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Liev Schreiber adopts two dogs left homeless by Hurricane Harvey

Liev Schreiber called ex-partner Naomi Watts and their sons to get their views on which dogs he should take home.

Liev Schreiber adopted two dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey as he appeared on U.S. TV chat show Live With Kelly and Ryan on Wednesday (06Sep17).

The 49-year-old actor was waiting backstage at the morning programme when he ran into a host of canines from Texas who had been brought into the Live team by Home For Good Dog Rescue, who were aiming to raise awareness of animals left homeless by the devastating natural disaster.

Chatting to the team and meeting the pooches, Liev then called his ex-partner Naomi Watts on video chat app FaceTime to show her the dogs, before asking their sons 10-year-old Alexander and Samuel, eight, which ones they liked best.

After the pair settled on two adorable puppies, it was up to Liev to make the adoption official.

Making his way onto the set of the chat show a few moments later, Liev admitted he had been forced to step in as one of the programme's producers had also expressed an interest in taking home one of the dogs.

"I just had a dust up with one of your producers," Liev laughed as he sat down. "I don’t think it’s fair or appropriate that your producers get to take all of the dogs that came from Houston.

"My sons want a dog and I found the perfect dog, but one of your producers already wants my dog. Think of my poor 10-year-old son sitting at home right now, looking at the television, weeping for his beloved (puppy)."

Following Liev's desperate plea, the producer said he would arm wrestle the Ray Donovan star to determine who could take home the canine. And it seems the screen star won, as he later shared several pictures of himself with the dogs on his Instagram page.

Alongside one snap of himself sitting in the backseat with the new additions, Liev wrote: "Look what I just got. Couple of orphans from Houston checking out the Big Apple for the first time. Thank you #kellyandryan."

He captioned another shot of him holding both puppies in his study: "Home at last".

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