Mira Sorvino adopted a senior dog named Bennie in August 2019 from the West Valley Animal Shelter.
It’s #nationaldogday🐶 so here is our beautiful #happyending story: a couple of weeks ago I was looking online at dogs for adoption and saw an adorable senior doggy named #Bennie, which happened to be @christopherbackus character in the fabulous @Cinemax show #jett. Then @adriangarro tweeted about a cat on death row needing adoption at the #westvalleyanimalshelter and I retweeted it. Happily the cat was adopted and I decided to go there, which is coincidentally where Bennie was being kept. The sweetest senior dog, very shy about coming out of his enclosure, but licked my face as soon as we went to hang out. I could not leave him there, and hoped the surprise adoption of this great bear/lion of a dog would be ok with his namesake. The sweet old bear could barely walk or climb the porch stairs when we first brought him home, but of course Chris and the kids fell in love with him as I had and now our other dogs have too. After a couple weeks of care, a vet visit and some healthy food and supplements, daily walks, soft beds and a ton of snuggling, Bennie has made a remarkable transformation into a happy boy with a spring in his step. He is the cuddliest giant ever, like a stuffed grizzly teddy bear come to life. We are so blessed to have him as the perfect complement to our furbaby family. Please if you have room in your home or heart consider adopting a senior animal. They are the last to be chosen usually but the most grateful. His blossoming has melted my heart. #adoptdontshop #nkla #nationaldogday #rescuepetsofinstagram #bennieandthejett@mirasorvino, Instagram, August 2019
In the 1990s, Mira Sorvino used to have a rescue dog named Deer that was a Chawla-Whippit mix. She shared this photo on her Instagram of her “giant version of the Taco Bell dog” on the set of “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion”. Sorvino shared the story of adopting Deer from the NYC ASPCA with Animal Fair:
Just out of curiosity, I looked toward the noises, and at the end of the row I saw this tiny little creature curled up in a doughnut, looking very sad. He had a small cut on his nose. He looks like a reindeer. That’s why his name is Deer. When his ears are up, he looks like a little fawn.Mira Sorvino, Animal Fair
September 28, 1967 (56)
Mira Sorvino is an American actress who is best known for her work in film. She has appeared in numerous critically acclaimed movies throughout her career, including Woody Allen’s “Mighty Aphrodite,” for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Sorvino has worked with a variety of artists and celebrities throughout her career. She starred alongside Lisa Kudrow in the 1997 film “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion,” and appeared in “Mimic” with Josh Brolin and Charles S. Dutton in 1997. She also co-starred in the 2004 film “The Final Cut” with Robin Williams.
In addition to her film work, Sorvino has also made several appearances on television, including guest roles on popular shows such as “House” and “Psych.” She also starred in the miniseries “Human Trafficking,” for which she received a Golden Globe nomination.