by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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‘Melissa and Joey’ star Joey Lawrence adopted a dog from a local shelter while filming in Australia. The actor and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ alum fell in love with the black Labrador-Australian heeler mix, and despite the difficulties and price tag of bringing her back into the states, brought her home to join his family.

Lawrence told People, “She was just the most amazing little thing ever. We had to bring her home. It cost me, like, $1,000 to get her into the country, but it was worth it. She’s just an amazing animal.”

The Australian pup, now named Tiffany, will join the current lady of the house, a golden retriever named Dakota, as a part of Lawrence’s family.

The actor is apparently quite the animal lover and attended the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards on October 1st along with other compassionate celebs.

While he didn’t mind dishing out cash to get Tiffany into the country, Lawrence advises not to waste your money on expensive toys for dogs. Tennis balls will do just fine.

Via People

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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