10:05 PM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 05/02/2012 02:40PM
Pauley Perrette is the best foster mom a homeless pet could hope for.
"We have failed at fostering. Of course we are keeping #RescueDogs Bug & Grace forever!" the actress wrote on Twitter Tuesday, sharing a photo of herself cuddling the rescue dogs she is adopting.
Originally posted 04/05/2012 03:00PM
Pauley Perrette knew something was wrong. Her elderly dog Little Joe was lethargic, his skin was cold and his gums were white. It turns out they were signs of something very serious: internal bleeding.
The elderly Chihuahua mix, who is "about 237 years old," Perrette told PEOPLE last year, is now recovering from emergency surgery and the actress considers herself lucky that she recognized the warning signs.
Originally posted 12/22/2011 02:00PM
Originally posted 10/14/2011 05:00PM
Pauley Perrette may play a woman who knows a lot about death, but the NCIS actress actually knows a lot more about life and how to help her pets live longer.
Perrette, best known for her role as forensic specialist Abby Sciuto on the hit CBS show, has shared her home for 10 years with two senior rescue dogs: Cece, a brain-damaged rat terrier-Chihuahua mix, and Little Joe, a mix of corgi, dachshund and Chihuahua who's "probably about 237 years old."
"I'll tell you the secret: It's because I talk to them all the time," Perrette told PEOPLE at this month's American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards presented by Cesar Canine Cuisine. "I really think it's talking to them all the time and giving them that kind of love. They want to stay."
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