Two puppies got the surprise of their lives when they needed a place to stay, and a kindhearted celebrity stepped in.
Suddenly they were flying to Los Angeles to the home of a two-time Oscar-winning starlet: Hilary Swank.
Louie’s Legacy is a nonprofit group based in New York and Ohio that helps take cats and dogs out of shelters and places them into foster homes before they are permanently adopted. But founder Emily Gear was a little surprised when a very familiar name responded to an ad looking for a foster home for two labrador puppies from West Virginia.
She was sure it was a prank!
Fortunately, it turned out to be the real Swank offering a helping hand, and she even had a conversation with the star herself over the phone confirming it was true!
The two puppies, named Scully and Mulder in homage to the X-Files series, were flown to California where they are to be fostered by Swank. Adjusting to their Los Angeles lifestyle quite well, Swank reportedly takes them hiking and they even have a personal trainer!
Swank is an animal lover!
According to Today, “They are doing great and she has nothing but good things to say about them,” said Gear. Reportedly, Swank intends to keep only one of the puppies, while finding another home for the other, but she currently does not know how she’ll choose between them.
Swank said, “Fostering not only saves lives and allows more room for other animals in the shelter until they too find a foster or forever home, but it can also be an important transition to finding forever homes,” according to the Instagram post.
“The grateful heartfelt love I receive from dogs when fostering is life-changing, not only for the dog, but for me.”
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