by China DeSpain
Categories: Animals, Causes, Entertainment, Film/TV
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Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/americanistadechiapas

A puppy, that is.

Yep, the Biebs and his gal took their relationship to the next level by becoming co-parents to a new pooch this weekend.

Justin Bieber and girlfriend Selena Gomez are currently in Bieber’s native Canada, where Gomez is on tour. Last Friday, the couple took a break from their music careers and spent afternoon at the D’Arcy’s A.R.C. animal shelter visiting some puppies.

Gomez, who is already mom to five rescue pups and an outspoken advocate for animal rescue, apparently became so homesick for her dogs that she decided to adopt one of the pups. She settled on a 10-week-old husky mix and named him Baylor.

According to People, D’Arcy Johnson, the shelter’s CEO, said, “I wasn’t expecting her to adopt a dog while she was on tour and has a busy schedule. Baylor probably would have had a bad life or a very short life. But he got rescued and brought to our shelter and is now going to live a very good life.”

Despite the duo’s fame, they weren’t given special treatment. Gomez had to complete the standard adoption process and vetting, and after passing, was allowed to take Baylor home that day.

Now that’s what we call puppy love.

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China DeSpain is a San Antonio-based writer and blogger. She loves pop culture, animal rights, health and fitness, international travel, books and wigs. Follow China on Twitter: @ChinaDeSpain

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  • CoffeeMan

    …and the hearts of a million pre-teenettes simultaneously shatter!

  • Taryn

    No special treatment? I doubt the shelter would adopt to a non-celebrity that was touring the country / living out of a bus / without a stable home for the time-being.

    • Janice

      Taryn…So a stable home to you is …a house on a concrete foundation?? I have known many pets that have endured a living hell of abuse and neglect while being kept in a house affixed to a concrete foundation. Some people that live in the streets treat their pets better then people that live in 5,000 sq ft homes with money to spare for good responsible pet care. This dog will be surrounded by an entourage of people looking out for his well being, not tied to a chain and left alone for 10 hrs a day.