This week the Hollywoof Reporter brings you the pooch scoop on these celebrity pets and pet parents:
- ‘Harry Potter’ Pup is Homeless
- ‘Glee’ Star Sings the Praises of His New Dog
- Co-Host Natalie Morales Adopts a ‘Today’ Guest
Teacup Tidbits has the dog dirt on Katie Couric and Joseph Gordon Levitt!
Berry, a 10-year-old, black German Shepherd, is better known to “Potter” fans as Padfoot, the animal form of Potter’s godfather, the wizard Sirius Black (played by Gary Oldman).
According to Express.co.uk, which compared Berry’s fame to Lassie’s, the “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” star is now homeless.
Berry’s best pawl, Porridge, a German Shepherd-Labrador mix, has also enjoyed a celebrity life with parts in movies and TV shows. Unfortunately for Porridge, as time passed, fewer roles were offered. Now both dogs are searching for a furever home where they can remain together.
Their trouble began when their owner, Paul Thompson, a stuntman and trainer, could no longer look after them because of his job.
“I found myself spending a lot of time away from home. The dogs needed more attention than I could give. It was a difficult decision to make but one I had to accept was best for the dogs,” Thompson told Express.co.uk.
The two dogs, who have been inseparable ever since Berry was a puppy, are available for adoption from German Shepherd Dog Rescue.
Well, maybe not on set, but Mark Salling, who plays Puck, tweeted, “The new love of my life, Noah Saw Salling.” In this photo he tweeted, the cute Australian Cattle Dog, sporting a red bandana, is snuggled up to his mohawked master, contentedly sleeping on his chest.
According to PEOPLEpets.com, the pooch is already a familiar muzzle on the set of “Glee.”
“I helped Mark pick the name,” tweeted castmate Lea Michele, who plays oh-so-ambitious Rachel.
Why “Noah Saw?” Because the formal name of the character Salling plays is Noah Puckerman, and Salling’s real-life nickname is Saw.
But if you’re a “Gleek,” you probably already knew that, right?
The year-old Spaniel-Lab mix, rescued from a Georgia kill shelter, was waiting backstage with North Shore Animal League America when Morales spotted her.
“Zara, she picked me,” Morales told PEOPLEPets.com.
“I was playing with her and petting her, and she was so good with me already. I think she sort of said, ‘Hey, I’m coming home with you.’”
North Shore spokeswoman Devera Lynn told PEOPLEPets.com that Zara was a big hit: “She sat, gave paw and, most importantly, she gave kisses.”
Although Morales was willing to adopt Zara on the spot, she decided to wait to discuss it first with her husband and two sons. “I just had a little convincing to do,” she told PEOPLEPets.com. “My husband wanted to be sure. But once he saw the pictures, I think he was sold, too. A little begging from my kids helped seal the deal.”
Two days after meeting Zara, the Morales family were off to pick up their new pooch and bring her home. Zara has already proven to be great with children, as well as Morales’ two rescue cats, Lexi and Emma.
- Former “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric revealed last week that she and her daughters have a new dog! Couric posted a picture of the adorable Shih Tzu-Bichon mix on her WhoSay page and asked her followers to submit their ideas for a perfect name for the pooch. A few days later, Couric shared another video revealing the name her daughter, Carrie, selected for the fluffy 3 month old. ”She decided to name him Cooper, kind of like Mini Cooper,” Couric said, holding the wiggly pup in her arms.
- In the new movie ”50/50,” which opens in theaters today, stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogan try to put a lighter spin on cancer – with help from a furry friend. In this trailer, Gordon-Levitt, who plays a man suffering from a rare form of cancer, seems less than thrilled when his girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard) gives him a retired racing dog, named Skeletor, to help with the healing process. When his girlfriend tells him that Skeletor will be sent back to a shelter with other dogs who will bully him “until he’s eventually euthanized,” Gordon-Levitt’s character wisely decides to keep him.