and dog, Maca

Zac Efron saved his dog MACA, formerly known as Tilly, from being euthanized at a dog shelter in LA. According to the shelter Efron adopted from, he decided after fostering MACA that he wanted to keep her in his life permanently.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff and rescue dog, Momo

Hilary Duff adopted her dog Momo two years ago from LA shelter Love Leo Rescue. According to, The Younger star even helped the shelter with their ‘Cocktails For A Cause’ event last year. Duff is very passionate about making a difference in many dogs lives.

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev and dog, Maverick

Last year, Nina Dobrev rescued her Border Collie/Australian Shepard Maverick from a LA dog shelter. Dobrev even set up an Instragram account for her best fury friend. You can follow Maverick on Instagram@mrs.maverick.

Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth and rescue pup

Liam Hemsworth has seven rescue dogs with wife Miley Cyrus. According to, Hemsworth saved their dogs and other pets from the Woolsey fire that destroyed their Malibu home. The happy celebrity couple are always posting pictures with pets.

What other celebrities have adorable rescue dogs? Tweet us pictures and let us know at @feelingthevibe!