Maisie Williams, perhaps better known as Game of Thrones's Arya Stark, adopted a new direwolf, only this one is very small, rather fluffy, and goes by the name Sonny.


Williams adopted Sonny after Christmas from Bristol Dogs and Cats, but she waited until he was "settled" (unpacked, maybe? Forwarding address set up? Registered in doggie elementary school?) before announcing it to the world. Now that the news is out, though, Williams has an important message for her fans and fellow dog-lovers: adopt, don't shop.

She introduced her new best friend to the world via Instagram, with the caption:

Adopted this little guy from Bristol Dogs and Cats home just after Christmas. Now that he's finally settled, I wanted to show you all the best companion I could have asked for. If you are looking for a dog and you are in the position to rescue, rather than buy, then PLEASE do- you never know what you might find.

Bristol Dogs and Cats posted a picture of Williams and Sonny on their page, with a similar message.

We are very excited that Maisie Williams visited us recently and adopted this gorgeous pooch, check out this lovely...

Posted by RSPCA Bristol Branch & Bristol Dogs and Cats Home on Monday, February 15, 2016