Lea Michele adopts new pet

Los Angeles: `Glee` star Lea Michele has adopted an eight-year-old Pomeranian puppy to help her cope with the death of boyfriend Cory Monteith.

The actress-singer posted a shot of cuddly Pearl on Twitter, reported People magazine.

"Today I would like to introduce you to Pearl. She`s eight-year-old and is my new little love... Welcome Pearl," she posted.

She later added a second shot of herself posing with the pooch, adding, "Pearls first photo shoot."

It is not the first time Michele has rescued a pet. She previously found homes for a litter of kittens she found wandering around the Paramount studios lot where `Glee` is shot.

She adopted two of the cats, and helped match the others with cast mate Heather Morris and a director on the show. The actress is still coming to terms with the loss of her boyfriend Monteith, who died from a heroin overdose in July.