'She Rescued Me': Fall In Love With Nina Dobrev's Adorable Dog Maverick

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Fatima Araos

There’s more than one famous Maverick out there.

Tom Cruise’s character in Top Gun may be big right now but Nina Dobrev’s dog, who was named after the iconic pilot, is getting a lot of airtime on Instagram as well. And we’re not just talking about her mom’s IG, which has more than 25 million followers. This famous pooch happens to have her own account – with over 400 thousand fans!

On both pages, it’s obvious Maverick is the apple of her mom’s eye. Scroll for some adorable pics.

'Meet Maverick'

Dobrev adopted the puppy in 2017 and introduced her to the world via a post that she simply captioned, “Meet Maverick❤️.”

The same photo can be seen on the cute pooch’s IG with a longer caption, part of which says, “Hi. My name is Maverick Do(g)brev. I like long walks on the beach and candle lit dinners in doggie bowls. I have a brother named Goose and we're both 9 weeks old. I keep hearing the giants around us say that we're half Border Collie half Aussie Shepard, but I guess we won't know for sure until we get a DNA test.”

'She Rescued Me As Much As I Rescued Her'

The Vampire Diaries actress got Maverick from a shelter shortly after her cat Lynx died. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she called her “the world’s chillest dog.”

“She rescued me as much as I rescued her,” Dobrev continued. “I was so lost after Lynx passed, but Maverick brought me back to life.”

Spoiled And Loved

Scroll through Maverick’s Instagram page and you’ll see just how spoiled and loved this fur baby is. Dobrev takes her everywhere – to concerts, on trips, to photoshoots (the pup would even model alongside her mom in magazine features).

The two also have a penchant for wearing twinning outfits. In April last year, Maverick “posted” on her Instagram a photo of them sporting identical striped tops, which she captioned, “matching shirts? i’ve had enough. someone pls call Peta.”

'My Little Valentine'

A year after adopting her, Dobrev posted a sweet and funny tribute to Maverick in honor of her birthday. It said in part,

“Happy Birthday to my little valentine. It’s so fitting that I find a love puppy, born on Feb 14th (let’s be real, she’s a rescue. I have no idea when she was born. But the shelter said she was 10 weeks old when I got her, which would have been around the second week of February so I obviously chose FEBRUARY 14TH ... duh)…She brings me so much joy, love, and companionship... just like all Valentine’s should. Except @mrs.maverick doesn’t talk back. Which is better. So I kind of win Valentine’s Day. ❤️🐼”