Dog charity Stacey Solomon is forced to deny they are breaking celebrity rules as she gets puppy Teddy
Dog charity Stacey Solomon has adopted his new pup from which he was forced to deny breaking the rules for celebrity owners.
The mother-of-four took to Instagram she had adopted new puppy Theo last week after announcing that her beloved dog Theo had died in December.
Stacey, 32, took to Instagram on Monday to share adorable photos of the new dog, which she adopted from charity ProDogsDirect.
While many fans gushed about the cute new arrival, many were confused as to how the star managed to bring him home with young children in the house.
The Loose Women panelist welcomed a baby girl in October and also had three boys, Rex, two, Leighton, nine and Zachary, 13, at home.
Wondering whether or not she got special treatment due to her celebrity status, some angry fans took to the comments section.
“I find it sad that rescues don’t normally make the adoption process easier,” said one woman. “Families normally need older children because they don’t know a dog’s story.
“But for celebrities, they break the rules. Not even a house call. Why not give everyone the same treatment whether they’re famous or not.”
Another fan chimed in: “I would like to know how you do this, I had to go get a puppy because no rescue would let me have a dog because I had a baby.
“It’s ridiculous that so-called normal people can’t rescue but famous people can and no matter the circumstances.”
“I went to the dog shelter a few weeks ago and they told us that anyone with children under the age of six was not allowed to have a rescue dog?” a third intervened.
“I have two children under the age of six, so I couldn’t give a rescue dog a loving home after losing our beloved boxer to cancer last year.”
Following the influx of comments, the charity ProDogsDirect was forced to defend Stacey’s adoption and explained that there was no special treatment.
“We treat each dog as an individual – many of our dogs, unfortunately the majority, cannot be housed with young children due to their past or lack of information about their past,” reads a statement posted on Instagram.
“This boy is great with the kids, he has a fabulous temper and is now in a great home.
“We know it’s hard when you have kids, and we want all of our dogs to be able to be housed with kids. They can’t, but those who can, we’ll declare and house them with. children if this is the right home for the dog.
“Each dog is individual and so are each of our applicants. Be kind, we all want the same thing and that is to see all animals safe and loved.”
They then confirmed that they had relocated Teddy to Stacey, who went through their “adoption process” and completed a full application form.
“Yes, her home was checked and no, she hasn’t adopted a dog in 24 hours,” the spokesperson continued.
“It’s so sad that the minority cannot be happy that a rescue dog has found a great home where he will be loved and cared for – we couldn’t be happier for Teddy and his new family.
“Please be happy and be kind and if you can’t please shut up – Thank you to everyone who is happy for Teddy.”