Published Friday, 27 December 2013
The Baby hitmaker stopped by a pet store in Stratford, Canada on Thursday and decided to treat himself to a belated Christmas present by spending $600 on a seven-week-old Bulldog named Petey, according to TMZ.com.
The news is unlikely to go down well with animal rights campaigners - Bieber came under fire in March after Mally, his capuchin monkey, was seized by German authorities because the 19-year-old did not have the required documentation for the animal to enter the country.
Bieber never claimed the primate and Mally was eventually transferred to a local zoo.
The singer also previously owned a hamster, but offloaded the animal to a fan. The rodent subsequently died.