Doris Day’s Rescue Puppy from SPCA for Monterey County

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Canine-loving icon Doris Day, who won the admiration of a new generation with her 2011 album “My Heart,” has revealed that earlier this year she opened up her heart and home to an orphan dog from the SPCA for Monterey County.

On her official website, the entertainment legend recorded a message to her fans to introduce the latest addition to her fur family– a tiny poodle/terrier dubbed Squirrely Jackson. Like all new pet parents, the Pillow Talk star proudly shows off a snapshot of her new Spot, and relays the tale of how the little lap dog became a part of her life.

Seeing the Fido’s face featured during the SPCA for Monterey County’s annual telethon, the famous founder of the Doris Day Animal Foundation– who called in to encourage donations– adopted the adorable pup, who had been suffering from a broken leg when she was rescued along with her mother and two siblings.

Doris Day is happy to report that Squirrely Jackson quickly adjusted to her new surroundings, and today she enjoys playing with her team of tail-wagging pals.

Far from the first time that the singer/actress teamed up with the SPCA for Monterey County, in 2010 the Doris Day Animal Foundation helped to establish the Duffy Day Lifesaving Program. Named after one of the performer’s beloved canine companions, the fund underwrites medical care of animals helped by the organization.

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Doris Day discusses pet adoption and the Duffy Day Lifesaving Program during the annual SPCA for Monterey County telethon:

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.