Owning a pet can be a rewarding experience for anyone. A well-chosen pet can bring years of joy. Pet ownership can also be a chance to learn valuable life lessons as they care for a living creature. Thus, these celebs are not only caring, but can be classified as obsessed.
Taylor SwiftT-Swift’s cats are an obsession borne from another obsession. Detective Olivia Benson (Law & Order SVU) and Dr. Meredith Grey (Grey’s Anatomy) go nearly everywhere with her, including on rides in her private jet! She documents all their outings with her on social media, and they even have their own Twitter accounts. These cats definitely live luxurious lives!
Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus literally brought home the bacon when she adopted her pet pig, Bubba Sue. Adopted as a baby piglet, Bubba Sue received the full pampered-pig treatment, getting a mani-pedi with her mommy. When she got a little bigger, she even posed with a naked Miley on the cover of Paper Magazine!
Dwayne “The Rock” JohnsonThe Rock might be a tough wrestler, but he’s a big softie when it comes to his two French bulldogs. Going everywhere with him, his pet children Brutus and Hobbs even work out with the actor at the gym! Although sadly Brutus is no longer with us (he ate a toxic mushroom in the backyard and had to be put down), Dwayne Johnson held his paw until the end and keeps his memory alive each day he spends with his doggy brother, Hobbs.
Amanda SeyfriedAmanda Seyfried has a very special bond with her 7-year-old rescue dog, Finn. She has said before that she considers him her son, and that he completely changed her life with his arrival. They do everything together, including napping and hiking. Because of Finn, Amanda joined Best Friends Animal Society to inspire people to adopt and raise money to avoid the killing of animals in pet shelters around the country. The two of them are as close as can be!
James FrancoThat’s right, James Franco is a proclaimed feline fanatic. He has two cats, Sammy and Zelda, whom he named after characters in books. Sammy came from the character of Sammy in “What Makes Sammy Run,” and Zelda is named after F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda. Whenever he feels down, James likes to talk to his fur buddies. “Sometimes I get a little sad…Then I talk to my cat about it and he reminds me I’m James Franco.” Well said, Sammy!
Kaley CuocoKaley Cuoco is crazy about her rescue pit bulls, of which she has 3. She is an avid member of PETA and Animal Avengers, and she never turns down an opportunity to talk about her sweet pooch family. Pictured here with Shirley and Norman, you can clearly see the love between The Big Bang Theory actress and her fur children.
Ricky GervaisComedian Ricky Gervais is another Hollywood cat man, with his gorgeous furry friend Ollie. The two are the stars of regular magazine interviews and have a special relationship that means Ollie knows all his secrets and routines. “My favorite thing she knows is that I regularly go to the kitchen for a beer and have to walk past the stairs,” he’s said. “She runs up and gets to the stair that’s head height for a little fight with me through the banister.”
Paul WesleyThe Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley rescued his cat when he found him freezing under a car in the winter storms of Atlanta. Dubbing him Cat (yes, he named his cat Cat), the two have been inseparable ever since. Now that’s a bond that won’t be easy to break!
Lady GagaLady Gaga is gaga over her dog, Miss Asia Kinney, who is a celebrity in her own right. She has her own Instagram account and is a model for Coach! She made her modeling debut with a fancy collar for Coach’s “Coach Pups” Campaign. Her celebrity mommy is happy to make her pup a star, and loves nothing more than posting Instagram pics as Miss Asia Kinney.
Ryan GoslingHunk Ryan Gosling is about to become even hunkier when you find out just how much he loves his giant mutt, George. He takes him everywhere with him, even when he travels to LA from NYC. He once brought him onto an episode of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” because he said the canine was far more interesting than himself. The two handsome gentlemen are a match made in heaven!
Katy PerryKaty Perry has been anything but shy when it comes to talking or posting about her feline companion, Mrs. Kitty Purry. She video blogs with her kitty all the time, and has even featured her in lyric videos to some of her songs. Kitty Purry was even nominated for her own Teen Choice Award for Best Celebrity Pet!
Carrie UnderwoodCarrie Underwood’s dogs, Penny and Ace, are as much a part of the family as her husband and son. They go on tour with her (though they never get invited backstage–Carrie doesn’t want to scare them!), and she always makes sure to check into dog-friendly hotels wherever she goes. Carrie even announced to her fans that she and her husband were expecting their first child by taking a picture of her two pooches wearing “Big Brother” and “Big Sister” T-shirts.
Kelly ClarksonSinger Kelly Clarkson is a total animal lover. She has a ranch in Texas for unwanted animals, including amputee goats, blind dogs, and horses with colic. There are more than 80 animals at the sanctuary, and she helps provide them with veterinary care and an adoptive family. These dogs are just two of her own personal furry friends, and she loves taking care of them.
Julianne HoughJulianne Hough is the proud mother to two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Lexi and Harley. The Dancing With the Stars champion says that they never fail to make her laugh or smile. When she’s acting, Julianne will sometimes even run lines with her pooches, although they aren’t the biggest help in the world. “They’re my babies,” Julianne says.
Paris HiltonParis Hilton was the one who started the celebrity trend of carrying tiny pups around in purses with her Chihuahua, Tinkerbell. Sadly, her beloved fur baby passed away at age 14 in 2015, but Paris gave her a proper send-off by putting out a commemorative Tweet as a eulogy. “I love you Tinky, you are a Legend & will never be forgotten.”
Nikki ReedNikki Reed and her husband Ian Somerhalder are both big-time animal lovers. She adopted this little gray beauty, Sohalia, when she went to an animal shelter to love on the homeless kitties. She ended up bringing her home as the third cat in the household, and hasn’t regretted it once. Of the new addition, Nikki says, “She runs the house, but I love her, and just sort of let her do what she wants to do.”
Matthew McConaugheyAs if you needed one more reason to love Matthew McConaughey. That’s right, this hunk of man is also a dog dad to two happy pooches, Bigi and BJ. The actor is an advocate for rescue animals and shelters, and spends all the time he can with his furry children–AND his human children. They are often spotted living the good life with their dad. He doesn’t even have to leash his dog, BJ, because he is so well-behaved!
Hilary DuffHilary Duff’s French bulldog Beau was an absolute member of the family. Although he sadly died in January of 2016, the pup was treated like royalty and loved like only a beloved dog can be. On the day of his passing, Hilary posted a heart-wrenching photo on Instagram with a message saying goodbye to her four-legged friend.
Nick JonasNamed after two of Nick Jonas’s singing inspirations (Elvis Presley and Elvis Costello), this fluffy pup is Nick’s best friend. Elvis goes everywhere with his doggy dad, including getaway vacations on airplanes to mountain locales! Nick has said that hanging with Elvis for a little quality time is one of his favorite hobbies.
Lucy HaleLucy Hale’s maltipoo Jack has been her close companion through the good times and bad. Although she has a new puppy addition to her furry collection (another puppy named Elvis), Jack hasn’t had to give up and make room for the newcomer. Dubbing them her “sons,” she loves them both equally and takes obnoxious amounts of Instagram pics–okay, we really don’t mind, they’re just so darn cute!
AnnaSophia RobbAnnaSophia Robb’s obsession with her dog is so intense, she even knighted him! Cuddles are his game, Sir Ferguson is his name. The actress posts many a pic of her new man on Instagram–and he’s a handsome one at that!
Janel ParrishPretty Little Liars actress Janel Parrish has the perfect name for her two-toned canine: Princess Oreo. The adorable pair can be seen gracing the pages of Janel’s Instagram feed and snuggling up together on the couch at night.
Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale and his dog Chewy share a very close bond. Gavin once rescued Chewy from drowning in the ocean waves while they were on vacation in Miami! The small Pomeranian was nearly swept away by the waves, but Gavin dove in after him and saved his life. Now THAT’S real love!