When a celebrity has a soft spot for pups, it just makes them all the more lovable. So we’ve complied a list of some of the most dog-friendly people in the spotlight.
Some share an occasional heartfelt pet tribute, while others dish out a daily dose of puppy love. And a few celebs are so in love with their furry companions that they’ve gone the extra mile to make their dogs their own Instagram accounts.
Here are 12 celebrities who are rightfully obsessed with their dogs:
1. Chris Evans
After saving the world, Captain America likes to go home, change back into Chris Evans, and cuddle up next to man’s best sidekick — his rescue dog, Dodger.
The actor told People he adopted Dodger in 2016, after the two met while he was filming Gifted. “…I was walking up and down the aisles and saw this one dude and he didn’t belong there. I snagged him and he’s such a good dog,” Evans said. He even recorded the life-changing moment in case you want to sob. 😭
Evans uses his Twitter account to give fans a frequent look at his life with Dodger — including highly anticipated reunions after the two have been separated by his schedule, exciting sing-a-longs, and pranks played on other actors named Chris.
One dark day the internet mistakenly thought Dodger had died and the heartbreak was REAL — proof that the inseparable duo is one of the most adored celeb/dog matches around.
2. Tom Holland
This list is not confined to actors who star in Marvel movies, we promise, but we must talk about our friendly neighborhood Tom Holland’s intense love of dogs.
The 21-year-old actor, best known for portraying young Spider Man, is no stranger to sharing photos of dogs on Instagram, including one of his Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tessa, who he got in 2014 when she was just a lil pup.
But Holland’s love for dogs isn’t solely reserved for those he owns. Remember that time he found a stray dog and took it to the vet?! Yes, one day the IRL hero ran into a dog wandering the streets alone and alerted his Instagram followers.
“If it is your dog please let us know. We’re going to take him to the vet to make sure he’s all okay,” Holland said in his story. After getting the dog checked by a doctor, the IRL hero said his contact info was recovered and he would hopefully be returning home.
Now THAT’S some serious puppy love.
3. Jenny Slate
Once again, this list is not confined to actors who are tight with Chris Evans. Jenny Slate just loves dogs too, okay?!
The actress and comedian posts quality Instagram shots of her faithful Bichon Frise, Reggie, who she adores, and drives around a lot. Sadly, Reggie is having a ruff time health-wise at the moment, so be sure to send him your love.
When promoting Secret Life of Pets in 2016, Slate lovingly told Stephen Colbert about the moment she first saw Reggie. Turns out, the two met “on what was maybe one of the worst days” of her life. Sounds like fate.
4. Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff and her partner Matthew Koma are also puppy people. In fact, the two recently adopted an adorable dog named Lucy together.
If you’re looking for cute canine content the Younger star often shares photos of herself on adventures with a bunch of adorable pups, not just her own. From taking walks and Facetiming her son Luca, to playful tail-wagging Boomerangs and more, Duff definitely spends a decent amount of time with furry friends.
5. Michael Phelps
The Phelps fam loves swimming and playing with their pups, and the photos are always ridiculously precious.
6. Ariana Grande
God is a woman, and guess what — she loves dogs!
Ariana Grande is a huge fan of rescue pups and actually owned NINE of them in 2017. They also all have extremely original names, like Toulouse, Ophelia, Cinnamon, Coco, Lafayette, Sirius, Strauss, Pignoli, and Fawkes (who may no longer live with Grande according to some speculation on fan sites).
Hope Pete Davidson loves dogs, too.
7. The Obama family
The former first dogs, Bo and Sunny, will always hold a special place in history and the hearts of Americans. And though we see far less of the pups now than we did when Pete Souza was constantly snapping pics of them at the White House, the little glimpses we do get are heartwarming.
Like remember that time they were seen walking around in raincoats?! Too. Damn. Cute.
8. Jennifer Garner
If you love dogs and books, Jennifer Garner’s got you covered. She and her intellectual dog, Birdie, spend quality time snuggling by the fireplace, reading books together, and you can join them.
In a delightfully joyous Instagram series called B📚📚KS WITH BIRDIE🐦, Garner suggests books from her reading list and passionately reads them to her pup. It’s perfect. Please enjoy the most recent installment of the show, in which the two enjoy B.J. Novak’s The Book with No Pictures. A great book.
9. Justin Theroux
Justin Theroux is another huge advocate for adopting pets, and he dedicates a large portion of his Instagram account to raising awareness about organizations working to find rescue dogs new homes.
The actor recently introduced followers to his newest rescue pup, Kuma, who was a survivor of Hurricane Harvey. And when Theroux isn’t hanging out with Kuma at press events, he’s promoting local organizations and shelters like Austin Pets Alive!, Houston Pets Alive!, and Pilot N Paws, to inspire others to consider welcoming a furry friend into their families.
10. Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler is another celebrity who treats her two Chow Chows, Bert and Bernice, like her own children.
The comedian adopted the brother and sister rescue pups in January after losing her two dogs Tammy and Chunk, and constantly updates her Instagram followers on their lives together. From playtime in the park to couch cuddles and more, Handler shows she’s a very committed dog mom.
11. Bryan Greenberg
The Mindy Project star, who’s married to actress Jamie Chung, gave his dog perhaps one of the greatest names of all time: Ewok Greenberg.
The actor isn’t shy about telling the world Ewok is his best friend, and posts adorable updates of the two on their daily adventures. Ewok even has his own Instagram account if you’re dying for some extra Good Boy content.
12. Kylie Jenner
There are a lot of pets in the Kardashians/Jenner family, but 20-year-old Kylie Jenner has FOUR furry friends that are all her own.
Though her boyfriend Travis Scott has trouble remembering their names, Jenner has enough love for her pups Norman, Bambi, Rosy, and Harley, for the both of them. She’s even made two of the dogs a joint Instagram account.
It’s truly refreshing to see that even the most famous of celebrities know dogs make the best friends.