Celebrities With Their Pets

A human’s best friend! Many celebs have offered fans a look at their most adorable moments with their pets.

Justin Theroux, who adopted his dog, Kuma, proudly celebrated the third anniversary of her gotcha day.

“I know you can’t read Kuma, but thank you for being so open, making me laugh, sleeping in later than me, going everywhere by my side, reminding me to stay in the present, to let things roll off me, to have gratitude and joy for everything, even just waking up,” the Wanderlust actor wrote via Instagram in June 2021. “Reminding me to be playful. For showing patience.”

The actor has enjoyed showing off his new best friend and Kuma was even included in his April/May 2021 cover of Esquire magazine. Theroux continued his post by thanking his dog for “showing kindness first.”

“For being an exceptional (but not uncommon) Pitbull ambassador. For helping save other Pittbulls like yourself by letting me tell people your story… For being loyal. For being my gray shadow … And above all, for guarding the bathroom door literally every time i take a piss like my life depended on it,” he concluded the post.

James Van Deer Beek and his family also shared their excitement about bringing a new dog home.

“We have been incredibly blessed to welcome Theo into our home. His foster parents @haileysani and @tabv saved his life and gave him so much love and we are so very grateful!” Kimberly Van Der Beek captioned a series of photos and videos of her husband spending time with the new family pet in March 2021. “And now having @thezendogla here to help us ease into this new union makes it all feel blessed and real.”

Kimberly continued: “It’s a process that involves patience and love, and we’re here for it! To all the dog lovers out there please watch Dog: Impossible on Disney Jr. Its a game changer and @thezendogla helps you meet your dog where they’re at so that you can learn and grow together.”

James, for his part, thanked the rescue center that allowed him and his family to learn more about adopting animals.

“Thank you to incredible humans @haileysani and @tabv who rescued him from a kill shelter in LA on what would have been his last day on Earth, fostering him, and then driving him halfway across the country… and thank you @thezendogla for helping us deepen our understanding of what it means to live in harmony with these sentient four-legged beings who are so wise… but speak a little different language than we do,” he wrote via Instagram in March 2021.

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Celebs and Their Pets

Celebrities may be on the cover of magazines and all over the Internet, but their pets are becoming just as famous! Check out some of our favorites. 

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Justin Theroux

“I bring her everywhere,” Theroux told Entertainment Tonight in October 2019 after bringing Kuma to the red carpet premiere of the Lady and the Tramp. “When people tell me I can’t bring her in, then I apologize and leave.”

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James Van Deer Beek

“I bring her everywhere,” Theroux told Entertainment Tonight in October 2019 after bringing Kuma to the red carpet premiere of the Lady and the Tramp. “When people tell me I can’t bring her in, then I apologize and leave.”

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Carly Pearce

The “I Hope You’re Happy Now” singer brought her adopted pup, June, named after country legend June Carter, as her date to the 2021 CMT Music Awards in June. Pearce’s dog’s pink bowtie on her collar matched the pops of pink on the singer’s floral-embellished crop top and shorts ensemble.

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Matthew Perry

The Friends alum showed off his new golden doodle puppy, Alfred, via Instagram in December 2020, sharing a video of the pooch eating out of a Chandler Bing mug. The following month, Alfred got his own Instagram account and was formally introduced by the actor. “This is me and @alfreddoodleperry. Who’s cuter?” Perry wrote in January 2021 alongside a photo of the dog sitting on his lap. “Don’t answer that.”

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Sasha Farber

The Dancing With the Stars pro revealed the newest member of his family in November 2020. “I grew up with a German shepherd as a kid in Australia, and to be honest he was my best friend if not only friend, I always told myself that when I grow up and own my own house I would find the right one again. Well ladies and gentlemen meet Grinchy,” he captioned a photo of his new dog alongside his much-smaller pup, Ruby, as well as some throwback photos of his childhood pet. Farber also shared videos of his wife, Emma Slater, walking Grinchy and the laid-back dog snuggling with him. “I love this guy,” he captioned a video of the snoozing pup.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick

“‘I think if we get people to vote, Mom may bring us home this special ball — I guess it’s better than a tennis ball…so here goes nothing!'” Tartick captioned a sweet Instagram snap of his and Bristowe’s two dogs, Pinot and Ramen, urging fans to vote for the former Bachelorette on season 29 of DWTS in November 2020.

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Reese Witherspoon

In November 2020, the Legally Blonde actress introduced her family’s newest member, Minnie Pearl. The black-and-white French bulldog puppy found her way to Witherspoon’s heart one month after beloved family dog Pepper died.

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Chrissy Teigen

The Cravings cookbook author and husband John Legend run a full house with plenty of pooches to keep them company, including bulldog Pablo, who joined the family shortly before the loss of the couple’s first pet, Puddy, in March 2018. The duo also share two French bulldogs, Penny and Pippa, and adopted a poodle named Petey in January 2020.

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Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber

Shortly after the pair tied the knot in September 2018, they added an adorable dog named Oscar to their brood. Months later, they welcomed two kittens into their home, Sushi and Tuna.

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Zac Efron

The Greatest Showman actor adopted a gorgeous dog in April 2018. “Hey planet, this is MACA,” he captioned an Instagram picture at the time, adding the hashtag “#adoptdontshop.”

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Ellen DeGeneres

The talk show host and her wife, Portia de Rossi, rescued an adorable brown poodle in September 2019, and couldn’t help but gush over the animal during an episode of her show. “I can’t even tell you how excited I am,” she told her audience. “I want to tell you something exciting. So, we rescued a puppy. She’s brand new — that’s what puppy means — so we got her from a rescue place called Wagmor. She’s tiny. Her name is Mrs. Wallis Browning … she’s very adorable and pretty and precious.”

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Hilary Duff

There’s no denying the Lizzie McGuire actress is an animal lover. Duff is the proud pet parent of two dogs whom she rescued from Love Leo Rescue.

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Simone Biles

The Olympic gymnast has two cute canines — a French Bulldog named Lilo and Golden Retriever named Kea.

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Kim Kardashian

The reality star asked fans for help naming her two new furry friends in September 2019. “Meet our new babies! We just need names! North came up with names that go with our other Pomeranian Sushi. She wants white baby girl to be named Saké and the black baby boy either Soba (Noodle) or Soy Sauce,” she captioned an Instagram pic. “Please comment below any ideas you have!!!!”

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Kaley Cuoco

Horses and dogs and more! The Big Bang Theory alum has a house — and stable — full of animals who were included in her wedding day in July 2018 when she tied the knot with equestrian Karl Cook.

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Jessica Chastain and Chaplin

The actress dressed up her little pup Chaplin as a shiny shark for Halloween in 2016.

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Lucy Hale and Elvis

Pretty little pup! The actress snuggled up with her dog Elvis, who she called her “little muffin.”

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Steve-O, Walter and Bernie

The comedian snapped a selfie with his black Chihuahua-Daschund mix, Walter, and his white mixed breed pooch, Bernie. “F—k, I love my dogs,” he captioned the pic.

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Kristen Bell and Muppet

The Good Place star cuddled up to the adorable mutt for a selfie. “Reading a script outdoors and snuggling our new foster pup Muppet- captain of the scaredy cats,” she wrote. “I’m enjoying the read and the fresh California breeze while Muppet keeps a close eye on a Lemon tree she feels has nefarious intentions.”

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Josh Gad and Didi

The Frozen star got a kiss from his beloved pup on April 11, 2017. “I just told her it was #nationalpetsday,” he captioned the sweet snap.

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Rachael Ray and Isaboo

“My heart belongs to my red-nosed pit bull, Isaboo,” says celebrity chef Ray, who also owned a pit bull named Boo for 13 years before welcoming Isaboo into her family.

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Anne Hathaway

The actress brought Esmeralda to the set of her comedy flick The Intern in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in September 2014.

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Have kitten, will travel! In September 2014, a newly blonde Kesha toted her pet through LAX.


Serena Williams

“Look at me, mom!” Williams’ Yorkie, Chip, kept her company on the NYC tennis courts in August 2014.

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Emmy Rossum

Hard at work! Rossum joked that studying Shameless lines with pups Cinnamon and Sugar in July 2014 was “grown-up study hall.”

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Lauren Conrad

Conrad adopted Chloe in 2008, and Fitz, short for F. Scott Fitzgerald, in 2012. “I’ve found that the best animals come from these places and it is also very satisfying to know that I have in essence saved a little life from being taken too soon,” she wrote on her blog in November 2012.


Ryan Reynolds

“I saw this big, dumb-looking retriever staring up at me. I whispered to him, ‘Hey, let’s get the hell out of here.’ And he jumped up, like he spoke English fluently,” Blake Lively’s husband told ABC of the visit to a Houston animal shelter that led him to adopt Baxter. “He came with me, he jumped in the car, and we’ve been best buddies ever since.”

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Amanda Seyfried

“It was surprising, at first, that Finn was so eager to jump aboard. Now, I can’t enjoy paddling without him. The same can be said of my life,” the Ted 2 actress captioned this Instagram snapshot of her and Finn in June 2014.

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Ryan Gosling

“George is way more interesting than I am. I’d much rather talk about him,” The Place Beyond the Pines actor once said of his beloved cross-breed pup during an interview with the U.K.’s Independent.


Miley Cyrus

Three months after her beloved Alaska Klee Kai Floyd’s death in April 2014, Cyrus and her friends were inked with matching tattoos featuring an image of Floyd and a speech bubble that read: “With a little help from my fwends.”

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Hugh Jackman

Jackman’s French bulldog, Dali, was named in honor of surrealist artist Salvador Dali. The Wolverine actor’s family chose the name because of the way their dog’s mouth curls in resemblance to the mustachioed painter.

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Lisa Vanderpump

After first appearing on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2010, audiences instantly fell in love with Vanderpump’s furry sidekick, Giggy (Gigolo), whom she dresses in clothing to alleviate symptoms from his chronic alopecia.

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Sandra Bullock

Bullock rescued dogs Ruby, who has two legs, and Poppy, who has three, with her ex-husband Jesse James. “Any dog that is missing something is welcome in our house,” she has said. “If we can’t handle them, we find them a home. But they seem to find us.”


Paris Hilton

“I can’t pick a favorite pet, that is like picking a favorite child. They are my pride and joy, each of them for a different reason,” Hilton — who built a mini version of her manse for her pets in her backyard — has said.

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Taylor Swift

The “Shake It Off” singer is a known cat lover and often shows her social media followers the daily antics of her three feline friends: Meredith (named after the Grey’s Anatomy character), Olivia (in honor of the Law & Order: SVU character) and Benjamin Button.

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Jessica Biel

The actress (walking her dogs in NYC in 2013) and her husband, Justin Timberlake, are the proud owners of three canines: pit bull Tina and boxers Buckley and Brennan.

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Lea Michele

The Glee star adopted a pomeranian named Pearl in October 2013, three months after the tragic death of her longtime boyfriend and Glee costar Cory Monteith. The actress also has two cats, Sheila and Claude, whom she rescued from the Paramount Studios lot.

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Ashley Olsen

The twin juggled her sweater-clad Dachshund pup and a coffee cup during a New York City Starbucks run in 2013.


Kendall Jenner

Shortly before her 18th birthday in 2013, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians costar was given a Great Dane as a present from her brother, Rob Kardashian. Jenner later debuted the dog’s first photo on Instagram, declaring Blue “my new little princess.”


Mischa Barton

She may have played an Orange County princess on The O.C., but Mischa Barton has no problem walking her beloved dog Ziggy.

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Adam Sandler

Sandler sure loves his bulldogs! Choosing Meatball to be the best man at his 2003 wedding, the actor has also owned bulldogs named Matzoball (pictured) and Babu.

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Katy Perry

The “Roar” singer loves her feline counterpart, Kitty Purry.

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CeeLo Green

Though Purrfect is technically a rental cat for the “Crazy” singer, she helped Papa CeeLo coach hopefuls during the second season of The Voice. 

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Chelsea Handler

The comedienne adopted German shepherd-Chow mix Chunk from a high-kill shelter in 2009, and launched a Twitter account for him in 2010 that has over 131,000 followers.

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