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George Clooney Adopts Shelter Dog Thanks to Meatballs

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Yet another celebrity has adopted a dog, and this time it’s silver fox George Clooney. However, it wasn’t as easy as the actor expected.

After seeing a video of an abandoned canine on an animal shelter’s website, the 50-year-old actor fell in love and decided he needed to have that pup become a part of his family.

Clooney contacted the animal center, but was told he could only take “Einstein” home if the dog liked him.

Well, Clooney isn’t an award-winning actor for nothing, so he came up with a plan to help the dog fall in love with him, just as much as he had with the dog. The plan included meatballs. Yes, meatballs. He rubbed the delicacy on his shoes to ensure he would be able keep man’s best friend.

“The Descendants” star revealed his puppy love story in an article for Esquire magazine saying, “Einstein is part cocker spaniel or something. I got him out of a shelter about a year and a half ago . . . So I go online and see Einstein. They had a whole film about him. It was actually really sweet. You see him all beat up in the shelter, and they show how they cleaned him up. So I called and said, ‘I like Einstein!’ The woman goes, ‘Well, we don’t know if Einstein will like you.’ ‘Well, can I meet with Einstein?’ She says, ‘Yes, we’ll bring him to your house, but if he doesn’t like you, he can’t stay. We have to have good homes for these dogs.’ She sounded very serious.

“I have this really long driveway, and I open the gate for them, and I start to panic that Einstein is not going to like me. So I run into the kitchen, where I have these turkey meatballs, and I rub them all over my shoes. This woman opens the door, and who knew Einstein was such a food whore on top of everything? He throws himself at my feet.

She says, ‘I’ve never seen him react like that, ever!’ And she left him with me on the spot. And forever, now, he just thinks of me as the guy with meatball feet.”

Who knew Clooney had other talents besides acting? It seems like Clooney and Einstein are bonding quite well.

“I was looking for a dog because I hadn’t had one for a while – and I wanted one that was house-trained. I’m just terrible at house-training dogs . . . He loves me. I can do no wrong. He follows me everywhere.”

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  • Wmisee

    Turkey meatballs? Lol

  • Clara Elton Sharp

    I would lick George Clooney’s feet, with or without meatballs. 😉

  • Mamelia

    With all his money, he could have adopted the whole shelter… But I guess one is a good start and I will be his fan from now on…

  • Jenni Whitney

    Good old Georgie-I always KNEW he had a heart of gold-under all of that goofiness!!!

  • Hurray, George. If only more people would obtain their pets from shelters, instead of pet shops and breeders. I hope a lot of people hear about the good thing Mr. Clooney did!

  • Valerie

    That is so sweet that he was worried about the dog not liking him LOL

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