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Howard & Beth Ostrosky Stern Adopt a Cat | Beth Ostrosky

Howard & Beth Ostrosky Stern Adopt a Cat

Originally posted 10/10/2012 04:00PM

It's a boy!

Howard Stern and wife Beth Ostrosky Stern welcomed a new member into their animal family over the weekend, bringing home a cat named Charlie Boy.

"We are in love with him," she Tweeted on Sunday, sharing a photo of her and the new addition. "Adopting an adult cat is incredible!"

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Exclusive First Look: Meet Kevin McHale's Special (Furry) Lady | Kevin McHale

Meet Kevin McHale's Special (Furry) Lady

Originally posted 09/10/2012 02:30PM

Lately, when Kevin McHale goes out at night, he thinks about how much he's missing the new lady in his life. She seems to miss him, too: She hugs him when he gets home, and then they cuddle. Sometimes, she even visits him on the set of Glee.

Sophie, of course, is a 45-lb Wheaten terrier mix that the actor rescued in April via Los Angeles's Bark n' Bitches boutique.

"She's got all of my attention," McHale, 24, tells PEOPLE.com of the main female in his life, who often wraps her paws around him in what he describes as a canine take on a bear hug.

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Derek Hough Adopts a 'Genius' Dog | Derek Hough

Derek Hough Adopts a 'Genius' Dog

Originally posted 08/14/2012 09:00AM

What's better than taking home the mirror ball trophy? Taking home a four-legged friend!

Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough has found his perfect canine companion, whom he is currently calling EyBoi until he settles on a name, Hough shared on Twitter.

"I feel so lucky," he wrote Friday. "This dog is incredible. Everything I've taught him he's applied within two days … Genius animal!"

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Marie Osmond's New Puppy Is an 'Unexpected Blessing' | Marie Osmond

Marie Osmond's New Puppy Is an 'Unexpected Blessing'

Originally posted 07/26/2012 01:05PM

Marie Osmond is a busy woman, and with eight kids – nine, if you count her dog – it's no wonder.

Osmond, 52, adopted a puppy named George at a charitable fashion show in April, and writes glowingly about the dog in a diary for Prevention Magazine's September issue, on newsstands July 31.

"Our new puppy, George, has become an unexpected blessing," she says. "We were told he's a mix of German shepherd and English bulldog, but he's more a mix of dancing elephant and a cupcake-fueled 4-year-old."

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Jane Lynch Doesn't Call Her Dog by His Real Name

Jane Lynch Doesn't Call Her Dog by His Real Name

Originally posted 07/23/2012 06:00AM

Why stick with one when many will do?

Jane Lynch adopted an Australian shepherd mix in December, shortly after losing her cat, Greta, and has officially settled on at least six names for him.

"Francis Willoughby is his full name," Lynch tells PEOPLE, but that's not the only one he goes by.

"We call him Bannis, I don't know why. Instead of Francis, I call him Bannis or Ban Ban. Franny, Francisco, Francois … We have tons of nicknames for him."

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Cheyenne Jackson: Losing Zora 'Was the Hardest Thing' | Cheyenne Jackson

UpdatePosted 07/14/2012 04:00PM

Cheyenne Jackson: Losing Zora 'Was the Hardest Thing'

Originally posted 07/13/2012 04:00PM

When Cheyenne Jackson's dog suddenly stopped eating, he didn't know that a few days later, he'd be saying goodbye to her for good.

The actor's Rottweiler mix Zora (named after author Zora Neale Hurston) had been Jackson's constant companion since he adopted her from the ASPCA in 2003.

"She was everything to us," the 30 Rock star, 37, tells PEOPLE. "She was New York to us. She was in every dressing room I ever had, she was kind of the supermodel of the dog park, she was really beautiful. She was everything."

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Ke$ha Brings Home a Cat After Strip Club Visit

Ke$ha Brings Home a Cat After Strip Club Visit

Originally posted 07/06/2012 04:30PM

Of all the things Ke$ha could have picked up from a night out, she probably wasn't expecting a cat.

The singer announced the addition of a new feline into her family on Monday, Tweeting about its interesting arrival.

"Last night after hitting a gnarly strip club this little guy was handed to me through my car window from a Russian sketch ball," she wrote, sharing a photo of the sleeping beauty. "I think that's considered a rescue..."

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UpdatePosted 06/26/2012 05:00PM

Kellie Pickler: My Husband Won't Let Me Have More Animals

Originally posted 06/27/2012 09:00AM

Some people have a clothes habit, Kellie Pickler has an animal habit.

"My husband will not let me have any more animals than we do now," she tells PEOPLE. "He never knows when the bus rolls up at home, I open the bus door, and he's wondering what critter's going to crawl off of there now."

The Nashville-based country singer has a bevy of pets – including three dogs and a python named Boots – but husband Kyle Jacobs is trying to rein in his wife's tendencies.

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Haylie Duff Adopts Puppy Abandoned at L.A. Park

Haylie Duff Adopts Puppy Abandoned at L.A. Park

Originally posted 06/15/2012 10:00AM

Haylie Duff can't help but make it a sister act.

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Josh Duhamel: Adopting Was the Smartest Thing I've Done

Josh Duhamel: Adopting Was the Smartest Thing I've Done

Originally posted 06/12/2012 02:20PM

All it took was a little Meatloaf for Josh Duhamel to become a convert.

Six years ago, the actor and his wife Fergie were looking to provide a companion for their 1-year-old dachshund Zoe, so they searched online and found another dachshund through a rescue.

"Meatloaf was truly a beautiful dog," Duhamel tells PEOPLE of the aging dachshund he brought into his home. "He was the most lovable, appreciative, soulful little dude. He just turned out to be such a great pet, such a great friend, and ever since then I've been an advocate of rescuing."

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