You may know her as Alex Dunphy in the comedy series Modern Family or as the voice behind every little girl’s favorite princess in Sofia the First. But perhaps her most fulfilling role would be as an animal advocate and all-time fur-mama, evident in the number of adopted dogs she currently owns. Regardless of where you know or love her from, it is without a doubt that Alex Winter uses her fame to good use.
The actress recently adopted a darling lab mix rescue puppy with piercing blue eyes together with her boyfriend and fellow actor Luke Benward. The actress posted photos of her new baby with the caption “Love him beyond!!!!!!” on her social media account. The pair decided to call him Cobey.
Previously known as Tobin when he was still at The Labelle Foundation, he and his family were rescued from a high-kill shelter. The Los Angeles-based animal rescue and foster home is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and advocating for dogs. Alex and Luke expressed their utmost gratitude for the foundation for their “special boy.”
Cobey is rambunctious—he has so much energy, loves to wrestle, never wants to miss out, and likes being around other people. But after all his activity, he just mellows out and enjoys cuddling. Now that’s best friend material, wouldn’t you agree?
The couple is obsessed with their blue-eyed fur-baby that they nicknamed him a couple of other things: Cobey, a.k.a. Cobain, a.k.a Cobeans. Their new pet is also the star of their social media posts, where Alex is seen sharing tons of endearing photos together with him.
Winter has four other rescue dogs, and Cobey is a delightful addition to the pack. For National Dog Day this year, the actress shared photos and videos of her pets on Instagram with a #NationalDogDay greeting from her and her furbabies, saying that life is ruff (pun intended) right now, and encourages everyone to go and adopt so everyone can get to cuddling.
Source: Alex Winter via Instagram