Justin Bieber Adds New Puppy to His Family
The “Sorry” singer introduced fans to black labrador Philip on Thursday night, when he shared a series of photos and a video clip of his new addition interacting with his other pet dog, Esther. Bieber also made sure to show Esther some special attention by uploading a snap of himself scratching her behind her ears, captioning it, “Can’t make Esther too jealous.”
Little Philip’s arrival fills the gap left by Bieber’s rescue dog Sammy, who passed away in December 2014. At the time of his death, the singer paid tribute to his pooch by sharing an old photo of the pals cuddling, and wrote, “R.i.p Sammy. You were the best puppy ever.” The 21-year-old had adopted the pooch in 2008, when he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and even honored Sammy in an advertisement promoting pet adoption for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) campaign in 2009. “We moved to a city where we didn’t really know anybody, so I kinda wanted a friend around and Sam was kinda like that friend,” he said in the commercial. In more recent years, the pet lived with his grandparents in his native Ontario, Canada.