A 4-year-old bassett hound went from rags to riches this week when she was adopted by one of the world’s most famous couples. Millie may become the most famous rescue dog of modern times. That’s what happens when your new pet parents are George and Amal Clooney.
Up until Wednesday, Millie was living at the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society shelter, where she was taken earlier this month after being found begging for food outside an area restaurant.
All shelter dogs are hoping to find a good home, but Millie literally hit the jackpot when George and Amal Clooney came for a visit.
According to the shelter, the power couple was in the market for a basset hound and were searching on the adoption website Petfinder. Lo and behold, a photo of Millie popped up and grabbed the Clooneys’ attention.
“They did a ‘meet and greet’ with her and spent time introducing her to their other rescue, a cocker spaniel named Louie,” according to the shelter’s website. “It was good news that Millie and Louie hit it off and the happy new family headed home together!
“We hope Millie will stay in touch and send photos. Congratulations to the Clooney family and thank you for adopting!”
The internet loves a good dog story. Read some congratulatory messages to the Clooneys here:
Amal Clooney and Person Married To Amal Clooney adopted a basset hound named Millie https://t.co/DBdCkEHOjV pic.twitter.com/SSgc3CYesa
— Mashable (@mashable) October 29, 2015
Hopefully George and Amal Clooney’s new Basset Hound won’t mind summering on Lake Como: https://t.co/9hvpvSH1VZ — Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) October 29, 2015
George Clooney and his wife Amal adopted this sweet old pooch from a shelter. Making me weep. pic.twitter.com/YXHjI5Kh1i
— Sasha Stone (@AwardsDaily) October 29, 2015
She was found on the streets begging for food. George & Amal Clooney just added a new #rescue dog to their family! https://t.co/Ugw2bUTRLb — PETA (@peta) October 29, 2015