Celebrities often own the finest items life has to offer. They have designer clothes, designer handbags, and designer dogs to tote around in those handbags. But many celebrities have shunned dishing out thousands for those perfect little pocket pooches in favor of adopting their pets. Some of these celebrities are longtime animal activists, while others just happened to fall in love with an animal who needed a home.
Here are 15 celebrities who chose to adopt, not shop.
1. Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder
Actress Nikki Reed and her husband, actor Ian Somerhalder, are huge animal people. Somerhalder has his own foundation that supports animals, and Reed recently launched a cruelty-free lifestyle line. Together, the couple have several adopted pets, according to InStyle, including their pit bull Nietzsche and German shepherd Enzo.