There’s nothing quite like the pitter-patter of four little feet on the floor… yes, four. We’re talking about dogs, okay? Well, Dierks Bentley certainly agrees with that sentiment as he and his family have added another sweet rescue pup to their brood.
In a post shared by the Nashville Humane Association, Bentley, his wife Cassidy, and their three children are seen with their newest family member, an adorable dog named Patch Adams. “CONGRATS to Patch Adams – You’re now part of the Dierks Bentley Family,” the shelter captioned the adorable family photo.
Patch Adams is the latest addition to the Bentley family after the family adopted another sweet pup back in September of 2016. “In and out in about 10 minutes. We got a dog,” he said in a video of his eldest daughter Evie toting the pup out of the doors to take home as a best friend to their dog George.
When it came to naming the new addition, the family decided to compromise. “We brought her home and her name is Emmylou Hoo, which is a combination of Emmylou Harris and Cindy Lou Who,” Bentley told ABC News Radio. “The kids wanted Cindy Lou Who and I wanted Emmylou Harris, so we got Emmylou Hoo!”
Patch Adams and Emmylou Hoo join the family after the loss of Bentley’s beloved dog Jake, who passed away at age 15 after a battle with cancer last year. The sweet pooch had been by the Arizona native’s side from well before he was a married man, father and country superstar. Their loving bond is captured in the song “Can’t Be Replaced,” from Bentley’s ACM-nominated album BLACK.