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Originally posted 12/17/2012 08:25AM
An ardent animal lover and advocate, Katherine Heigl has happily opened up her home and heart to seven canine companions – but she's the first to admit it's not always easy.
"Yeah, I wouldn't recommend that," the actress jokes to PEOPLE. "I really love these dogs, but it's a lot with two little kids."
After purchasing her first three dogs – schnauzers Romeo, Stella and Wheezer – Heigl became aware of Los Angeles's growing overpopulation problem, and began rescuing pooches as a result.
Originally posted 06/26/2012 05:45PM
Bret Michaels wanted a dog bed with metal studs.
"I wanted them," he tells PEOPLE, "but realized very quickly, not very safe, so got rid of them."
The rocker-by-day is speaking as a designer of pet accessories. It's an endeavor he took on with PetSmart this year, and one that's resulted in the firstPets Rock Collection, a line of toys, apparel and beds that are exactly what you might expect from Michaels.
Originally posted 06/02/2011 06:00AM
Do you wear your pet love on your sleeve?
And by that we mean, literally – is there pet hair on your sleeve? It's a small price to pay for having pets we adore, but stars like Ashley Greene, Taylor Swift and Mickey Rourke are inspiring us to show our animal love more creatively!
Originally posted 06/01/2011 06:00AM
Your cat is a lot like Oprah Winfrey. A smart, sophisticated, larger-than-life personality who loves the finer things. June is Adopt-A-Cat month, and we've pulled together our favorite things for your fierce feline – from hysteria-inducing toys to sleek cat trees, these are items that your cat needs to live her best life.
Originally posted 05/24/2011 07:45AM
Does your dog walk a little taller when she's strutting on an expensive leash? Is the sidewalk her runway when she's donning her finest canine couture? It's true – some dogs have a nose for high fashion, and the new Moschino Pets collection was made especially for them.
Originally posted 05/19/2011 07:45AM
The dog days of summer are fast approaching, and your pooch deserves nothing but the best in warm-weather gear. Now is the time to splurge on a just-launched Snub dog bed.
Originally posted 05/10/2011 09:00AM
What little kid doesn't love drinking from a personalized cup, and why wouldn't a dog love it just the same? Treat your pup to some custom lovin' with Kim Berger's personalized bowls.
Originally posted 05/04/2011 07:45AM
Dogs, cats and pandas are constantly receiving getting our attention – but what about sloths? They deserve some time in the spotlight, too.
And the sloth –along with the manatee, the platypus and even the humble snail –is getting the cute treatment thanks to Etsy shop MaryMaryHandmade.
Originally posted 04/05/2011 12:00PM
As CEO of Katy Perry's company and the inspiration behind her new fragrance, Purr, we figured the pop star's cat, Kitty Purry, would be dealing with sharks in the boardroom. But we were surprised to learn that the fierce feline sleeps with them, too! When Perry shared a photo on Twitter of Kitty Purry's shark-shaped pet bed on Monday, we had to find one for ourselves.
Originally posted 03/30/2011 07:45AM
We can barely contain our excitement over the royal wedding, and we're pretty sure our pets are in a frenzy about it, too. Here's a fashionable way for your dog to keep calm and carry on until April 29: give him a new limited edition Union Jack collar by Mascot.
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