Kuma the rescue dog has appeared to have stolen The Leftovers star’s heart.
On Sunday, Theroux, 46, introduced his new pet on Instagram. The post features a sweet shot of Kuma, which means bear in Japanese, and goes on to thank all the of the people who made the pit bull’s adoption possible.
According to the actor’s Instagram stories, a dirty, injured and sad-looking Kuma was rescued from the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and brought to a “high-kill shelter.” Before the pit bull could be euthanized she was pulled from the shelter by A Chance to Bloom Dog Rescue in Conroe, Texas.
As their name suggests, the non-profit gave Kuma a chance to heal and grow more confident. Theroux, a pet adoption and pit bull advocate, first heard about the dog while working with rescue group Austin Pets Alive!
With his interest peaked by the pooch, Theroux drove to Houston to meet Kuma. She wasn’t ready to come home with the famous dog dad yet, but Theroux “always checked on her,” he wrote on his series of Instagram stories detailing Kuma’s rescue.