After the heartbreaking loss of her 18-year-old cat named Lynx back in March, Nina Dobrev has started to heal thanks to a new furry friend. The Vampire Diaries actress announced in April that she was adopting a rescue dog, and their relationship has since grown into a powerful bond.
“Meet Maverick,” is what Dobrev posted on Instagram alongside a picture of her new pet cheesing for the camera with a bow in her fur. The Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix was a rescue at The Pet Care Foundation in Los Angeles when Dobrev met her and fell in love. Maverick’s big eyes and wagging tail seemed to pull the actress out of her grief, and the two are now the best of friends.
Happy Blated Mothers Day @nina. The most awesomest, the most snuggliest, most playfulest in mommy the world. She's definitely the goofiest looking mommy in the world (I'm still getting used to her selective baldness disease. I'll get over it) She tells me we're different because I was adopted. #AdoptDontShop🐾
Dobrev said in an interview for Harper’s Bazaar,
“She rescued me as much as I rescued her. I was so lost after Lynx passed, but Maverick brought me back to life.”
During the few months they’ve been together, Dobrev and Maverick have been going on public outings where people can’t help but admire the well-behaved rescue dog. Dobrev calls Maverick “the chillest dog,” and most of their pictures together involve some kind of cute cuddling. They’ve been spotted going on walks through the streets of LA, and Dobrev never passes up the chance to take her pup to the city’s many dog-friendly bars and restaurants.
(Don’t worry, these fur blankets are faux!)
The small black and white dog has changed her owner’s life for the better, and she’s even garnered her own faithful fan group. Dobrev set up an Instagram account for Maverick, and the dog now has over 219,000 followers. The pictures document a life full of plush toys and slobbery kisses. Check out her page to follow along with Maverick’s sweet relationship with her famous mom.
Featured Image Source: Instagram/Nina Debrov