Pampered Celebrity Dogs

Celebrities may live a grander lifestyle than many of us, but it’s obvious that they love their pets just as much as the most down to earth person. Many celebrities even post about their pets on their Twitter feeds and take them with them wherever they go. Here are some famous celebrities who have gone to the max to pamper their beloved canine companions.

The Queen
We’re not sure if Queen Elizabeth II has a Twitter account, but there’s no shortage of stories in the press about the Queen and her famous Corgis. The Queen is a devoted dog lover and has had dogs all her life. She currently has about 10 Corgis and Dorgis (a cross between her Corgis and her late sister’s Dachshunds), as well as some of her late mother’s remaining Corgis. Needless to say, these dogs live in royal style. Nothing but the best will do for Her Majesty’s beloved dogs. We’re told that the dogs eat restaurant quality dinners prepared specially for them by the royal chefs. The Queen personally prepares Christmas stockings for each of the dogs.

Kate Middleton

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, is not only a new mother, but she’s a dog lover, too. She and Prince William share their Kensington Palace home with the adorable black Cocker Spaniel named Lupo. Lupo was supposed to keep Kate company while William was away on military duty but now he’s a firm fixture in the family. He’s lately been photographed with the royal couple and baby George. They look like the perfect family with the ideal family dog.

Bo Obama
Bo Obama could be considered America’s “First Dog” since he belongs to the First Family. This Portuguese Water Dog first made a splash when he was only six months old. He was a gift from Sen. Edward Kennedy to the Obama family. The Obamas were concerned about getting a dog that would be suitable for kids with allergies and Portuguese Water Dogs are often recommended for people with allergies because of their relatively non-shedding coat. (No dogs are completely hypoallergenic. If you are allergic to dogs you should always meet the dog you are considering first to be sure you can tolerate being around him or her.)

Since his arrival, Bo has been modeled by a soft toy maker and he’s been featured in several children’s books, so he’s a celebrity himself! Bo now has a canine friend at the White House – Sunny, a female Portuguese Water Dog, who arrived in August 2013. There won’t be any puppies, however, since Bo is neutered.

Anne Hathaway
Actress Anne Hathaway, star of Les Miserables and many other hit films, has a beautiful chocolate Labrador Retriever named Esmeralda. According to reports, Anne has been known to take her dog with her to the set when filming her roles.

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman may be a hunk, playing roles like Wolverine, but he’s a family man, too. His family chose an adorable French Bulldog named Peaches for a pet. The Australian actor and his daughter Ava have been sighted taking little Peaches for a walk to get some exercise. How adorable is that?

Will Smith
Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith seem to be ardent dog lovers. The family has four Rottweilers, including a dog named Indo. All four dogs have had obedience training with the “dog whisperer” himself, Cesar Millan. The family reportedly spent about $1600 on a treadmill to exercise the dogs when they can’t take them for other exercise.

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah is a well-known dog lover. Some of the dogs she’s had that are known to her audiences are Golden Retrievers Sophie, Gracie, Solomon, and Luke. She’s had some of the best dog trainers in the U.S. work with her dogs. Oprah has also told insiders that she has left $30 million to her dogs in her will. Her current dogs are English Springer Spaniels Sunny and Lauren.

The Beckhams
David and Victoria Beckham’s dog Coco has been well-known in Hollywood. Coco is a Bulldog who was a Christmas gift from Victoria to David. The dog is also a playmate to their sons. Coco has been spotted walking around Hollywood with bright pink toenails. According to sources, the nails are really soft nail caps that help prevent scratches to the couple’s expensive furniture and carpets. The nail caps have become popular with many pampered dogs in Hollywood and come in all colors.

Tinkerbell Hilton

We can’t close out an article on pampered dogs without mentioning Paris Hilton and her little Chihuahua Tinkerbell. Paris Hilton at one time had 17 dogs on her estate, so she’s a real dog lover. We don’t know if she still has that many dogs, but Tinkerbell has always been close to her heart, literally. She’s been seen everywhere carrying the little dog in her designer handbags. When she’s not being carried, Tinkebell spends her time in the $325,000 dog house in the garden of Hilton’s Beverly Hills home. Now, that’s pampering.

Honorable mention has to go to Britney Spears’ Chihuahua Bit Bit who dines out in restaurants with her mistress and wears a diamond-encrusted collar. Then there are the three Jack Russell Terriers owned by singer Mariah Carey. When several airlines refused to allow Carey to take JJ with her in first class because of his size, she had him travel around the country in his own personal Mercedes. Pampered? Yes!

Finally, there’s Jinxy Longoria, the Maltese belonging to Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria. According to reports, Jinxy’s hair gets even more attention than Eva’s!

There’s nothing wrong with pampering your dog. Whether you’re a celebrity or you just enjoy reading about famous dogs, you can spoil your dog in fun ways. Just remember to always keep your dog’s best interests in mind and don’t do anything that would make them fearful or cause them distress.