LOVE Island star Olivia Attwood has introduced the newest member of her family to fans after she and fiancé adopted an adorable rescue puppy.
The 29-year-old, who is engaged to Blackburn Rovers midfielder Bradley Dack, revealed that the pooch and her siblings had been found “crying in the snow in Romania.”
Clearly smitten with her new furbaby, Lola, Olivia posted a series of sweet snaps showing off the gorgeous dog and shared with her fans the sad story behind her beginning.
Writing next to the photos, the influencer wrote: “Meet….Lola Brad and I have waited years to get a dog, and I can’t believe she’s actually here and she’s ours.
“And what I can believe even less is that we get to have this beautiful dog as part of our family because someone else deemed her not worthy of being in theirs.”
The Towie star went on: “Lola and her siblings were found crying in the snow on New Year’s Day in Romania. After being dumped.
“Luckily the incredible @carefordogsro managed to find them just in time and got straight to work with @thepackprojectuk to try turn their fate around.”
Olivia told fans she and Bradley had spent a long time researching dogs and but as soon as she saw Carpathian/German Shepherd mix Lola she “fell completely in love”
The reality star’s fans appeared to be as smitten as she was and flocked to leave adoring comments underneath.
“Omg adorable,” wrote one.
Another gushed: “She is beautiful and rescue dogs are so special.”
“Oh my gosh so glad you rescued! What a lovely life she going to have with you guys,” wrote fellow Love Island Lucie Rose Donlan.
Sales of puppies shot up during lockdown and opened up a toxic market for unauthorised breeders to sell sick dogs.
Highlighting the danger, Love Island star Molly-Mae was left heartbroken when her Pomeranian Mr Chai died just days after being imported from Russia.
Olivia has been very vocal about her opposition to the practise and has spoken before to condemn third-party puppy dealers who she accused of profiting from the “miserable existence” of breeding dogs.
She said: “Since I’ve come out of Love Island I’ve had breeders like that message me offering me a free dog like they’re a f***ing pair of shoes or something.
“It’s just horrendous, and I really don’t want you guys to go and pile on to Molly and Tommy because it’s not about them, they’ve been conned by one of these establishments.”
Olivia continued: “At the end of the day if the laws were stricter these establishments wouldn’t be able to operate and then you wouldn’t have these kind of stories.
“There is no care in that kind of breeding, taking dogs from third parties is purely a money-making industry, and the mothers of these dogs, well if you do some research, their existence is miserable until they can no longer produce puppies and they’re just basically disposed of.
“So for everyone who’s had a dog from this kind of breeder and goes ‘my dog’s fine’, well good for you, but the whole chain of misery that follows that dog is not fine.”