Bradley Cooper Dog Samson Hunky actor Bradley Cooper may play suavely piggish characters in box office hits such as "The Hangover" and "Wedding Crashers," but based upon a recent story in the New York Times, it's evident that in real life, he's truly a very warm, likable down to earth guy. 

Brad's For Dogs

Clearly a huge animal lover, Cooper adopted his beloved dog Samson, a German shorthaired pointer, from a kill shelter's Web site just three weeks before he was going to be euthanized. His other dog Charlotte, a chow-retriever mix, was adopted when Cooper spotted her during an adoption drive in Santa Monica, Calif. 

Sadly, Samson passed away last year and Cooper had a beautifully enormous portrait honoring Samson hung in his Pacific Palisades home (Charlotte is resting under the table). How fantastic is this portrait?! LOVE IT!

We're def fans now!

Such a sweet homage to his companion  - don't you think? We give Mr. Cooper two thumbs and twelve paws up! To read the whole story, visit The New York Times

photo source: Amanda Friedman for The New York Times

reprint courtesy of Janet McCulley's The Daily Treat at AnimalPlanet.com