by China DeSpain
Categories: Animals, Entertainment, Film/TV
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Move over, Kristen StewartRobert Pattinson has a new love in his life!

Girls around the world have been swooning over British heartthrob Pattinson for the past few years, and the now actor is melting hearts again. He appeared on Live! with Regis and Kelly on Thursday to promote The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1, which opens next week. While on the show, he told the story of the newest companion in his life: his rescue dog, Bear.

According to Pattinson, he found Bear in a kill shelter just outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and rescued the pooch at the eleventh hour. ”He was in one those shelters where they don’t keep them around for very long. He was on his sixth of seven days.”

Luckily for Bear, not only did he escape the sad fate of many shelter dogs, he also gets to enjoy the perks of belonging to one of Hollywood’s hottest stars. “Just by coincidence – this doesn’t happen in my life very often – but I ended up being on a private jet like three days later. It was kind of ridiculous. Literally three days after that, we were going to L.A. and he had his own seat [on the plane],” Pattinson told Regis and Kelly.

And now the actor and the pup travel everywhere together. Pattinson admitted to smuggling Bear over a few international borders, and explained that the dog has already been to Toronto and California, and has many more jet-setting days ahead.

About China DeSpain

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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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sonya-Simpkins/639269991 Sonya Simpkins

    This is a great story! Especially considering Pattinson’s popularity. By rescuing a dog, he not only advocates rescue, he is also encouraging people to look for their pooches at shelters, not stores.
    Rescue dogs are the best. They “know” they’ve been pulled out of a bad situation and they have no issues showing their gratitude. I have two rescue dogs. They are the sunshine of my life, and make me so happy.
    Here are two great stories about dogs who were rescued by remarkable people. http://www.ilovedogs.com/2011/11/reader-rescue-stories-jackson-and-waffles/