Monday, January 16, 2012

5 Celebrities and Their Dogs

When it comes to being a bit gaga about pets, celebs are no different, especially when it comes to their dogs. Whether it be a hand bag sized Chihuahua or a faithful old mutt, many of these A-listers are inseparable from their canine buddies.

Ryan Gosling and George



Ryan Gosling has owned George for 11 years, and the big ol' mutt is becoming a regular feature when the heart-throb is snapped out and about. George is getting on a bit now though and is beginning to need a little help in and out of the car. Ryan was spotted heaving the fellow into the back of his SUV after a walk around Runyon Canyon recently. This however didn't stop George appearing on The Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon with Gosling where he talked about numerous subjects including George's full body Mohawk. According to Ryan, George insists on the haircut. As it grows out he begins to act more and more unruly, until he's given a punk star trim.

Paris Hilton and Tinkerbell



Let's be honest. Paris Hilton pretty much turned the Chihuahua into a fashion accessory and while that sounds really bad, there is no denying that the heiress absolutely adores her teeny pooch Tinkerbell. She recently posted a picture to twitter of the two of them about to take off for the Hilton family holiday in Aspen. Tinkerbell was wearing a rather festive little number in red...

Jake Gyllenhaal, Atticus and Boo



Jake Gyllenhall's two dogs are named after characters from To Kill A Mockingbird, which is his favourite book. Atticus is an alsatian and Boo is a puggle. That's a cross between a pug and a beagle. Jake is often seen jogging with both by his side. Atticus actually belonged to Jake and ex-partner Kirsten Dunst, the two now share custody as it were.

Blake Lively and Penny



Gossip Girl star Blake Lively owns a Maltipoo, a cross between a Maltese and a Poodle, called Penny who goes absolutely everywhere with her. This led to a modicum of embarrassment in 2008 when Penny had an 'accident' on Blake's dress while out shopping. This wouldn't have been so bad but the entire thing was caught by the paparazzi. They don't miss anything do they? Anyway a large carry bag obscured the wet patch and as far as we know Penny wasn't bothered at all.

Jessica Biel and Tina



Jessica Biel's Tina is a serious breed of dog, an American pit bull. The breed is notorious for being aggressive and is actually banned in some countries. However the attention doted on Tina by Jessica seems to have pacified her and quite often the two of them are seen taking a stroll around Brentwood, California.

If you've a favourite celeb and pooch partnership why not let us know...

When not monitoring the dogs of the rich and famous Sarah Wilkins seeks out wedding gifts for the online emporium Find Me A Gift.