Cute Alert: Ian Somerhalder Rescued An Adorable Puppy

Ian Somerhalder has a very cute “new girl” in his life.

After saving a dog from the middle of LA traffic on Monday, the Vampire Diaries star decided to go ahead and keep the sweet stray pooch. Super sexy and an animal lover? Swoon.

My new girl.Rescued from traffic near the Vampire Diaries stages just a few hours ago-so smart, so beautiful&charming-all a man could ask for in a girl-So happy together.Her name is Nietzsche..,” he wrote alongside the above photo.

Ian split up from co-star and girlfriend of three years, Nina Dobrev, just three months ago. Perhaps little Nietzshe’s unconditional love will cure any breakup blues that still linger.

And if he gets real lonely, well, nothing’s a bigger babe magnet than a cute puppy.

Don’t believe us? Launch the gallery, above, to see more hot celeb guys with their furry friends.