The actor is now the proud owner of a pitbull puppy named Driver, who was dumped at an animal shelter in Downey, California.
Driver had to undergo surgery for a broken femur before leaving the rescue centre, but Hutcherson insists his new pooch is recovering well.
He tells EOnline.com, "He's literally the most well-behaved dog you have ever met. For a puppy, he doesn't chew things up, he's already almost housebroken and he's only eight weeks old. He's incredible. He's doing great. His eyes are like that grey, silvery-blue pit eyes. They're so beautiful."
Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Robert Pattinson and Sandra Bullock have all taken in abandoned pups.