Pets & Animals

George and Amal Clooney welcome new addition: A rescue dog!

Ever since George Clooney and wife Amal swapped "I dos" back in 2014, there's been speculation about when and if they'd start a family. Well, they just welcomed a new addition — a beautiful basset hound!

In fact, Millie, a 4-year-old rescue dog from the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society in California, is just the latest furry bundle of joy to join the family. The Clooneys also have a pair of rescued cocker spaniels, one of whom came along to meet Millie on adoption day.

"Despite those adorable googly eyes, pretty long ears, and shorty legs, Millie was found without a home and hoping for food scraps outside of a local restaurant in San Gabriel earlier this month," the shelter wrote in an announcement on their website. "Today her luck changed for the better when she was adopted by George and Amal Clooney."

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The couple found out about Millie while they were browsing pet adoption search site Petfinder, and they were looking for bassets in particular.

"They did a ‘meet and greet’ with her and spent time introducing her to their other rescue, a cocker spaniel named Louie," the shelter added. "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."

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George Clooney's senior rescue dog Einstein is a star of the new book "My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts," written by TODAY writer and editor Laura T. Coffey and with photographs by Lori Fusaro. In the book, Clooney says the friendly, food-obsessed dog has "a beautiful life" and fit right into the household after his adoption because "he was house-trained and had a great attitude." (Einstein is the smiling black cocker spaniel pictured in the photo gallery below.)

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Congratulations to the whole Clooney pack!

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