Lea Michele adopts a tiny 8-year-old pooch

As Lea Michele slowly deals with the loss of her boyfriend and costar, Cory Monteith, she's finding comfort in a new little buddy: 8-year-old pooch Pearl.

Her tiny, adopted companion looks like a Pomeranian with a little lion's cut, and Lea introduced the newest addition to her family via her Instagram


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In one photo of tiny pearl lying on a blanket, the 27-year-old actress wrote, "Everyone meet my new little love Pearl :)."

A second shot shows Pearl and Lea's cat, Sheila, with the caption, "My girls :)." Lea also adopted Sheila when she found the kitty on the set of Glee. 

Lea's longtime love, Glee's Cory Monteith, passed away in July at just 31 years of age. An emotional tribute to the actor and his character, Finn Hudson, aired last week to more than 7 million viewers. 

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