There's a long history at PEOPLE Pets of animals carrying out the dreams of our editors. Last September, Joseph Gordon-Levitt planted a kiss on a kitten. Before that, Tom Hardy puckered up to a pooch. Today, we add two more to that illustrious list: a pair of huskies fortunate enough to cuddle Benedict Cumberbatch.
The British actor recently graced the cover of High Life magazine, the in-flight publication of British Airways, and the cover story's writer took to Twitter to share some precious outtakes from the shoot.
Tuesday proved to be a sad day for Miley Cyrus, who announced on Twitter that her dog Floyd has died.
"I don't wanna say it because I don't want it to be real... But my precious baby Floyd has passed away," she wrote. "I am broken."
She added: "I know I don't mean it but I wish he would've taken me with him this is unbearable. What am I gonna do without him?"
No bones about it: Hank the dog is here to stay – fur-ever!
The unofficial mascot for the Milwaukee Brewers, a former stray who wandered into the baseball team's complex during spring training in Phoenix, Ariz., ruled Opening Day Monday at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis.
Watch this video of a dog enjoying his first day at the beach, and you might not notice anything different at first.
But look a little closer at the excited pup hopping along the sand, and you'll see that the dog is missing something: back legs.
The 9-month-old boxer named Duncan Lou Who was born with severely deformed rear legs that needed to be removed – but that hasn't slowed him down one bit.
Diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and PTSD after tours of duty in Kuwait and Iraq, Army Sgt. Adam Renteria, 32, struggled in his return to civilian life.
"I felt this disconnection from everybody and everything – family, friends and from myself," he says.
Though treatment and therapy helped, Renteria found himself backsliding into anxiety and depression upon hearing of the Colorado movie theater shooting in July 2012. "That was a real trigger for me. I got really angry," he says. "I couldn't exist out in public."
A police dog named Bruno is recovering after being shot during a parole check in Anaheim, Calif.
The 7-year-old German Shepherd had emergency surgery to remove a bullet from his lung and repair his jaw after a man began shooting at police officers on March 20. Bruno was injured after guiding officers to where Robert Moreno Jr., a known gang member, was hiding.
"The dog alerted that the suspect was hiding behind a trash can. As they went up, the suspect stood up and started shooting at the direction of the officers and purposely aimed at the dog, shooting the dog," Anaheim Police Lt. Tim Schmidt told CBS Los Angeles.
Whenever Eric Stonestreet and his dog play Monopoly, the game goes down purr-tty much the same way.
"Coleman's Monopoly #HouseRules – He's the dog & I'm the cat token everytime," the Modern Family star Tweeted on Thursday, sharing a photo of the pair playing the board game in his kitchen in a sponsored Tweet.
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Gweeda, a sweet senior pup who's looking for a permanent place to call home after bouncing around in recent years.
In 2006, the Anatolian shepherd mix was adopted into a happy home where she lived for four years. Sadly, in 2011, her owners brought her back to the Kootenai Pets for Life rescue in Libby, Mont., because they were moving and couldn't take her with them.
When emergency dispatchers in Nebraska's Sarpy County picked up a recent call, all they heard were the sounds of breathing and scratching. Dispatchers were worried – until they learned the noises were coming from a dog who'd dialed 911.
Sarpy County 911 Assistant Director Marilyn Gable tells Omaha television station KETV that it's the first time a dog has called the emergency center.
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