04:32 AM EDT 10/16/2013
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."
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."
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..."
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.
Originally posted 06/15/2012 10:00AM
Haylie Duff can't help but make it a sister act.
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."
Originally posted 06/04/2012 05:00PM
Life is imitating art for Nina Dobrev.
Like her Vampire Diaries character Elena Gilbert, she's fallen for two brothers – but these siblings need forever homes and the actress is trying to help.
"The other brothers that I'm torn between... Like Elena's, they've stolen my heart," she Tweeted Sunday, sharing a photo of two kittens. "One is energetic, the other is a cuddler and they both need love – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want a kitten!"
Originally posted 06/01/2012 04:45PM
Sophia Bush knows what she's going to be toting around town – her new puppy!
The actress, who launched a market bag of her own design for Apolis, dropped by the brand's Los Angeles boutique earlier this week with her new addition, a blue pit bull rescue named Griffin.
"He's the sweetest, most mellow little guy," Bush tells PEOPLE. "He just wants to snuggle and kiss everybody. And his feet are so big that he trips over them when he runs. We call him dinosaur paws."
Originally posted 05/31/2012 07:45AM
How did Jenna Elfman spend her holiday weekend? Puppy-proofing!
The actress adopted an 8-week-old dog from the L.A. Animal Rescue on May 26, and the adorable puppy spent the Memorial Day weekend "trashing the place," according to the actress's WhoSay page.
Elfman and her two young sons, Story and Easton, spotted the spaniel mix at Tailwaggers pet store in Hollywood, where L.A. Animal Rescue was having one of its regular adoption events. Though 4-year-old Story had his heart set on a Chihuahua, with help from an adoption specialist, the trio decided on a different dog – the "very mellow" mutt, according to Su Roos, director of the rescue.
Originally posted 05/26/2012 06:00PM
The Lambert-Shelton brood just keeps getting bigger and bigger!
On Thursday, Miranda Lambert introduced her latest rescue puppy, a cutie named Emmy Lou, on Twitter.
"Ok ok I know I need to stop," she wrote, posting a photo of her cuddling with the furry girl. "But she was in a ditch!"
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