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Celebrity Dogs: What 9 Stars Have Said About Their Precious Pups

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Dogs make everything better. With their soulful eyes, fuzzy bodies and affectionate behavior, it’s impossible to deny the enduring appeal of cute pups, no matter who you are. The celebrities who’ve appeared on the print covers of Woman’s World and our sister publication, FIRST for Women, definitely agree, as many of them have shared sweet anecdotes about their dogs. Here are some of our favorite stories of celebrity dogs from over the years.

1. Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete with her dogs
Holly Robinson Peete with her dogs@hollyrpeete/X

21 Jump Street star and TV personality Holly Robinson Peete has two dogs, and told us, “I’m a big dog girl and wherever I go, they follow me through the house. They’re needy but they’re like therapy comforting dogs. I’m grateful for my dogs’ companionship and their unconditional energy with so much love.”

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2. Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis with her dogs in 2023
Giada De Laurentiis with her dogs in 2023@giadadelaurentiis/Instagram

Celebrity chef and TV personality Giada De Laurentiis shared how her dog encouraged her to be more active, saying, “I got a dog. And I realized that he started to make me walk a lot more. Not walking for exercise but walking more for serenity, peacefulness. Taking a break from daily life and leaving my phone at home”

3. Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher with a puppy in 2014
Fran Drescher with her dog in 2014Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic/Getty

“I only ever have one dog at a time,” shared The Nanny star Fran Drescher. She prioritizes her dog so much that she said, “In Portugal they have national healthcare that includes the family dog. I’ve been thinking and dreaming about living there for awhile.”

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4. Wynonna Judd

Wynonna Judd with her dog in 2003
Wynonna Judd with her dog in 2003Mark Mainz/Getty

Country queen Wynonna Judd has always been a dog lover, and she makes sure to keep her pets close, no matter what. As she shared, “We have six dogs here in the house and they are always at my feet, and I surround myself with trinkets of fur. It’s the truth. I swear to goodness, if I didn’t have these trinkets of fur, I would get really disheartened and I know that.”

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5. Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie Bertinelli with her dog in 1990
Celebrity dogs: Valerie Bertinelli with her dog in 1990@wolfiesmom/Instagram

The One Day at a Time actress, TV host and cookbook author Valerie Bertinelli said that her best advice is “Honestly, adopt a pet. You will never get lonely if you have a dog or a cat in your life, I can guarantee you.”

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6. Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno with her dog in 2020
Rita Moreno with her dog in 2020@theritamoreno/Instagram

West Side Story star and trailblazing Hollywood icon Rita Moreno had adorable things to say about her dog. “I have a little doggie name Sarita, which is Spanish for Little Sarah. She’s a Morkie. She’s 6 lbs. and she looks like a stuffed doggie, one of those,” she said. “I never call her a dog, I call her a doggie. She’s so little and cute. She’s about 10 years old now, but she doesn’t look it. She’s lively and she doesn’t like other dogs, but I’m saying it’s menopause.”

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7. Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood with her dog in 2023
Celebrity dogs: Trisha Yearwood with her dog in 2023@trishayearwood/Instagram

“My dogs are definitely my happiness,” country star Trisha Yearwood told us. “Hiking with them brings me so much joy — in fact, just watching them living life and loving life brings me joy! I feel grateful that they can run and enjoy and chase squirrels and have a good time.”

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8. Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth with her dog in 2019 celebrity dogs
Kristin Chenoweth with her dog in 2019Paul Archuleta/Getty

“I happen to be a dog lover, but I love all animals,” shared actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth. “I always say ‘dog’ is ‘God’ spelled backwards. If I’m ugly, pretty, happy, sad, my dog gives me unconditional love. I can watch the news and get really down about the state of things, but then I look at that dog and she can make me laugh. What she does is go, ‘Hey, don’t sweat it, momma. I just need my treat and let’s go for a walk,’ and she kisses my tears when I cry. She licks them up and I know that grosses some people out, but I don’t care. I love her to death”

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9. Shania Twain

Shania Twain with her dog in 2023 celebrity dogs
Celebrity dogs: Shania Twain with her dog in 2023@shaniatwain/Instagram

Country diva Shania Twain told us that her Pomeranian is “one-of-a-kind,” and said, “I picked her because she was so unique. The first thing she did when I met her was she started to try to undo my laces, so I thought that was cute and I knew she was a character. She’s got a sense of humor. “

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