And if you liked this post, be sure to check out these popular posts:
1 of 24
Winston Churchill and his dog. Mark Kauffman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
2 of 24
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall with their pet dog in 1945. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
3 of 24
Queen Elizabeth II of England with her corgi in March 1953. She has owned more than 30 corgis since becoming queen.Bettmann/Getty Images
4 of 24
A 17-year-old Elizabeth Taylor with her golden cocker spaniel named named Amy, after Liz's role in Little Women. Bettmann/Getty Images
5 of 24
Audrey Hepburn cycling between film stages with her beloved pet Yorkshire Terrier, "Mr Famous," circa 1961. Sadly, Mr. Famous got hit by a car on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles and died while Hepburn was shooting The Children's Hour.John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images
6 of 24
American pop artist Andy Warhol with his dachshund, Archie, in 1973. Tim Boxer/Archive Photos/Getty Images
7 of 24
Carrie Fisher with her famous French Bulldog, Gary, in July 2014. Fisher, who was open about her struggle with bipolar disorder, said Gary provided vital emotional support and stability in her life.David M. Benett/Getty Images for Marina Rinaldi
8 of 24
President Calvin Coolidge with his Dog, Rob Roy, at the White House in October 1924. Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images
9 of 24
French President Emmanuel Macron gestures toward his dog, Nemo, during a meeting in 2017. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images
10 of 24
Helen Keller hugs her German shepherd. Bradley Smith/Corbis/ Getty Images
11 of 24
Jazz singer Billie Holiday backstage with her dog. William Gottlieb/Redferns
12 of 24
President Barack Obama plays football with the famous family dog, Bo, on the south lawn of the White House in 2009.Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images
13 of 24
Clark Gable and his Irish setter hunting dog, Queen, his constant companion at MGM studios. Bettmann/Getty Images
14 of 24
Betty White nuzzles her dog during a 2013 interview. Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images
15 of 24
Frank Sinatra playing with his dog, Ringo, in the living room of his home in Palm Springs, California in 1965. John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
16 of 24
Heavyweight champion George Foreman accompanied by his dog, Daggo, in 1974.Bettmann/Getty Images
17 of 24
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen with their dog during a photo shoot in the East Village of New York in December 2014. Alessio Botticelli/GC Images
18 of 24
Then-vice presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Richard Nixon relaxes at home with the family pet, a cocker spaniel named Checkers in 1952.Bettmann/Getty Images
19 of 24
President Bill Clinton is greeted at the White House by the first dog, Buddy after returning from his year's-end press conference in 1999. TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images
20 of 24
President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher walk Reagan's dog, Lucky, on the White House lawn in 1985.Bettmann/Getty Images
21 of 24
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani kisses Thompson the pug, who is wearing a shirt with the words, "Anybody but Hillary for president" in 2007. Ron Antonelli/NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images
22 of 24
Willie Mays, star slugger of the San Francisco Giants, gets an affectionate kiss from his pet pooch, Pepe, in 1958.Bettmann/Getty Images
23 of 24
Russian President Vladimir Putin kisses a Turkmen shepherd on October 11, 2017. Maxim Shemetov/AFP/Getty Images
23 Photos Of Celebrities And Their Dogs That’ll Melt Your Heart
They're our best friends, our protectors, our emotional support. If there's one thing that most of us can agree on, it's that dogs are too pure for this world, and we probably don't deserve them.
From the White House to Hollywood to tiny towns the world over, our dogs keep us company and provide unconditional love. And celebrities are no different than the rest of us: They want the world to meet their pets. The photos above show some celebrity dogs you may have not had the pleasure of seeing before.
A few of these famous dogs got to mingle on Hollywood sets; Audrey Hepburn's Yorkshire terrier, Mr. Famous, even appeared onscreen with her in the movie Funny Face. It was Hepburn who introduced Yorkshire Terriers and little lap dogs to the world of celebrities.
Since then, owning — and flaunting — dogs has become one of the Hollywood elite's favorite pastimes. It's even customary for famous dogs to have their own YouTube channel or appear in their own online videos. Even the "First Dogs" that occupy the White House get in on the action.
At one time or another, our dogs have served as emotional support animals. This is certainly the case with Carrie Fisher and her famous French Bulldog, Gary, who has just as big of a personality as his owner did. The public took to Gary like a moth to a flame.
Gary actually first belonged to Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd. "I live for Gary... He was mine first and she actually stole him from me because she fell in love with him," Lourd told Today in 2016.
Helen Keller, the author famous for thriving despite being both blind and deaf, was another celebrity who loved dogs. She's pictured above with her guide dog, a German Shepherd, but she had many canine companions throughout her life.
In her 1933 essay, "Three Days to See," she wrote that if her sight were restored, "I should like to look into the loyal trusting eyes of my dogs."
Carrie Fisher loved Gary so much, she stole him from her daughter.
Notably, she is actually responsible for introducing Akitas more widely into the United States.
In 1937, Keller began an extended speaking tour and visited much of Japan. The Japanese people were very much taken with her and her resilience. Because of her fondness for dogs, Keller visited the Akita district, as she had heard the story about Hachiko, the loyal Akita who waited for his owner for nine years after his death.
At the time, the Akita breed was virtually unknown in America. Keller was impressed with them, and mentioned she might like to have one for herself. The Japanese government took this request to heart and contacted an owner and breeder. He gave her an Akita puppy named Kamikaze-go.
Sadly, Kamikaze-go's life was cut short, contracting distemper and died before he was even eight months old. Keller was deeply saddened, saying "If ever there was an angel in fur, it was Kamikaze."
"Angels in fur" may, in fact, be the best way to describe what our pets are to us — famous or not.
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several published book covers in her career as a graphic artist.