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Celebrity Pet Lovers: 10 Stars and Their Beloved Furry Friends

Stars who are understandably obsessed with their pets.

Stars—they're just like us! Especially when it comes to being obsessed with their canine and feline friends (lets face it, the late Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette lives a luxurious life most people couldn't dream of). Celebrity pets often become famous by association, featuring on their social media and becoming beloved in their own right. "I can't imagine my life without animals," says Halle Berry. "I have two dogs and three cats. Coming home and finding them all lined up at the door waiting for me has got to be one of the sweetest joys of my life." Here are 10 other celebrities who can't live without their cuddly companions.


Justin Theroux and Kuma

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Justin Theroux loves his dog Kuma so much he gave the pup a shout-out online. "I know you can't read Kuma, but thank you for being so open, making me laugh, sleeping in later than me, going everywhere by my side, reminding me to stay in the present, to let things roll off me, to have gratitude and joy for everything, even just waking up," he said. "Reminding me to be playful. For showing patience."


Selena Gomez and Her Dogs

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Selena Gomez adopted two adorable dogs called Daisy and Winnie. Winnie came first, and then Daisy joined the family later. "I know a few friends who are fostering right now, just to give animals a safe place," the singer said about Daisy. "I couldn't help it. I have to keep her."


James Van Der Beek and Theo

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James Van Der Beek and his family are in love with their sweet pup Theo. "We have been incredibly blessed to welcome Theo into our home. His foster parents saved his life and gave him so much love and we are so very grateful!" Kimberly Van Der Beek captioned an Instagram post. "And now having @thezendogla here to help us ease into this new union makes it all feel blessed and real."


Chrissy Teigen and Pebbles

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Chrissy Teigen met her new puppy Pebbles thanks to stylist Jen Atkin and Atkin's husband Mike Rosenthal. "Thank you for introducing us to this little bug, @jenatkinhair and @mrmikerosenthal! she is perfectly sweet and adorable and I *think* perhaps the best cuddler in our whole house," Teigen wrote in the caption of a photo. "She came to us with the job of protecting little luna from bed monsters and I'm happy to report there has not been a single one seen (heard? no idea) since her arrival!"


Colton Underwood and Scout

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Colton Underwood adores his dog so much, he even gave him his own Instagram account.

"Our family is growing. Instagram meet scout, scout meet instagram," Underwood captioned a post. "Hi my name is Scout and this is one of my dads," a post on the pup's social media reads. "He loves hand-feeding me, scratching my neck, and teaching me not to pee in the house." 


Drew Barrymore and Her Pets

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Drew Barrymore loves that her cats and dogs are best friends. "I like when they play together," she says. "I think it's so cute. My cat Lucky always wants to play with my dog Douglas. Especially his tail, and she snuggles with him in the bed. And if I'm in my bed and I see them like spooning I can't even take it. It's the happiest thing I could ever see in my life. When the kids are in the bed and all the animals are on the bed I'm like, 'This is the happiest square footage I've ever known in my life.'"


Miley Cyrus and Angel

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Miley Cyrus adopted new pup Angel in 2021. "It breaks my heart to know Angel was sleeping on concrete in a shelter for three months before finally making it home," she says. "The stigma and stereotype that surrounds pit bulls tears me in two. This breed is incomparably loving. Just like humans nurture often overrides nature."


Lily Collins and Redford

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Lily Collins takes dog Redford traveling around the world, even when she's filming Emily In Paris. "Sometimes when I didn't get recognised in Paris shooting the show, Redford would still get recognised," she says. "It was wild. Charlie would be walking him along one of the bridges and people would be like 'Ah! Is that Redford?' And we were always like 'Oh my god, what?' It was really wild."


Matthew Perry and Alfred

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Matthew Perry has a sweet little doodle mix called Alfred. "This is me and @alfreddoodleperry. Who's cuter? Don't answer that," he captioned a post introducing the pup. "We all know who rules the Perry household even without the crown. You can follow my boy @alfreddoodleperry, where we'll be sharing photos and videos, telling you about our favorite pet brands, and presenting some tips to keep our dogs safe!" he captioned another post


Reese Witherspoon and Pearl

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Reese Witherspoon loves her Frenchie Minnie Pearl so much they even dress alike. "I've lost the plot," she captioned a post of herself and Pearl wearing identical outfits. Pearl joined the family after Witherspoon's beloved pup Pepper passed away. "Our sweet Pepper passed away yesterday," she said. "My goodness, she was such a loyal and devoted family member."

Ferozan Mast
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