We knew Ian Somerhalder was an amazing guy, but the Vampire Diaries star just took his adorableness to a whole other level. The animal-loving actor’s charitable organization, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, recently announced a new partnership with Rover.com, a group that helps connect dog owners with approved dog sitters. How adorable!

“We are excited to partner with Rover and thank them for donating to the foundation, uniting their voice with ours, and empowering us to create change,” ISF co-founder Ian Somerhalder said in a press release. “The real potential for quantifiable, worldwide change is reinforced when for-profit companies form collaborative and symbiotic relationships with non-profit entities.”

Here’s the kicker: With Rover making a $5,000 donation to ISF, Ian’s foundation is teaming up with Rover for the company’s Sit-a-Dog, Save-a-Life program. This program allows Rover dog sitters to donate a portion of their proceeds to partner animal rescues and shelters. With Ian being a proud grandfather of a litter of pups (thanks Nietzsche!), he knows how much love these little guys need.

But does this really surprise us? Ian is one of the biggest animal supporters in the world. Don’t believe us? Check out him cuddling with his kitty. Yeah, that happened.

What do you think about ISF’s newest partnership? Too cute, right? Hit the comments and let us know!

Source: BusinessWire.com

Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!