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Scott Foley gets a smooch from a cute pooch. (Photo: Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com)
Scott Foley has a full house … but there is always room for more. Animals, that is, not babies.
The Scandal star has partnered with Swiffer and Bark & Co. for a pet adoption initiative for the holidays, which comes in handy as he has plans to grow his furry family.
“We’re looking to adopt another dog so Frankie has a friend,“ he told Yahoo Celebrity. “We have a dog, a cat, three chickens. Did I mention three kids?”
Foley, 43, and his wife, Marika Domińczyk, 35, are parents to Malina, 6, Keller, 3, and Konrad, who turns 1 today.
The Foleys (Photo: WireImage)
“I am [tapped out] at three [kids],” he laughed. “We’re done with kids — we have a full house. It’s a great full house, though. I’m the most fortunate man in the world.”
Scott and his wife adopted their dog, Frankie, right before Marika gave birth last year, which was “more than a handful” but “such a great move,” he said.
“We got Frankie about a month before we had our third child. It was a lot, I’m not going to lie, but it has enriched our lives so much,” he gushed. “I’ve had dogs ever since I grew up, and I think it’s important to have dogs. Kids learn a lot from dogs, whether it’s responsibilities, companionship, exercise. Getting out and throwing the ball for the dog instead of sitting in front of the TV is a big deal in our house.”
The Foley family dog, Frankie. (Photo: Instagram)
The Felicity alum said his older kids “absolutely” have dog responsibilities, and Konrad will have chores, too, once he gets old enough.
“I can’t believe I have a 1-year-old,” Foley said. “No more babies. … I can still be a baby, but no more infants in the house.”
So how do they plan to celebrate Konrad’s first birthday?
“He’s getting christened on the same day of his birthday, so we’re doing a christening and birthday party,” he shared. “Between you and me, I’ve never been a fan of the 1-year-old birthday party, because the 1-year-old doesn’t remember it.”
He continued, “It’s more for the parents … to have [drinks] and complain about how hard the past year has been! Especially when you have two other ones at 6 and 3 … but you know, we’re going to have a little party. My wife has been looking for a Polish food truck to come to the house. We’ll have beers with our friends and complain,” he laughed.
Foley’s crazy last year made partnering with Swiffer a no-brainer.
“As an animal lover, I am partnering with Swiffer, because especially during this time of the year, parents always talk about wanting a pet in the house for the kids, but a lot of those parents are worried about the mess, and that is one of the barriers of entering into pet adoption,” he said. “Swiffer came up with this idea of Welcome Home Bark Boxes.”
Scott really loves dogs. (Photo: Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com)
The boxes include cleanup supplies, treats, toys, and food, and are valued at around $50. Swiffer and Bark & Co. will provide 10,000 welcome home kits to participating shelters across the country, and Swiffer will donate an additional $50,000 total to select rescue organizations to support shelter needs this holiday season.
“Swiffer is a savior for us,” Foley said.
We believe it.