'Eastwood Van Gundy' the adopted dog becomes an instant hit on Twitter

Posted at 4:30 PM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 15:35:26-04

Just hours after Stan Van Gundy's new dog "Eastwood" met his new family, the adopted dog showed up with his own social media account!

You can follow @EastwoodVanGundy on Twitter.

Eastwood's first message to his followers, says "Car rides are for the good boys" along with a picture of his new best friend.

The 1-year-old lab-retriever mix became a statewide sensation last week after Pistons Head Coach Stan Van Gundy and his family decided to adopt him.

Eastwood is a special-needs dog, and was the only pet left behind at a Humane Society event last week before the Van Gundy's stepped up and gave him a home.

Eastwood started the day with about 10 Twitter followers, and quickly jumped to hundreds. That number will continue to climb.