Famous people are often thought of as a different species – they lead lives that none of the rest of us can understand. This is, of course, a dangerous oversimplification. But when a celebrity has a formidable furry friend, fans can instantly recognize their favorites for what they really are: human. Brighten up your day by scrolling through 20 of the cutest cats and dogs the entertainment industry has to offer.
Justin Bieber on Instagram
Oscar, a blonde Yorkie, was a Christmas present in 2018 – and he is the present that has been given to fans on Instagram since then. Justin and Hailey Bieber also have two exotic cats, sushi and tuna, but Oscar is their closest companion. If you want to feel bad, Oscar’s Instagram account has nearly a million followers.
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Taylor Swift on Instagram
If you’re a Swiftie, you know Taylor Swift’s three cats. Even if you’re not a Swiftie, you probably know something about the cats. First came Meredith Gray in 2014, followed by Olivia Benson in the same year. Both kittens are Scottish Folds. Most recently, the eleven-time Grammy winner met Benjamin Button on the set of her “Me!” Music video and immediately adopted him. Swift isn’t ashamed of her love for cats, even in the lyrics to the 2017 single “Gorgeous”: “There’s nothing I hate more than what I can’t have and / or I guess I’m just stumbling about my cats home alone. “
Zendaya on Twitter
Emmy-winning Euphoria actress Zendaya has a black miniature schnauzer named Noon that was a 2015 Christmas present that was a reminder of her late pup, Midnight. The 24-year-old often mentions noon in her interviews. In January she called him her “emotional support dog for GQ. I try to take him everywhere. He usually comes to work with me.”
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Jennifer Aniston on Instagram
Mandy Moore on Instagram
Hilary Duff on Instagram
Hilary Duff and her husband Matthew Coma recently became dog parents to St. Bernard puppy Winnie. Actress Lizzie McGuire and Younger appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this month, calling Wendy “the size of a dinosaur,” explaining that Coma believes he resembles her.
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Gustav and Koji Germanotta
Lady Gaga on Instagram
The tragedy came in late February when Lady Gaga tweeted that her “beloved” French bulldogs Gustav and Koji were stolen in Hollywood after armed robbers shot their dog walker Ryan Fischer. The 12-time Grammy winner and the starlet A Star is Born offered $ 500,000 for her safe return, and it was reported that Gustav and Koji had returned soon after.
Kendall Jenner on Instagram
It is only true that Kendall Jenner’s Doberman pinscher Pyro is a natural model. During an Instagram Live session with the Biebers during lockdown, in which Oscar also appeared, the 25-year-old raved about Pyro and her other Doberman named Six.
Kylie Jenner on Instagram
The K tradition lives on. Kylie Jenner introduced her latest addition in February: Kevin. Kylie has (or had) more than nine dogs, including Italian greyhounds Bambi and Norman.
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Silver and steel Mahomes
@steel_silver_mahomes on Instagram
Patrick Mahomes and his fiancée Brittany Matthews welcomed a daughter named Sterling Skye Mahomes in late February. The one-month-old predictably stole his heart, but there will always be room for Sugar Cane Corso Silver and Pitbull Steel. The cozy duo have their own Instagram, which is proudly advertised in the Kansas City Chiefs MVP quarterback bio.
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@Boujee on Instagram
Silver and steel may be the face of the next generation of football to a father, but Boujee lives life. Pittsburgh Steeler’s broad receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has long feared dogs after being bitten by a Chihuahua around the age of 10. But the Pro Bowler’s blue French bulldog, Boujee, has made him a certified dog lover. Boujee has his own popular Instagram account describing his favorite song as Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” and his “girlfriend” Portia – another Frenchie.
Selena Gomez on Instagram
Selena Gomez recently (and virally) showed love for Benjamin Button and Taylor Swift, but “Lose You to Love Me” singer’s real love is dogs, Winnie and Daisy. Winnie has been in Gomez’s life since at least August 2019 and has been accompanying Mom since recording label meetings, while Daisy was introduced in March 2020.
Kate Beckinsale on Instagram
You would never know that Kate Beckinsale is a famous actress based on her Instagram which is full of animal shots. Beckinsale owns a Pomeranian named Myf along with two full attitude cats named Clive and Willow.
Drew Barrymore on Instagram
Legendary actress Drew Barrymore found a stunt double in her similarly red-haired cat Peach. The ’90s rom-com icon who became a daytime talk show host also has cute pups, Douglas and Lucy.
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Martha Stewart cats
Martha Stewart on Instagram
So Martha Stewart has so many pets: three cats, 200 chickens, three dogs, donkeys, several horses, even geese. Pictured here is Princess Peony. The chef and lifestyle mogul featured her furry (and feathered) friends on Instagram, including French bulldogs named Crème Brûlée and Bete Noire. Stewart is so passionate about animals that she launched an animal-friendly line of CBD from 2021. (Not a word whether more employees and even more often high Snoop Dogg helped.)
Oprah Winfrey on Instagram
Like Stewart, Oprah Winfrey loves animals. According to her magazine of the same name, the legendary presenter and interviewer had more than 20 dogs in her life: “Over the years I have felt the truest, purest love – the love of God, really, I imagine this is how God’s love feels – is the love that comes from your dog, “said the magazine as an excerpt from a Super Soul Sunday Followed up in 2014. Sadie, the perfect cocker spaniel pictured here, was rescued by Oprah from the PAWS no-kill shelter in Chicago in 2009.
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Jada Pinkett-Smith on Twitter
Jada Pinkett-Smith released an ode to all of the family’s puppies on National Puppy Day this year – Bandit (pictured here), Beijing Black, Blue, Fang, Money Boy and Simba. Unfortunately, after 15 years of love, they recently lost their dog Teddy. Bandit made his Red Table Talk debut as a little puppy last October. Famous dog whisperer Cesar Millan gave Bandit to Pinkett-Smith for her 49th birthday last September.
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Shawn Mendes on Instagram
Equally famous, successful and talented musicians, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes have become a fan-favorite power couple. They gave fans even more time to freak out by bringing home golden retriever puppy Tarzan last November. During a virtual meet-and-greet-zoom with fans for his latest album Wonder, Mendes admitted that he originally wanted to name his new son-of-a-bitch “Poo” but instead it’s just a nickname.
Dua Lipa on Instagram
Grammy winner Dua Lipa and model Anwar Hadid improved their relationship by adopting Dexter. The singer “Don’t Start Now” announced her “perfect” addition last August and then raved about her “son” who is “the doggie-eyed figurehead”. From this evidence, and from this evidence alone, we can conclude that everything Dua Lipa does are facts.
Auston Matthews on Instagram
The Toronto Maple Leafs made it difficult to pick just one of their players’ pups, but former No. 1 overall winner Auston Matthews makes it impossible not to adore how much he loves his new dog Felix. The center often calls Felix “dood” and lists the Fluffernutter as one of the 10 things he cannot live without for GQ. “He’s brightening my day every day, even when he poops in my house or doesn’t obey me,” said Matthews.
Megan Armstrong (@megankarmstrong) is a writer with previous work featured in Billboard, Bleacher Report, GQ, and others, among others. She is most interested in writing about people and how they live their lives in the context of music, entertainment, and sports.