Hugh Jackman has a new pet for Christmas after rescuing a dog and taking it home to his family.

The Les Miserables star took to Instagram.com on Tuesday (23Dec14) to alert fans to his new find, posting a photo of himself cuddling the shaggy pooch.

He wrote, "Santa came early and he brought a sister for Dali. No name just yet."

Dali is the name of the French bulldog Jackman and his family adopted in 2010.