Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams adopts rescue dog

The actress adopted Sonny right after Christmas, and says he's settling in well. Credit: @RSPCABristol

Maisie Williams has been enjoying a new friend after adopting a rescue dog.

The Game of Thrones actress adopted Sonny shortly after Christmas from the RSPCA Bristol Dogs and Cats Home.

The charity announced the news on social media, posting a picture of the pair together.

The 18-year-old - originally from Clutton near Bristol - is clearly proud of her new pet, sharing pictures with her 1.8 million followers on Instagram.

She joins the RSPCA in the #adoptdontshop campaign, which tries to encourage people to give homes to rescue animals rather than buying from new born litters.