Carrie Underwood Rescues A Shelter Dog

She introduced fans to Charlotte via social media.


Lauren Jo Black

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February 12, 2023


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Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson, Charlotte; Photo Courtesy Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood adopted a new rescue puppy!

The country superstar took to social media on Sunday (Feb. 12) to introduce fans to the “newest member” of her family.

“Meet Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Nilla Fisher…” Underwood wrote alongside several snapshots of her new pup. “I met her in Charlotte when the lovely people at @pincdogrescue brought some puppies to the venue to make us all smile.”

”We had been looking for the right pup for our family for a while and she seemed just too good to be true!” she continued.

Charlotte joins Underwood’s two other fur babies, Penny Jean and Zero, as well as her sons, Isaiah, 7, and Jacob, 4. The “Hate My Heart” singer also shared that their new addition is getting along with everyone else in the house.

“She is happy at home playing with her boys…and Penny and Zero have responded well and are getting to know their new sister…” she added, before showcasing gratitude for the shelter she adopted the pup from. ”Thank you, Pawsitive Impact NC Dog Rescue for all the incredible work you do, and thanks for bringing this sweet girl into our lives!”

Underwood first announced the news that she adopted a puppy during her Denim & Rhinestones tour date in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday (Feb. 8). In the midst of her headlining concert, she told the crowd that she “adopted a puppy” and asked the audience to keep it a secret.

“Don’t tell my children. It’s a surprise,” Underwood said. “[My kids have] been wanting one for a while, and we’ve been looking for one for a while and I think we found — well, I know we found — our girl.”

The news comes nearly a year after the passing of Underwood’s beloved dog, Ace, who died in April of 2022. 

“Last night, my sweet Ace left this world…he will forever live on in our hearts and be forever missed,” Underwood wrote at the time. ”He was there for me when I was on my own trying to figure out life when it was at its craziest!”

She went on to explain that Ace, who was a rescue dog, has been through thick and thin with Underwood and her family.

”He was with me through 3 houses, 6 tours and 2 kids…always ready to snuggle and play…through all the highs and lows,” she added. ”He was a true friend and a good boy till the very end. I love you, sweet Ace…see you on the other side…💔”

The late pup played an important role in various milestone moments throughout Underwood’s life, including escorting her down the aisle during her and husband, Mike Fisher’s, wedding.

“He’ll be one of the ring bearers – he’s like my kid,” Underwood told PEOPLE in July 2010. “Ace is such a big part of my life.”

In addition to partaking in her and Fisher’s special day, Ace also helped the “Ghost Story” singer announce her first pregnancy.

Carrie Underwood, Ace; Photos via Instagram
Carrie Underwood, Ace; Photos via Instagram

The eight-time GRAMMY winner is a longtime supporter of animal adoption. In 2009, she founded The C.A.T.S. Foundation (Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation) to support her hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma. 

Denim & Rhinestones Tour

Underwood is currently in the midst of her headlining Denim & Rhinestones Tour, which features support from Jimmie Allen. 

The trek kicked off on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in Greenville, South Carolina, and currently runs through March 17, when the tour will wrap in Seattle, Washington.

Underwood’s tour comes in support of her latest record, Denim & Rhinestones, which arrived on June 10, 2022, via Capitol Records Nashville. The 12-track project features her latest single “Hate My Heart,” the project’s lead single “Ghost Story,” as well as fan-favorite tracks such as “Pink Champagne,” “Crazy Angels,” and “Velvet Heartbreak.”

Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson

Las Vegas Residency

Following the trek, Underwood will return to Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas for her residency in the Summer of 2023.

Underwood recently added 18 new shows to her REFLECTION: The Vegas Residency, which will begin on June 21, 2023.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to Resorts World Las Vegas next summer,” says Underwood. “REFLECTION is a show I’m so proud of and have so much fun performing. I love being out on the road with THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR and look forward to returning to Vegas once that wraps, as it has become our home away from home where we get to play to audiences from all over the world.”

Carrie Underwood’s next scheduled tour date is set for Tuesday, February 14 in Charleston, WV.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.