In July, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling added a new member to their family. Is it another child? No, it’s a dog!
The 45-year-old Hitch actress posted to her Instagram to announce the adoption. She and her long-time partner had adopted a Doberman puppy from the Friends for Life Rescue Network.
Eva’s Instagram Post
“Meet Lucho. The newest member of our family,” she wrote on Instagram with a picture of herself wrapping her arms around her new pooch in the setting sun. “We adopted him from this amazing agency called Friends for Life Rescue Network @fflrescuenetwork.”
The actress also encourages her fans and followers to go the route of adoption from rescue groups if they were thinking of getting a pet. She suggested that donation to such non-profit organizations would also be a great help if adoption weren’t possible.
She writes, “If you’re looking for a fluffy family member, adoption is a great option. So many little dudes out there needing a home. If you’re not able to have a pet but love animals, you can donate to this nonprofit… Your donation helps keep animals off the streets and out of shelters where they euthanize ❤️”
More about Lucho
The puppy, who previously went by Apollo, was given the name Lucho by the couple. The founder of the Friends for Life organization, Jacqueline Santiago, reveals that Lucho was adopted in March.
Born in mid-November, 2018, the four-month-old puppy was fixed, microchipped and vaccinated before being handed over.
Both Eva and Gosling are fanatic dog lovers. Mendes had a Belgian Malinois Hugo, who died in 2014, and Gosling owned a loyal canine George, died on December 2016 at the age of 17.
The mother of two often jokes about how bringing up her dogs prepared her for motherhood.