Hunter Hayes Adopts New Dog From Shelter

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Hunter Hayes recently adopted another furry friend from a Nashville animal shelter to accompany his first dog, Cole. Meet Ella here!

Louisiana native Hunter Hayes has a soft spot for furry friends. He rescued his first dog, a retired racing greyhound named Cole, from a shelter and just added a second rescue dog to the family. Hayes brought his new pup, Ella, home from the Proverbs 12:10 Rescue shelter in Nashville. She is a bit more energetic than Cole, but Hayes seems to enjoy them both very much.

Dear @proverbs1210animalrescue, thank you for this little adventurer. Everybody meet Ella! And here is the only picture of her sitting still I might ever have!

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As the “Yesterday’s Song” singer shared in his Instagram post, Ella does not sit still for very long.  Hayes and girlfriend Libby Barnes are excited to bring the whippet/beagle mix home from the shelter. The couple enjoyed their experience rescuing Cole, and wanted to help another dog out. They will have lots of adventures ahead with Cole and Ella.

The Proverbs 12:10 Rescue shelter is a no-kill and nonprofit animal rescue center. They raise funds mainly through bake sales, raffles, donations and large media campaigns. The organization is inspired by the Proverbs 12:10 Bible verse. It says, “A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.”

Hayes is also helping to raise awareness about the benefits of dogs, especially for military veterans and their families. He partnered with Heartgard Plus and the Warrior Canine Connection to inform others about the cause. Check out Hunter Hayes and his dog, Cole, supporting these organizations on Instagram below:

You guys know how much I love my pup and retired racer, Cole, and what an incredible impact I believe a dog can have on a person's life. That's why I'm teaming up with the maker of HEARTGARD® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) to help bring the healing power of dogs to our nation's Service Members, Veterans and their families. Now through June 30, you can nominate a deserving U.S. Service Member or Veteran to win an all-expense-paid trip to Nashville and a year's supply of HEARTGARD Plus for their dog. For every nomination, the HEARTGARD Plus team will donate $10 to Warrior Canine Connection®. The HEARTGARD Plus team will contribute up to $100,000 to @warriorcanineconnection in 2017. To make your nomination on Insta, just use the hashtags #NominateAVeteran and #Sweepstakes. Click the link in my bio to learn more. #ad

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Not only does he have two dogs to keep him busy now, but Hunter Hayes also has new music coming soon! The 25-year-old Country singer is getting ready to release a new album later this year. The album will feature three of Hayes’ singles including “Yesterday’s Song,” “Amen,” and “Young Blood,” which he released in 2016. It will be his fourth album, coming shortly after The 21 Project in 2015. Hayes also revealed that his new music is inspired by a past breakup as well as him experimenting and growing as an artist.

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