Nina Dobrev’s new puppy Maverick will melt your heart

By: Hayley Bradbrook

Nina Dobrev is head over heels in love – with her new puppy! The actress recently revealed that she has adopted an adorable four-legged friend, who she has named Maverick.

The Canadian star has been sharing video after video of her dog on social media, much to the delight of her more than 12 million followers. Maverick made her debut on Instagram wearing a red bow and showing off her mega-watt smile. “Meet Maverick,” Nina captioned the cute photo.

❤️Meet Maverick❤️ @Mrs.Maverick

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The pint-size pup is a welcome new friend for Nina, especially after the Toronto native was left heartbroken following the death of her beloved cat Miss Lynx in late March.

Like all good Hollywood stars, Maverick even has her own Instagram account. “Hi. My name is Maverick Do(g)brev,” reads the introductory post. She goes on to explain: “I like long walks on the beach and candle lit dinners in doggie bowls I have a brother named Goose and we’re both 9 weeks old. I keep hearing the giants around us say that we’re half Border Collie half Aussie Shepherd, but I guess we won’t know for sure until we get a DNA test.”

From the moment they met, which Nina documented and shared on Instagram, it was clear that little Maverick was meant to join the Dobrev household. During their first encounter, the puppy is seen jumping for pure joy and kissing her new best friend while Nina laughs and smiles throughout the video.

Our first encounter... #MischievousMaverick @mrs.maverick

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Before the little ball of fur was staying in his forever home with the 28-year-old actress, she was being taken care of by the lovely volunteers at The Pet Care Foundation, a non-profit animal rescue centre in Los Angeles, California.

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