7 Bravolebs Who Adopted Their Pets

7 Bravolebs Who Adopted Their Pets

Find out which Bravo stars opted to adopt, not shop, for their loved ones.

By Jocelyn Vena

When it comes time for Bravolebs to expand their families, many live by the mantra #adoptdontshop. Numerous stars have been vocal about having rescued and adopted the pets in their lives, from Housewives to Million Dollar agents. Find out who in Bravo universe is speaking out about their love for their rescued and adopted furry family members.

Joanna Krupa

The Real Housewives of Miami TV personality is a vocal animal activist, who, in addition to posing in campaigns for PETA, uses her social media voice to remind her followers to adopt their pets. She's also found another use for Instagram: to spotlight her pooches, who include Darla, Sebastian, Rugby, Shaggy, and Prince.

Josh Altman

The Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles agent, along with his brother, Matt, became pet lovers after they adopted dogs Diego and Lucky. From then on, the MDLLA broker has become a pet lover. And he has a very specific hope for the future. “The experience brings a whole new dimension to your life,” he once told People. “I’d love if every mansion I sold came with an adopted dog. Every mansion needs a dog!”

Kim Zolciak-Biermann

The Don't Be Tardy mom lives in one busy household. Between raising six kids, Kim has also made time to add her latest rescue, Sinatra, to her life. Considering she calls him #MansBestFriend on Instagram, it's no surprise she loves him so much.

National Doggie Day ???? we love you Sinatra aka Sinn #Rescue #Our7thBaby #MansBestFriend

A photo posted by Kim Zolciak-Biermann (@kimzolciakbiermann) on

Fredrik Eklund

The Million Dollar Listing New York agent added Mini Mouse to his family back in July following the death of his beloved pup, Mousey. Fredrik and husband, Derek, adopted the dog from a woman who couldn't care for her due to her long work hours. Well, she couldn't have ended up in a more loving home!


Gretchen Rossi

When the Real Housewives of Orange County alum isn't busy with her Gretchen Christine fashion line, she's on Instagram showing off her pets — and sharing how awesome they are. BTW, the photo below is a friendly and adorable reminder to #adoptdontshop courtesy of the designer.

#HappyNationalDogDay to all the other furry baby parents out there ?????????? #GodBlessedmewithmine Rocco, Vito & Remi (our newest rescue)

A photo posted by Gretchen Christine Rossi (@gretchenrossi) on


Adrienne Maloof

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum is also a big fan of the #adoptdontshop movement. And she has four pups to prove it: Visco, Petunia, Jackpot, and Gypsy.


Andy Cohen

When it came time for the Watch What Happens Live host to bring a furry friend into his life, he adopted his best pal, Wacha

Happy #NationalDogDay ! #AdoptDontShop

A photo posted by Wacha Cohen (@therealwacha) on

"I rescued Wacha, but I like to say he rescued me," Andy says about welcoming the pooch into his world in the video below. "He's changed my life." 

Andy Cohen Explains the Joys of Pet Adoption

Check out the video below and head to ASPCA.org for more information on how to adopt a pet or donate. 

The More You Know: Pet Adoption
Related Stories

Unleashed is Bravo's celebration of pamper-worthy pets and how to spoil them. Want more? Then Like us on Facebook to stay connected to our daily updates.

You May Also Like...
Recommended by Zergnet