Zoe Saldana adopts new puppy for Christmas

The kind-hearted Avatar star rescued a scraggly white pooch from a shelter last week (begs17Dec12) and on Thursday (20Dec12) she introduced her fans to her new companion on Twitter.com.

Posting an image of the wire-haired canine sitting in the passenger’s seat of a car, she wrote in a post, “Meet Mugsy!!! Rescued her last week – my best friend named her – ha! She’s adorable and super smart”.

And Mugsy will always have a furry friend to pal around with – Saldana’s rumoured boyfriend Bradley Cooper also has a rescue dog, a white chow chow/retriever mix named Charlotte. The couple was spotted walking the pup together over Thanksgiving last month (Nov12).