Celebrate National Pet Day With Classic Celebrities & Their Pets

TWO FOR THE ROAD, Audrey Hepburn, 1967. Publicity portrait with her Yorkshire Terrier on the set.
Courtesy Everett Collection

April 11th marks National Pet Day and we are celebrating by digging up some photos of celebrities with their pets. Perhaps the most candid look you’ll get from a Hollywood star is when they’re caught alone with their pet. The bond between them is even more magical than with their many love partners; but then, they aren’t any different from the rest of us. Here are some of our faves!

Bing Crosby Loved Horses

Crooning movie star and on of stable-to race at Santa Anita.Los Angeles, Calif … Bing Crosby, famous crooning star of the movies, shown with his favorite racehorse, "Khayym", one of the many in his stable now at the Santa Anita racetrack which opened yesterday December 25th. Bing is HollywoodS outstanding owners and will spend all of his spare time supervising the racing of ponies. Credit: International News Photo Central Press Association December 27, 1935

© 1935 International News Photo/Courtesy of King Features Syndicate

Famous crooning star of the movies, shown with his favorite racehorse, Khayyam, in 1935.

Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors

FILMLAND BACHELORS - Randolph Scott and Cary Grant, two of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors, are established in a house on the Santa Monica Bench front. They getalong ; they say, because each goes his own way, Occasionally they get together for a ~wim or a session with the medicine ball or even raiding the ice box. Randy and Cary are both under contract to Parnmount; where Randy has just completed "So Red the Rose" Cary's latest was "The Last outpost."

© 1935, Paramount Productions, Inc.

Filmland bachelors Randolph Scott and Cary Grant share snacking privileges with this four-footed pal at their Santa Monica beachfront pad.

Show Pals

Subjects: Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore Program: Dinah Shore Chevy Show Time: NBC-TV colorcast, Sunday, Jan. 26 9-10pm EST Central Press Association January 2, 1958

Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore with friend on the set of The Dinah Shore Chevy Show in 1958.

Sweet Smooches

Palm Springs, Calif É Oh! To change places with Janet Leigh's pet poodle, who here interrupts her swimming at the raquet club where she has been vacationing with her husband Tony Curtis. Nov. 20, 1952

Janet Leigh gets a kiss from her pet poodle as she gets out of the pool of a racquet club where she had been vacationing with husband Tony Curtis.

Happy Trails to You

MELODY TIME, from left: Roy Rogers, Trigger, 1948

Cowboy star Roy Rogers blazed happy trails with his horse, Trigger, who actually had the run of the Rogers home. After the palomino died in 1965, Rogers had Trigger’s hide preserved and mounted on a plaster form.


382639 01: Entertainer Michael Jackson poses with his pet boa constrictor September 15, 1987 in the USA. Jackson, who was the lead singer for the Jackson Five by age eight, reached the peak of his solo career with 1982''s "Thriller," the best-selling album of all time and recipient of eight Grammy awards. (Photo by Liaison)
Michael Jackson poses with his pet boa constrictor, Muscles.

Monkey Shines

8th May 1953: British starlet Joan Collins with her husband Maxwell Reed (1919 - 1974) and their pet monkey Spider, at their Spanish-themed home in London's Mayfair.
Joan Collins with her husband Maxwell Reed and their pet monkey, Spider.

The Famous Terrier

Audrey Hepburn and her terrier Mr. Famous
Audrey Hepburn poses with her Yorkshire terrier Mr. Famous. Hepburn was a huge dog lover and once said, “I walk my dogs to keep me fit. I talk to my dogs, which keeps me sane. I can’t think of anything that makes one happier than to cuddle and play and start the day with a warm puppy.”

Now go go hug your pets and incase you missed it, April 10 was National Hug Your dog day.


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