by ecorazzicontributor
Categories: Animals
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Everyone loves a man with a rescue dog, but if that man is also the star of Twilight and an all around hunk, well then we’re pretty much looking at infatuation of apocalyptic proportions.

Robert Pattinson has adopted a dog from a Louisiana shelter during the filming of the next Twilight installment, Breaking Dawn (unleash the “Aww’s!”).

The 24-year-old admitted that he saved the dog to also save himself from boredom while on set, as many of his remote location shoots leave him without visitors.

He told the Daily Record, “I know it’s sad. A lot of actors have a bunch of people who kind of just go up and stay with them for like two months, like an entourage. But my friends, their egos are too big. They’d be like, ‘I’m not part of your entourage. I’ll stay in a free hotel for a bit if it’s in New York or L.A. but I’m not going to come out to some random town in the sticks.'”

He then added, “But that’s kind of why I adopted the puppy. It’s from a shelter and he was going to be put down. I only got him two or three days ago and they only keep them for 10 days.”

Such is the fate of many animals that wind up in shelters, and what a lucky puppy to get paired with Pattinson who has already admitted to spoiling his new best friend, “He’s been freaked out. It’s funny. I got a private plane here (to Los Angeles) from Louisiana, where I was filming Twilight, so he came out of the shelter and the next day he’s on a private plane. A bit like Lady And The Tramp.”

Hopefully this will also inspire Twilight fans to adopt from shelters instead of buying from breeders. We love us a happy ending, and this sure seems like one for Pattinson’s new puppy!

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  • kayla

    Awwwww!!! He’s so perfect. The most perfect man alive.

  • Jennifer G

    Real men care about such things. Adopt, don’t shop; millions of dogs & cats die in “shelters” every year, but they don’t have to. Thank you, Robert, for setting a good example for today’s young people!

  • herwin

    If Patterson (and many others) can do it, why Obama could’t do it … ?

  • taz

    omg most my pets are rescues yet d**K head here does it and now hes sooo amazing? ******s

  • justme

    OK taz….. dick head aside…. he can affort to get a papered pooch but chose not to …. in my book that makes him a nice guy…. just like YOU RIGHT !!!!!!

  • Robfanxxx

    Robert is the man of my dreams and i would go any where with him. Love you Robert Pattinson forever and always!! xxxxxxxx

  • Karina

    As great as it is, this guy could breathe and little girls would squeal in delight. At least Cedric Diggory is doing the right thing by adopting instead of buying.

  • Vartika

    Robert is so nice and humble.

  • JohnnyMN

    Yay for Robert! Hollywood needs more good examples like him instead of “druggies” like Charlie Sheen! Note: President Obama DID consider a shelter dog but one or both of his girls has an allergy issue, which was why they chose the breed that they did…