Jennifer Aniston adopts rescue dog

Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston and her beau Justin Theroux have adopted a rescue puppy and named her Sophie.

"We have a little puppy, Sophie, a rescue. A little pit boxer," said Aniston, 43. The couple decided to adopt after Aniston`s "extreme animal activist" pal called her up and said 10 puppies were "left in a box in front of a shelter", reported a magazine.

"Sophie came up to us, and that was sort of a big indicator of they choose you," the `Wanderlust` actress said.

"We were there for three hours, and I`m telling you, I was almost walking out with three puppies. It`s so hard. That`s why we named her Sophie, because it was Sophie`s Choice. I was crying - it was so hard."

Aniston added that she and Theroux are currently crate training Sophie, "but she doesn`t love" being "trapped in a cage."

"I have a white German Shepherd, Dolly, and she loves her crate. We were a little nervous about them getting along. Dolly doesn`t have a crate anymore but she loved it. Somehow she walked her way into Sophie`s crate, which is tiny... It was good because Sophie was like, `I love going wherever you go.` They slept there together the whole night."