Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are basically the human equivalent of puppies: cute and non-threatening, until they start yowling in your ear. Hence, it makes sense that they’d have a thing for that particular animal. Selena Gomez already has five rescue dogs at home (which are presumably being taken care of by someone else right now), but she missed them when she was on tour. So she did what any sensible person would do: she adopted a special tour dog, because dogs love hanging out in hotel rooms and buses all day long. Especially giant dogs that are part Husky. Which is what she adopted and named “Baylor.”
Via People Pets (yes, there is an entire offshoot of People devoted to celebrity pets):
Winnipeg animal rescue D’Arcy’s A.R.C. got a surprise visit from the young lovebirds, who stopped by for some canine therapy. “They spent a lot of time with the puppies,” the rescue’s chief executive officer, D’Arcy Johnston, tells PEOPLE. “I was told that [Gomez] was missing the dogs that she has at home…I wasn’t expecting her to adopt a dog while she was on tour and has a busy schedule.”
“Was told”? Does Selena Gomez refuse to speak directly to plebeians? And how about the underlying bitchiness in that last sentence? (Bitchiness which, for the record, I kind of agree with. Puppies are crazy intense to care for!)
A member of Seleiber’s personal guard must have prodded her with the butt of his rifle, because she then added:
“Baylor probably would have had a bad life or a very short life. But he got rescued and brought to our shelter and is now going to live a very good life.”
This is probably true. I guess if I were Selena’s dog, I’d rather have a “good life” coordinated by assistants than live in a little cage until I got euthanized. And look, she’s already taken him to London! I didn’t know one was even allowed to do that.