09/18/2000 at 01:00 AM EDT
At the premiere of Drive Me Crazy
last September, 19-year-old Boy Meets World
actress Danielle Fishel toted her favorite arm charm: a Maltese named Anna.
Jason Priestley's French bulldog Swifty helped the actor shoulder his way through the crowd in Manhattan last October.
The pet's name may be Scruffy, but the sheepdog was presentable enough to accompany Krizia actress Jacqueline Bisset an L.A. awards gala in March.
When he arrived home from a visit to Philadelphia in June, buttoned-up President Bill Clinton and his faithful Labrador Buddy did a pas de deux on the White House lawn.
It was designer duds for all when the Dixie Chicks and a four-legged friend attended the Academy of Country Music Awards in L.A. this May. Emily Robison wore white Donna Karan, Natalie Maines chose fuchsia Djam Paris, and Martie Seidel opted for multicolored Trosman-Churba. Not to be outdone, Natalie's bulldog Ralph was decked out with a Gucci leash.
Although she played Catwoman on TV's Batman
, Eartha Kitt stepped out with her poodle Abba in New York City in April.
Elizabeth Taylor checked into a Manhattan hotel in June sporting a caftan that matched her famous violet eyes–and a shawl that matched her ever-present Maltese Sugar.
Frolicking on an L.A. beach last November, Pamela Anderson
Lee's golden retriever Star helped complete his owner's sun-kissed, tousled look.
Sigourney Weaver's Italian greyhound Petals wore trendy plaid for a Manhattan outing in chilly February.
star Edie Falco was a match for her Lab-shepherd mix Marley at an August cancer research fund-raiser in the Hamptons.
On a visit to CNN's Hollywood studios in July, Bo Derek (in Diesel jeans, Laundry top and custom-made ostrich boots by Tony Lama) and her German shepherds Cifi and Aiwa added up to a perfect 12.