In 2017, fans started to get worried for Lamby, the cream-colored mutt that had so often dominated Lena Dunham’s social media feeds. The dog disappeared, replaced by a pair of new poodles, Susan and Karen. Dunham had adopted Lamby in 2013 but later had to return him to a facility in Los Angeles due to behavioral problems.
Dunham stated that Lamby was horribly mistreated as a puppy, which created these problems, and no small social media storm erupted, with people saying Dunham lied – including the shelter Dunham originally adopted Lamby from. They stated the dog was mild-mannered and well behaved. The dog now appears to be doing fine.
Ruby Rose: Ru
Best known for her role in “Orange Is the New Black,” Australian actress Ruby Rose spends plenty of time with her little rescue dog, Ru. Rescued from a hoarder's puppy breeding farm in 2012, Ru is the apple of Ruby Rose's eye if the commissioned portraits of the dog are any indication.
When she went on vacation during the filming of “xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” Rose brought the small dog along for some rest and relaxation. Rose has a history of adopting dogs that need homes badly – there has also been Chance, who needed expensive vet bills, and Cricket, who was missing half a leg.
Nikki Reed: Ira Reed
Nikki Reed, along with husband Ian Somerhalder, picked up a couple of canines before they had their own children. One of them was Ira Reed, a stout German shepherd. Sadly, Ira passed away in 2018 after being with Nikki Reed even before Ian came into the picture. She and her previous husband, Paul McDonald, adopted the dog.
Both Nikki and Ian are big into adopting pets. Their full family now not only includes their daughter Bodhi, but several other cats, dogs, and even horses.
Kellan Lutz: Koda
There seems to be some confusion about whether “Twilight” star Kellan Lutz's adopted pooch is named Koda or Kola. We can't get a straight answer. No matter what she's called, it was love at first sight between the actor and the dog.
Lutz reached out and touched the dog's toe and asked her name (get back to us on that one, Lutz), and later remarked that the dog “spoke to me.” The dog is, apparently, a puller – a hound that doesn't like to wait. Lutz knew he had found the one for him. She joined Lutz's other dog, Kevin, and the rest of his family in 2010.
Chris Evans: Dodger
One of the last scenes Evans shot for the movie “Gifted” took place in an animal shelter. They weren't working dogs – they were real shelter pups up for adoption. Evans locked eyes with Dodger, a bona fide mutt, and it was clear what was about to happen.
Evans is a noted dog lover, and he often encourages people to get a dog. Just because. He's also said that currently, a lot of his free time goes to Dodger, which both parties seem fine with. Evans's love of dogs was turned on its head during the film “Knives Out,” which made him unfriendly with the dogs at his character's grandfather's home.