Miley Cyrus adopts dog

The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker - who has taken in a number of furry friends over the past four years including a pet pig - has added a little beagle named Barbie to her animal family.

Taking to her Instagram account over the weekend, the 23-year-old singer uploaded a photograph of the new addition alongside the caption: "Happy to introduce the newest member of my family Barbie @beaglefreedom #stopanimaltesting #donttestonbeagles (sic)"

The blonde beauty, who is an avid animal rights activist, also has Pitbulls Milky and Mary-Jane, Rottweiler and Beagle cross Happy, Sheepdog Emu, a Chihuahua cross called Bean and mongrel Penny Lane, as well as three cats.

Alongside her own clan of four-legged friends, Miley also has her fiancé Liam Hemsworth's adopted dogs Tani and Dora.

The couple rekindled their romance in March after breaking off their engagement in 2013 following three years of dating.

And, although it's still technically early days for the pair, it seems they're wasting no time getting reacquainted with one another as they're planning to wed in Liam's native Australia.

A source said recently: "They're getting married on the beach."

Meanwhile, the high-profile split three years ago was difficult for both of them but the 28-year-old hunk believes it was necessary in order to get to the stage they're at now.

He said: "Of course it was hard, man. But at the time we were going in different directions and it's just what needed to happen. We were both super young and it was a good decision at the time--we both needed that.

"I make my decisions about what's going to make me happy, what I think is right and what I want to do, and I don't worry too much outside of that."

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