Pets are an exciting addition to any home, and it’s no different when it comes to stars. In fact, some Hollywood pets have become famous in their own right, like Taylor Swift’s three cats Olivia Benson, Meredith Grey and Benjamin Button; Ariana Grande’s 10 (!) dogs and a pig; and Reese Witherspoon’s adorable french bulldog puppy, Minnie Pearl.
As part of Variety’s newly launched Our Town section, Marc Malkin will be keeping track of all the adorable pets being welcomed into their homes by celebrities, executives and others in the entertainment industry.
Goldie Hawn introduced her and Kurt Russell’s new rescued puppy, Roy, on Instagram on Jan. 8. The couple now have five dogs. Actors Hawn and Russell have co-starred in the films “Overboard” and “The Christmas Chronicles 2.”
Spike Lee introduced his new Shih Tzu, Otis, on Instagram on Jan. 1: “OTIS Is Smart, Playful FUNNY. Mr. OTIS “FATS TUESDAY” LEE IZ A Pandemic Puppy. We💜💜💜💜 OTIS.” Lee is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, director and producer.
Ella, a golden retriever puppy, was welcomed by Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka and their 10-year old twins Harper and Gideon on Christmas morning.
Welly, a 2-month-old schnauzer, was welcomed in New York City by Joseph Carozza, Republic Records exec VP of media & artist relations.
Disco, a 7-week old cavapoochon, was brought home by Aubry & Co. founder Jonathon Aubry and writer-producer-author
Abdi Nazemian on Dec. 26 in L.A. Disco joins the family of four, which includes the couple’s 9-year-old twins, Rumi and Evie.
Appa Grande, a toy poodle, was welcomed by Frankie Grande and Hale Leon on Nov. 28. Grande is an actor; Leon is a gamer and an actor.
Kumi and Sato, 8-week-old twin Akita pups, were welcomed by actors Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. and family.
Frankie, a labradoodle puppy, was welcomed by Lede Co.’s Lori Burns on Nov. 12.
Klaus, a German Shepherd, was adopted on Nov. 3 by Jason Ball, VP of news at KTLA-TV, and Troy Jones, principal at EY.
Buddy, a one-eyed shih tzu was brought home on Nov. 11 from Florida’s Big Dog Ranch Rescue by Allied Global Marketing senior VP Lisa Giannakopulos.
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