Kevin Spacey adopted a rescue puppy, named her Boston: the cutest thing ever?

This is just a sweet little story about a celebrity who don’t discuss enough. Kevin Spacey is on Twitter, did you know that? You can see his Twitter feed here – he’s not on there 24-7, which is nice, and he seems to use it mostly for his charity work and to promote his projects and his friends’ projects. The past few weeks he’s been tweeting a lot about Boston and he traveled to the city to thank first responders in person. Then late last week he tweeted the above photo – he rescued a puppy and named her Boston. SO CUTE.

Kevin Spacey found a very special – and, well, very adorable – way to honor an American city that has seen both tragedy and triumph in the last few weeks.

“New member of the family,” he Tweeted Saturday, sharing a photo of his new puppy (seemingly adopted from the North Shore Animal League America). “Her name is Boston in honor of the city.”

Since three people were killed and more than 260 injured on April 15 when two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line, the actor, 53, has visited both victims and the cops who came to their aid.

He “had to get on a plane,” he told the Boston Herald. “I’m not a doctor or first responder, but if people know me from movies, and walking into their work space or room brings a smile to their face – with the challenges these amazing citizens have in front of them – then that’s worth coming.”

He added: “The cops, nurses, doctors, hospital staff and patients that I have met over the past few days have given me the greatest feeling of pride in being an American and made me understand that we are all Boston.”

[From People]

Boston Spacey is adorable, isn’t she? She seems to have already bonded with her dad too. I love the pic of her gnawing on his nose. I wouldn’t mind gnawing on his nose a little too. Kevin is very bitable.

Also – when Kevin was in Boston, he jogged past a tourist and photobombed her in spectacular fashion (she’s a huge Spacey fan too!):

Photos courtesy of WENN, Reddit and Kevin’s Twitter.

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  1. Dawn says:

    Cute dog…I had a cat named Boston way back in the 70S and what a cat he was!

  2. tina says:

    I LOVE him. What a fine man he is.

  3. LeeLoo says:

    Can I just say I love Kevin Spacey? I love just about everything he’s in, even the crappy movies. His puppy is awesome too. Boston looks like a boxer mix and I think boxers are adorable. I think it’s cool Kevin honored Boston the way he did. It says a lot about his character. I’ve always thought he’d be a cool guy to hang out with.

  4. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Gah!!! I love him so much. These pics are making me melt.

    What a great guy to come visit the victims and not turn it into a self-serving press circus. I honestly did not see one single thing on the local news about Spacey being in town.

    Love him–total class act.

  5. Reece says:

    Awww Is it cute dog day?
    LOL at the photobombing!

  6. The Original Mia says:

    Aww…that’s awesome.

  7. Jane says:

    He is great, bless him and his unselfish ways in Boston. All of the puppy photos are cute, but the 2nd (the perfect portrait) and 4th (mischievous, adorable puppy) are just too, too much!!!

  8. L says:

    Sigh..I guess I still have that special feeling for Kevin Spacey despite him looking like my ex and father of my daughter. 😍

  9. Sophie says:

    She’s biting his nose!!!!!! argh so cute!

  10. Lipsy says:

    Cute story! Also, I enjoy House of Cards :)

  11. Deanne says:

    Love Kevin Spacey. The dog is too cute and looks very happy in her new home.

  12. JC says:

    I like Spacey — he’s a great actor. A real delight to watch.

    He needs to rethink that toupee, however. Ain’t foolin’ anyone, boo.

  13. Samigirl says:

    I love him. He’s my in my mind BGF. <3

  14. erika says:

    love kevin spacey and LOVE the doggie! he looks thrilled beyond belief! Just have to say, dogs are beautiful souls, pristine hearts. Unconditional love, forgiveness,loyalty!

  15. lucy2 says:

    Aw, sweet.
    He seems like a kind person, and one who puts his fame to good use.

  16. Cobalt says:

    I have loved Kevin Spacy since Seven and American Beauty. So glad I can watch him in House of Cards.

  17. videli says:

    Can’t WAIT for House of Cards, season 2!

  18. Apples says:

    Great actor. The Usual Suspects is one of my favorite movies.

  19. Kelly says:

    Anyone ever Wiseguy? I could not take my eyes off Kevin SPacey as Mel Proffit. Awesome actor, and adorable puppy.

    • Deb says:

      OMG yes, that was an awesome show back in the day. Mel Profitt was a total wack job.

    • rashers says:

      I remember that! I remember my bro n I searching the credits for the actors name. That must be over 20 years ago! I even remember a toe sucking scene that managed to be both funny and malevolent.

      Damn, you know you can act when your audience remembers scenes from a guest appearance on an otherwise unremarkable TV show.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      A Wiseguy memory! He was so fantastic in Wiseguy, I thought he walked away with the whole show during his arc as Mel Proffitt.

      He must have been unknown then, because I remember checking his name in the credits. I thought at the time “This guy is going to be huge.” A great, great actor.

      Has anyone seen him in Swimming With Sharks?

      • Kristin says:

        Swimming with Sharks is awesome! I seriously love everything he’s in, but my faves are The Usual Suspects, L.A. Confidential,and American Beauty. I have the biggest crush on him! He is living proof that if a celebrity genuinely wants to have a private life and live under the radar, then it’s totally possible. He’s actually a good guy. I would die if he photobombed me!

  20. Dhavynia says:

    Such a great actor. Im glad he adopted, I adopted my beagle mix ans its one of the best things I’ve ever done because she reminds me of unconditional love

  21. rashers says:

    I used to love him until a close friend worked on a play at the Vic. She told us that he was universally reviled. He is aloof like wont speak directly to underlings, ever. And hes so mercurial that its not unsual to see him chatting amicably then suddenly cussing the person out.

    Naturally, I thought she was mistaken, so I googled. There lots of stories but Datalounge has the most credible stories in their Theatre threads. Hes still a great actor regardless.

  22. Murphy says:

    I love Kevin Spacey but I have to admit that Pay if Forward movie creeped me the f out

  23. j.eyre says:

    Today is a big bag of “aaaaaaawwwwwww”

  24. PortlandJan says:

    I’m glad to see a major actor giving the concept of adopting unstead of buying a shot in the arm. Loved Mr. Spacey in “American Beauty” and “The Usual Suspects”.

  25. elceibeno08 says:

    That dog must be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, with the exception of course of my white (with apricot hightlights) toy French poodle.

  26. Tiffany :) says:

    Looooove this story. Love the photobomb photo (he looks so jolly!). Love the picture of the puppy asleep on his face! So cute!

    I have great respect for Kevin’s talent, but this makes it seem like he might be a pretty wonderful person as well.

    Dang, I love puppies!

  27. Just Celebz says:

    Awwwwwwwww So Cute! Hope everthing goes well x

  28. skuddles says:

    I love that Kevin Spacey went to visit the Boston bombing victims… and adopted a puppy in their honor ♥

  29. Lemony says:

    Kevin Spacey is simply awesome!
    Pup couldn’t be any cuter!

  30. Miss M says:

    He was walking at Boston Commons and I missed him? *sniff*

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww to Boston Spacey, so cute!

  31. JudyK says:

    My heart is melting looking at these pics. Boston loves her Daddy…just too precious. Boston is unbelievably CUTE!

    Love people who are kind to animals.

  32. KellyinSeattle says:

    I like Kevin Spacey because he can be both dramatic and humorous. And, I’m not even a dog person, but I love the pics!

  33. Mindy says:

    The puppy is cute… the staging of those pics (that wig he’s wearing is not the same ‘ratouppee’ he’s been sporting lately, it’s the one he wears in House of Cards – and I wonder how good all that makeup he’s wearing is for the dog) and the ‘For Your Consideration’ publicity campaign for that elusive Emmy he’s on now isn’t though.

    Oh and sending out a press release about getting a new dog is.. well.. sad.

    • Lauli says:

      Totally agree with you. This is an Emmy campaign in full scale: the puppy pics, the photo bomb, the visit to the Boston victims and who knows what next. I’m surprided that my fellow bitches bought this PR BS. He’s one of the greatest actors of his generation but he’s also a douchebag, a manipulator and a closeted gay.

      • ??? says:

        I’m genuinely curious: Why and how is Spacey a douchebag and manipulator? Examples? If it’s that he’s been tough to work with on set, well then, that’s the majority of Hollywood. Doesn’t make it right, but many actors are dramatic, moody, and high-maintenance by nature. I’ve never heard anything bad about him, but I also don’t religiously follow celebrity gossip, so maybe I missed the memo.

        Also, what’s your point about him being a “closeted gay”? I’ve heard the rumors of this, but why would it be anyone’s business if an actor wants to keep his private life and sexual orientation under wraps? As far as I know, Spacey has always kept a relatively low profile. It’s a nice change, no? There are far too many famous folks using their personal lives for PR as it is.

      • Lauli says:

        Why a douchebag? Too many stories to tell, please google yourself.
        Manipulator: oh yes, he’s so personal and private to feel the need of sending out even a press release about getting a new dog… Come on, you can’t really believe this has not been done for PR purposes, hence the manipulator (what’s really disappointing is the visit to the Boston people, tragedies like these should never, ever be exploited for publicity reasons).
        As for being closeted, to each his/her own. I keep my beloved mensch Anderson Cooper and Zachary Quinto and you can keep your meh man kevin spacey. I think it’s a good deal. Lol

    • B says:

      Well, if the gush-fest here is any indication, it’s working.

  34. mmd575 says:

    Love Kevin Spacey! I would love it if he photo bombed my photo!

  35. RobN says:

    Wow, a picture of Kevin Spacey in a park that wasn’t taken in the dead of night. Don’t think I’ve ever seen one of those.

  36. xoxokaligrl says:

    The puppy pictures melt my cold heart.

  37. xoxokaligrl says:

    The puppy picture melts my cold heart.

  38. Nicolette says:

    Love the top right photo where it looks like she’s asleep. Sooooo cute!

  39. Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

    I adore this man.

  40. Str8Shooter says:

    SO nice and refreshing to read something like this. What a totally selfless, caring gesture to come visit people in crisis to bring them some good cheer.

    Being a native Bostonian, I say, hats off to you, Mr. Spacey!

    And that puppy is adorable!!!

  41. nancypants says:

    I’ve had a minor crush on Kevin Spacey for years.

    No one could have played Jim Williams any better and I kind of hated him in The Shipping News. In fact, I hated that whole movie and wish I hadn’t seen it but that’s just me.

    Yes, I’ve read that he can be a huge ass and no one really knows that much about him.
    He keeps his personal life PERSONAL and do you know he can sing?

    He can sing and quite well.
    “I wanna be around” is one of my faves of his. Dinah Washington did it better but Kevin did it quite well.

    I do love the pics with Boston.
    That’s a rarity.

    One of my other crushes is Gary Sinise.
    “Lt. Dan”, among others.

    You don’t often hear of him or his personal life either but he has a band
    and he and his band support US military veterans like you wouldn’t believe unless you did a little digging.

    Sweet! Love those guys!

  42. Ally8 says:

    We’re gonna need regular updates on this dog. I’ll take puppy watch over bump watch any day!

  43. dd says:

    OMG she is so soft and delicious looking. Her coat remind me of a Hershey smores. :D

  44. dd says:

    OMG she is so soft and delicious looking. Her coat reminds me of a Hershey smores. :D

  45. LGWolf says:

    He is not even TOUCHING the dog. Photo op.

  46. Nan209 says:

    Love him! His puppy is tooo cute. I just adopted a stray who a similar proclivity for licking/nibbling…adorable.

  47. Ravensdaughter says:

    Baby puppy!-I am sure s/he is tearing up the house, but I bet Kevin doesn’t care!

  48. RHONYC says:

    Scandal is about to close season so i am going to need the Stace-meier’s
    ‘House of Cards’ next season to come back STAT!!!

    mama needs her political dramas!

    Kayser Soze is da MAN! ;-)