Jennifer Coolidge is having an excellent decade. The White Lotus star is finally getting some recognition. Did you know she’s an animal lover? Here’s where she got one of her doggies from.
For years now, Coolidge has been an advocate for animals. She helped celebrate the 150th anniversary of the ASPCA in 2016 and has endorsed numerous animal rescues. It’s only fitting that she starred in the classic mockumentary Best in Show.
Her Last Few Dogs
One of her dogs was rescued right off the street. She told the ASPCA that she saw a sweet dog tied to a tree in Hollywood. “A man standing nearby mentioned the dog was without a home and I instinctually felt this moment was supposed to happen and she was supposed to come home with me. I named her Dilly.”
Another of her dogs, Monkey, was adopted after she did a dog segment attempting to get her adopted. “Even though the little black dog was incredibly charming, she didn’t get any takers. I called the show the next day and asked if anyone had shown interest in her. When they responded, “No, and she also has a cold now,” I knew I wanted to be that little girl’s mom.” She even slept in the same bed with the animals.
Coolidge is currently the proud mother of one dog, Chewy. It’s short for Chewbacca. She’s brought the rescue dog along for interviews, and it has quite the backstory. She told Us Weekly the dog was rescued from a meat factory in Korea. She adopted Chewy through The Animal Rescue Mission.
The rescue helps animal lovers adopt and foster animals from rough backgrounds. Its mission is to “rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home animals while educating the public on how to provide a safer, happier world for animals.” Coolidge helped make Chewy’s life safer and happier.
In the same interview, Coolidge says “If I wasn’t an actor, I would want to be a billionaire that gave away money to people and animals that deserved it.” Animal rights are clearly a cause close to her heart. Surprisingly, she hasn’t posted any photos with Chewy. She did post a photo with a very big and, let’s say… excited dog back in 2019.
You can catch the Legally Blonde star in Shotgun Wedding opposite Jennifer Lopez, and she’ll be in a Super Bowl commercial this year. Here’s hoping Chewy makes an appearance too.
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