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Does George Clooney Have Any Pets?

George Clooney and his wife Amal have four dogs together named Louie, Millie, Rosie, and Nelson.

Max (Pig)

Breed: Vietnamese Pot Belly Pig

George Clooney had a famous pot belly pig named Max, aka “Max the Star,” who passed away in 2006. He originally got Max in 1988 for his girlfriend at the time, actress Kelly Preston. After they broke up, Clooney kept Max. Max was a 300lb Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, but his size didn’t stop him from sharing a bed with the Hollywood heartthrob. We can’t imagine how he got into the bed, however, and now have a mental image of George Clooney lifting Max up onto the mattress, or possibly building him an industrial ramp.

George Clooney ended two relationships over his pig Max

Clooney reportedly broke up with two model girlfriends due to them asking Clooney to choose between them or the pig… Most famously with English lingerie model and TV personality Lisa Snowdon, after he proposed to her. They ended up getting back together and having an on-and-off relationship for several more years. They remained friends after finally breaking and Snowdon later admitted missing hanging out with Max.

What happened to George Clooney’s pig Max?

Max had survived the odds and made it to the ripe old age of 19, whereas most potbellied pigs live between 12 to 15 years. In the end, he suffered from arthritis and partial blindness. After George Clooney’s pig Max passed, he said “He was as old a pig as the vets had ever seen. I was really surprised, because he’s been a big part of my life.” RIP Max. You will be missed but your legend will live on.

George Clooney hired a pet psychic to contact Max the pig

In 2009, George Clooney hired a psychic to help him contact Max. He reportedly told a friend, “The psychic told me Max had a great life with me. He is very happy in spirit and still hangs out with me sometimes. I am not sure she was telling the truth but I do want to believe her.”

Einstein (Dog)

Breed: Cocker Spaniel | Adopted 2010

Einstein Clooney was one lucky mutt. He was adopted by George Clooney is 2010 as an elderly and sick stray from a California animal shelter. The group Camp Cocker Rescue pulled him out of the shelter and placed him into a foster home before George found him. He found Einstein online as an older, overweight, black cocker spaniel and loved his story. He was worried Einstein wouldn’t like him when they first met, so he rubbed turkey meatballs on his shoes and the dog — even though he had never seen any of George Clooney’s films and quite frankly didn’t know who he was — fell in love with as well.

Einstein lived a long and happy life. He starred next to Clooney for the 2015 Omega watch campaign, was featured in the book My Old Dog: Rescued Pets With Remarkable Second Acts, was with George when he met his wife, Amal, and was waiting at the front door when the couple brought home Alexander and Ella for the first time. After he passed away in 2017, Einstein left a bit of money to Camp Cocker Rescue, he was truly the best boy.

Louie (Dog)

Breed: Cocker Spaniel | Adopted 2013

Three years after Einstein, Clooney and his wife Amal went back to the same shelter they had adopted Einstein from (Camp Cocker Rescue) and adopted Louie, a blonde Cocker Spaniel. Apparently, this time George Clooney didn’t feel the need to rub turkey meatballs on his shoes, but Louie loved him regardless. They brought Louie along when they went to go meet Millie, the basset hound, for a sniff test before they adopted her. Luckily, she passed with flying colors!

Millie (Dog)

Breed: Basset Hound | Adopted 2015

In 2015 Clooney and Amal picked up Millie, a rescued 4-year old basset hound from the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. She was found near a local restaurant sniffing for food scraps, but now lives the celeb jetset life with the Clooneys. The organization she was adopted from had this to say about Millie, “Despite those adorable googly eyes, pretty long ears, and shorty legs, Millie was found without a home and hoping for food scraps outside a local restaurant… Today her luck changed for the better when she was adopted by George and Amal Clooney.” Millie’s luck not only changed for the better, we’d say she hit the rescue doggie jackpot with her celebrity animal-loving parents!

Rosie (Dog)

Breed: Saint Bernard | Adopted 2020

Amal and George Clooney have a Saint Bernard named Rosie that they got in 2020. The big pup is named after George’s late aunt, Rosemary.

George Clooney's pet Nelson

Nelson (Dog)

Breed: Saint Bernard | Adopted Feb 2024

Amal and George Clooney have a Saint Bernard named Nelson. Clooney got the pup as a birthday gift for Amal’s 46th birthday in February 2024. This is the couple’s second Saint Bernard, after adopting Rosie in 2020.

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George Clooney is also known as Gorgeous George. He’s known for rescuing animals, including his famous 300 lb pet pig, Max the Star. George Clooney is a household name as an American actor, filmmaker, and political and environmental activist — he’s married to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. He has many, many awards and accolades from his long career, including two Academy Awards and four Golden Globes.

George Clooney Career

George Clooney is an born May 6, 1961. He has received three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards. Clooney made his debut on television in 1978, and later gained international recognition for his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the medical drama ER (1994- 1999). That lead to lead roles in movies like Batman & Robin (1997) and the Ocean’s Eleven remake and sequels which featured actors like Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt. In 2009, Clooney was included in Time’s annual Time 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World”. In 2014, Clooney got engaged and married to British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin (Amal Clooney). In June 2017, Amal gave birth to twins named Ella and Alexander.

George Clooney’s Animal Co-stars

George Clooney’s co-star in Men Who Stare at Goats, the goat, was allegedly a better co-star than Ewan McGregor! “The funny thing is the goat was a great actor,” Clooney said. “He walked in and you went, ‘Stare at the camera’, and he did it. If you could get Ewan to do that it would help!” The film also featured Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey.

Though we’re not sure if it counts since it was animation, George Clooney has also played a fox. He plays Mr. Fox in Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox alongside his wife, Mrs. Fox, AKA Meryl Streep and also Bill Murray and Willem Dafoe.