George Clooney Finds Joy in Adopting from Animal Shelters

Last December, we shared with you a story George Clooney had written in Esquire magazine about his new shelter dog Einstein – and the amusing hoops he jumped through to get him.

“You see him all beat up in the shelter, and they show how they cleaned him up,” he said upon finding the dog online. “So I called and said, ‘I like Einstein!’ The woman goes, ‘Well, we don’t know if Einstein will like you.’ ‘Well, can I meet with Einstein?’ She says, ‘Yes, we’ll bring him to your house, but if he doesn’t like you, he can’t stay. We have to have good homes for these dogs.’ She sounded very serious.”

Clooney went on to reveal the trick he used to immediately gain Einstein’s love (think food) – and they’re both now living happily ever after.

But one more thing – after his Best Actor win at the Golden Globes, the 50-year-old talked a bit more about his love of shelter pets.

“I’ve always had dogs,” he told the press. “I’ve almost always had them out of the pound. Seems like a good place. They have a lot of them. It brings me a lot of joy to do it and they seem like the happiest dogs in the game. I only have one, but he eats for, like, four.”

Anyone else loving the shelter promotions being thrown around by some big-name celebs lately? Nice work, George.