Ian Somerhalder's 'New Girl'

8:49 AM EDT 8/21/2013 by Mara Favis, Celebeat Reporter

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It looks like Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder is off the market.

Somerhalder has announced that he has a new girl more than three months after his breakup with Nina Dobrev. He even posted a photo of them on Instagram on Monday, August 19. He only had wonderful things to say about Nietzsche. But don't worry, Somerhalder's new girl has four legs and a tail.

"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... Photo by the one and only @thejram," the actor wrote in the caption.

It's clear that the two have formed an instant bond with each other as can be seen in the picture. Somerhalder, who admitted he was a cat man, has three cats that are possibly adjusting to the newest addition to the family.

In April, Somerhalder announced that he is working on plans on opening a center for abused dogs. "We're building an animal sanctuary that's also going to double as a sustainable agriculture farm and triple as a youth education camp. When a young person comes to that farm, they leave with a different understanding of compassion," the actor shared.

"If you have compassion for an animal, ultimately you will have compassion for people," he added.

Will Nietzsche be enough to fill the hole in Somerhalder's heart where Nina Dobrev used to be? Well, only time will tell but for now Somerhalder is madly enamored to this dog. 

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