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Jesse Tyler Ferguson on adopting pet: "I'm very nervous"

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Mitchell from Modern Family

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Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has opened up about adopting his first pet.

Ferguson, who recently took in a Maltese Yorkie mix puppy, told The Ellen DeGeneres Show that becoming a parent to the special needs dog has been nerve-wracking.

"[My boyfriend and I] adopted a puppy! We got this very cute dog, this little Morkie, which is a Maltese Yorkie mix. He's very sweet, he's only about five months old," the star revealed to Ellen DeGeneres about the dog.

Ferguson further explained: "A friend of ours had a litter and they could not get rid of this puppy, he was basically the runt of the litter. He has one testicle, he has an extra rib, he has a kinked tail.

"No-one was taking him… My first pet - my dad had pets growing up but for some reason I don't think he trusted us with one. I'm very nervous."

Ferguson named the puppy Leaf after the character he portrayed in the Tony Award-winning play The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

The star recently professed that he loves working on Modern Family because the series has become a "a cultural touchstone for gay marriage".

Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on ABC.

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