There’s nothing like coming home to a furry friend, and that goes for celebs as well as us mere mortals. Even A-listers can’t resist the allure of waggly tails and puppy dog eyes, as these superstar dog lovers show.
Here are 10 famous dog owners who are inseparable from their favourite fur babies, just like the rest of us!
Voted the UK’s favourite dog owner, Paul O’ Grady is dog dad to Eddie, a Jackahuahua (Jack Russell and Chihuahua mix). The For Love of Dogs presenter is well-known for his love of animals, winning the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Animal Welfare’ at the RSPCA’s Animal Hero Awards in 2016.
When he’s not warning the world about the dangers of dinosaurs, Jeff Goldblum is out walking his poodle Woody Allen with wife Emilie Livingston, which sounds like a far less risky than hanging out with a T-rex if is you ask us.
Peter Dinklage’s rescue dog, Kevin, got a special shout out during the actor’s Emmy acceptance speech in 2011, along with his dog-sitter, the ironically named Kitty.
The Queen’s fondness for corgis is as well-known as her love of brightly coloured hats. In fact, her majesty has owned over 30 of the popular breed during her reign. Sadly, her last corgi, Willow, passed away earlier this year at the age of 14, signalling the end of an era in the royal household.
During his time in the White House, Barack Obama’s Portuguese Water Dog Bo was known as “the first dog.” A gift from Senator Ted Kennedy in 2009, Bo fulfilled Obama’s promise to get his daughters Malia and Sasha a dog if he won the presidency in 2008.
Leo, Cara Delevigne’s husky, is a bona-fide member of the fash-pack. The pup had made appearances at London, New York, and Milan fashion week by the age of 3 and is beloved by all Delevigne’s fellow models.
Britney Spears’ pampered pooch Bit Bit caused a media storm back in 2007, when it was revealed the Chihuahua owned a collar worth an impressive $100,000. The news also earned her the title of ‘Worst Celebrity Dog Owner,’ but it doesn’t seem to put her off adding to her brood. The singer is also a dog mum to Hannah the Yorkie and Maltese Lacy Loo, and reportedly spends $37,360 a month on her beloved pets.
Chrissy Teigan and John Legend
As well as their three adorable kids, the A-list couple also have three fur babies – Pippa, Penny, and Puey. According to Legend’s Instagram, the bulldogs spend their time begging for food from their dad and snuggling on the sofa with toddler Luna.
French bulldogs are having a moment right now, and it turns out that Lady Gaga is also a fan. Her black French Bull Dog, Miss Asia Kinney, is also a star in her own right, and has previously modelled for a coach campaign as well as fronting a Gaga-designed pet accessory line for the brand.