Celebrities—they’re just like us…right? They certainly share our fierce and abiding love of dogs. And their pets enjoy the spoils of their luxurious lives, from travel to fashion to tattoos. Join us as we explore the fabulous (and sometimes perilous) lives of celebrity dogs.
Justin Beiber Ignites Debate with His Puppy Debut
Ruh roh…Justin Beiber just got another dog, and the internet-at-large is chiming in. “Have mercy on this puppy!” shouts TMZ. “This is either a great idea or a really terrible one that will have a bad ending,” says Vanity Fair.
With a reputation in need of a reboot, Beiber has a checkered history with pets, once giving away a hamster to a fan (it passed away soon thereafter), and abandoning a pet monkey in Germany. Does the Biebs deserve this second (third?) chance at puppy love? And is it possible this new-found friendship will be just was he needs to revamp his reputation and take strides toward responsibility? After publicly expressing his grief over the passing of his childhood dog, Sammy the papillion, last year, it looks like he’s ready to welcome a new puppy into his wild life.
Miley Cyrus and Her Canine Tattoo
After suffering the heart-breaking loss of her beloved dog, Cyrus made the bold move of inking a memorial under her arm. Yes, you read it right: “With a little help from my fwends.” Miley spoke candidly about her grief after Floyd’s passing—a devastating experience any dog lover can understand.
Paula Deen Crowd-Sources Her Dog’s Name
This January, Paula Deen gave fans a chance to vote and choose a name for her adorable goldendoodle. After nearly 6,000 votes, there was a winner: “It was a close one,” she posted to Facebook, “but I am so proud to introduce y’all to…Max Deen!”
Amanda Seyfried’s Photogenic Finn
If you aren’t already following Amanda Seyfried on Instagram, hop to it! Her adorable photo shoots with Finn, this handsome Australian shepherd, are not to be missed.
Demi Lovato Meets Marnie the Dog
Marnie the Dog is one of the few creatures out there whose social media fame might rival Lovato’s. Well okay, Marnie’s 1 million+ Instagram followers can’t quite compete with Lovato’s 12 million+. But with their human/canine celebrity powers combined, imagine the impact they could have. And look at those faces!
Zooey Deschanel’s Doe Eyes Meet Their Match
Proud parent of two adorable dogs, Zelda and Dot, adopted in 2013 from the Bill Foundation, Deschanel’s furry friends couldn’t be cuter.
Paris Hilton and Her $25,000 Pound of Puppy
As TMZ reported in January, Paris Hilton picked up two tiny pomeranians—one for her, and one for her mom—at a nearly-unimaginably steep price tag. Hilton and her dogs received some major press back in 2004 when dear Tinkerbell, her famed teacup chihuahua, went missing. After offering a $5,000 reward, the two were reunited at last.
The life of a celebrity dog is both glamorous and, in some instances, ill-fated—not unlike the lives of the famous folks they love. But everyone deserves to experience the unique joy a dog can bring to their lives, and celebs from coast to coast prove there’s nothing quite like that human/canine bond. Who is your favorite celebrity/dog duo? Tell us about them in the comments!