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RYAN LOCHTE & CARTER

"I got Carter about five years ago. I've always wanted a Doberman. He's my best friend. He sits right on my lap on the couch-we like watching all the Rocky movies. I take him to the dog park, and he's kind of a good wingman because he's a beautiful dog. Girls just come up to me, 'Where's Carter? He's so good-looking, blah blah.' Then I start talking to them. I just need to take him with me wherever I go, and I'll be set."

CHRIS KLEIN & CHIEF

"I love this dog. Our relationship started out with me taking care of Chief, but it didn't take long before Chief was taking care of me."

PRINCE WILLIAM & LUPO

The Royal hugs his black cocker spaniel, whose name means wolf in Italian.

JOHN KRASINSKI & FINN

"It's a red fox Labrador. I didn't even know that existed. It's basically a redheaded Lab."

RYAN GOSLING & GEORGE

When Gosling brought George on the Jimmy Fallon Show, the actor credited the pooch with being "more interesting than I am."

JOHN LEGEND WITH PIPPA & PUDDY

"I love my dogs. Pippa's so energetic and loving. She's the yin to Puddy's mellow, emotionless yang."

DEREK HOUGH & ROMIE

"I love being on the beach with him. He's literally the joy and light in my life. I haven't been in love in quite a long time, and I was like, 'Oh yeah, this is what love feels like!'"

ANTONIO BANDERAS & BOOTS

"Boots is part of our family. We love him."

SAM TALBOT & TANK

"Tank's my guy. We eat like kings and sleep in the truck like a couple of southern gentlemen should do at some point in their lives."

STEPHEN MOYER & SPLASH

"Splash's mum, Feather Milburn, was a beautiful liver-colored pedigree Springer Spaniel that had been mated with another show-winning liver-colored Springer. The owners were most upset when out popped 10 black and white mutts. The farm next door's border collie sheep dog Jed Butcher had got there first! Splash has been with me since he was 7 weeks old. He's lived on a boat, hence the name; he's chased a sheep off a cliff; he's been shot at by an angry shepherd. But he's now a very dignified 13-year-old elder statesman who still barks at shadows."

ROBERT PATTINSON & BEAR

"He came out of the shelter, and the next day he's on a private plane," said Pattinson.

WAYNE BRADY & CHARLIE

"She's my workout buddy. Nothing's more attractive in a companion than someone who's stronger and hairier than you!"