Orlando Bloom is fostering a new puppy named Buddy, 3 months after baby

Congratulations are in order for dad, Orlando Bloom, who welcomed a new bundle of joy into his world this week! I know, you think I’m nuts because he and fiancée Katy Perry welcomed daughter Daisy Bloom in August. And, while that’s true, Orlando brought home a one-year-old foster puppy by the name of Buddy and he’s just too much! If you remember, Orlando’s poodle, Mighty, passed away after he slipped out of his yard back in July. Ugh, my heart just breaks open all over again thinking about it. But Orlando has, of course, had Daisy to help him heal and now he’s opened his heart to little Buddy, who is already becoming a part of the Perry-Bloom household. Orlando posted some photos of Buddy to his Instagram (those are below) with the following caption:

time for a #cutedogphoto 💙❤️🤍plz meet BUDDY a one year old something & something mix 🙌
nothing can replace mighty man, but fostering this little guy has really filled my heart – if you’ve never fostered or are considering, I’d highly recommend it – it leaves two beings better off & remember what they say never judge a book by its cover – swip for the before photo…🥺 thanks to @tobiessmalldogrescue also @thelabellefoundation for helping me to find my best ‘buddy’ 🙏

[From Instagram via Just Jared]

There is some question about getting a young pup with an infant in the house. Obviously, it’s up to whatever your energy level is. I got a puppy and had my first kid within 3 months of each other (the puppy was seven months by the time the kid was born). I didn’t think it through, I just really wanted a dog and was already pregnant. But it worked out for us fine. Orlando’s been through the baby years once already, so he knows what to expect. And they probably have help, even with Covid. But I think fostering is smart. First of all, they can gauge the work of having a baby and a new dog (plus Katy’s pup, Nugget, of course). If all goes well, the foster family can always adopt their foster. But if it is too much, Buddy still has his time with Orlando, he gets adopted into his new home and Orlando can foster again when he’s ready – win/win. Plus, what great exposure for Tobie’s Small Dog Rescue, The Labelle Foundation and fostering in general. In the case of a loss, fostering is doubly smart because not only can Orlando see if the household is ready for a new pup, but he can test if his heart is ready. Whatever the scenario, I am thrilled that Orlando and Buddy found each other for however long they are together.

Now, look at this little guy. I know the shirtless pic is a little thirsty but, I actually think Orlando posted it because Buddy is sleeping next to Orlando’s “Mighty” tattoo and that’s kind of poignant. That pic of Buddy sleeping is the After, the second one is Buddy’s Before – talk about a glow-up!



RIP Mighty *sniff*

Photo credit: Instagram

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  1. Linabear says:

    Love it!! I recently rescued a breeder mama from a puppy mill, and the process has been so rewarding. She’s a lot of work of course, but so so worth it.

  2. Eleonor says:

    This is beautiful!
    Happy for Buddy!

  3. AnnaKist says:

    Awww. This is such a heartwarming story. Imagine a world without doggies! We have 4. My birthday Doberman, a rescued bull arab, and two somethings-cross, who are brother and sister. In between these, we had our 19-year-old Jack Russell put to sleep. He was also a rescue dog, aged 3, and such a bright spark, we miss him still. The last two doggies belonged to a friend of my daughter’s best friend. Those two show dogs, and another dog impregnated her breeder. At first, when they were really small, the girl asked my daughter to dog-sit while she attended or judged a show. These “visits” became longer and longer. I finally had had enough, so rang the owner to ask why we’d been stuck with them so frequently and for so long. No food or toys were ever provided. She said that my daughter was only too happy to look after them, and I reminded her that this is not just my daughter’s home. I asked her straight out when she was coming to get them. She finally said she didn’t want them, and said we could just take them to the pound and surrender them. I told her she’s a despicable human being, and called her a few other choice names, and I’m not the least bit sorry. Of course the never made it to the pound, and have become spoilt. We even have to spell words when they’re around, which is always, otherwise they get overexcited. We might say, “if it’s not too hot tomorrow, we’ll take them to the DP (dog park)” or “we need more b o n e s from the butcher”. If they catch on and start getting excited, we say, “not today”, they make a disappointed sound like, *awwwwwwnnnnnww*. They’re bloody hilarious! We can’t imagine life without them.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      aw, you sound like such a good fur-mama.

      • AnnaKist says:

        Aw, thanks. It’s afyrt 3:30am here. My daughter woke up and wanted a cup of tea. She had chemo yesterday afternoon. Every Thursday night, after chemo, Girlie hi,ps on the bed with my daughter. Never ever on any other day. So sweet.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        they know, don’t they? when someone needs them?


        sending prayers for your daughter.

  4. Meggs says:

    I’ve been fostering rescue pups since March and totally second this. I feel like I’m doing a small bit of good in the world and Foster’s are often the limiting factor for how many dogs a rescue can help. It’s so fun to have puppy love and energy in your life, knowing things will settle back down in a few weeks. People always ask how I can give them up, and honestly it rips your guts out a little each time, but it is also really rewarding to see them go to good homes! I know there are a lot of pet lovers here—give fostering a shot!

    • Kebbie says:

      Absolutely. We started fostering cats during quarantine and right now we have a foster bunny. Saying goodbye to the first was definitely the hardest for me. I just have to remind myself “the goal is goodbye.” It’s never easy to say goodbye, but it has gotten a little less painful. I still cry every time lol but knowing I’m doing something good for my fosters and the shelter I work with keeps me going. It’s a very rewarding experience.