Jennifer Aniston cries while choosing a shelter dog
by Jennifer Mishler
Categories: Animals, Causes
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We know Jennifer Aniston loves dogs. She recently opened up about keeping the ashes of her canine friends that have passed away, and she adopted a rescue dog from Best Friends Animal Society in January after her beloved Norman died. Now, she has said that trip to the animal shelter was an emotional experience.

On a recent appearance on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, Aniston said it was hard to pick her new canine companion and see all the others with an uncertain fate, according to Contactmusic. “We ran over (to the shelter). Sophie came right up to us… and then we were there for three hours! I was almost walking out with three puppies. That’s why we named her Sophie cause it was Sophie’s Choice. I was crying, it was so hard,” she said.

While it was tough to pick just one dog to bring home, Aniston and her boyfriend Justin Theroux did adopt Sophie, a three-month-old Boxer/pit bull puppy.

Any animal lover who has been to a shelter can probably relate to the emotions she experienced. There are millions of animals in shelters and on the streets, and many are euthanized. It’s tough to know you can’t save them all. But I’m sure Sophie, once a dog without a home, is living it up as a very happy Aniston. That’s good news.

About Jennifer Mishler

Jennifer Mishler is a writer, and a vegan and animal activist. When she's not writing, you can often find her volunteering or advocating for animal, environmental and human rights causes. Along with writing for Ecorazzi, she has contributed writing for nonprofits like Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and enjoys blogging. She resides in the Washington, DC area (and loves all the vegan food it has to offer). Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @jennygonevegan.

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