It’s no secret we idolize celebrities of all kinds. Our fixation on famous people extends beyond the people themselves because even if you don’t like the person, you love their pets!
Keep reading to hear about the celebrity pets making headlines.
9. The Bieber’s Fur-babies
American model Hailey Bieber and her husband, pop star Justin Bieber, post more than just their glamour shots on social media; the couple has dedicated Instagram pages for their famous pets. Hailey and Justin have a blond Yorkie named Oscar and two Savannah cats named Sushi and Tuna, which are a hybrid of a domestic cat and a type of wild cat called an African serval.
You can see pictures of their pets on their personal Instagram pages or go to their dedicated pages at the handles @oskietheposkie and @kittysushiandtuna, respectively.
8. The Obama’s First Dogs
When Barack Obama was elected to office, he promised his family a dog. They welcomed a male Portuguese Water Dog into their lives and the White House in 2009 named Bo after musician Bo Diddley and Mrs. Obama’s first cat. Later, in 2013 the family was gifted another Portuguese Water Dog, a female named Sunny.
Bo and Sunny are on a long list of presidential pets. The famous “first dogs” even have their own Wikipedia pages. The tradition goes all the way back to George Washington, who owned a poodle called Pilot and a dalmatian called Madame Moose, as well as some more exotic pets like horses, donkeys, mules.
Source: Oprah Daily
7. Oprah Winfrey’s Fur Family
Oprah has always been an unapologetic dog-lover. She has had more than twenty dogs and seems to have an affinity for dog breeds like cocker spaniels, golden retrievers, and springer spaniels. The three dogs she has now—a cocker spaniel and two springer spaniels—Sadie, Sunny, and Lauren were adopted from a no-kill shelter called PAWS based in Chicago.
You can see photos of Oprah on the covers of her magazine O, posing with her pets or relaxing with her on Instagram. The businesswoman even has her privileged pups written in her will and has a trust of $30 million set up to cover vet expenses and care if she passes before them.
6. Meghan Markle and Harry's Pups
When Meghan was still living in Toronto before she met Harry, she had two adopted beagles named Guy and Bogart. Her first dog, Guy, captured her heart at an event for adoption in Canada. Caretakers had trouble finding a home for the adult dog and would have been sent to a high-kill shelter in the U.S. if he wasn’t rehomed soon.
Meghan adopted Guy, and he was even absorbed into the royal family when she married Harry and moved to London. Bogart, who is older, stays with friends to avoid putting him through the stress of air travel. Now, Meghan, Harry, and their kids Archie and Lilibet live with Guy and an adopted black Labrador retriever named Pula in their California home.
5. Lucy Hale’s Maltipoos
Lucy Hale’s Instagram account features glamour selfies, modeling shoots, and pictures of her precious maltipoos (a cross between a Maltese and a poodle), Elvis and Ethel. Elvis is named after the King of Rock n Roll, who Hale believes she knew in a past life. The Instafamous pup has over 60,000 followers on his own IG page elvisthekinghale.
Hale adopted Ethel earlier in 2021 from a center in California. The pup was previously fostered by actress Kristen Bell. She uses her platform to raise awareness for domestic violence and how pets help survivors and even offer therapeutic benefits.
Source: E! Online
4. Taylor Swift’s Feline Friends
One of Taylor Swift’s absolute favorite things in life is cats. She has three feline friends: two Scottish fold breeds called Meredith Grey—named after the title character of Grey’s Anatomy—and Olivia Benson named after the character from Law & Order: SVU. The newest addition to her family is a Ragdoll cat called Benjamin Button.
The four-year-old cat Olivia has starred in music videos and commercials alongside Swift and has even been nominated for three awards. She is one of the most famous and wealthy pets, coming in right below Tartar Sauce (The Grumpy Cat) with a net worth of $97,000,000.
Source: Female First
3. Liam Hemsworth’s Darling Dora
Liam Hemsworth is often pictured on social media with his rescue dog, Dora. Dora is a Labradoodle he adopted when he was still in a relationship with Miley Cyrus. When the two split, Cyrus took custody of all of their pets except for Dora, who is Hemsworth’s best friend.
Source: Sky News
2. Lady Gaga’s Priceless Pooches
Lady Gaga has a trio of very valuable dogs, French bulldogs named Asia, Gustav, and Koji. She can be seen posing with her little monsters or carrying Asia in her purse. This past February, the dogs gained even more attention on social media.
Gaga’s dog walker was attacked and shot, and the assailant ran off with two of her Frenchies. The dog walker recovered, and her dogs were found two days later. This type of situation is a real fear French bulldog owners have.
Pure-breds are common targets of pet-nappers because of their high price tags. It is easy to snatch up one of these small dogs to make a quick five grand. French bulldog owners advise that you change up the route you walk your dog.
Source: K9 Research Labs
1. Paris Hilton’s Famous Fur Babies
Paris Hilton’s first dog, Tinkerbell the chihuahua, was almost more famous than her owner. The lapdog passed away in 2015 after a long and luxurious life. Hilton has had plenty more purse puppies and fur babies over the years.
Hilton now owns a small army of Pomeranians, chihuahuas, miniature pinschers, and pugs. Hilton even had a kennel mansion with pink walls and air conditioning in her yard that is estimated to be worth $325,000. In addition to dogs, she’s adopted bunnies and teacup pigs.
9 Celebrity Pets and the Humans That Made Them Famous
Famous people and their celebrity pets dominate social media scenes and sometimes even bring attention to problems in the pet world or encourage adopting over shopping.
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