Stars and Pets

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has taken over social media, attracted numerous celebrity participants and, most important, raised millions of dollars in donations towards finding a cure for the progressive neurodegenerative disease. Longtime animal activist and former NBC correspondent Jill Rappaport hopes her challenge, Pies 4 Paws, will do the same things for the 8 million shelter pets looking for a home.

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The Daily Treat: Carrie Underwood's Most Paw-dorable Pet Mothering Moments | Carrie Underwood

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Carrie Underwood's Most Paw-dorable Pet Mothering Moments

Originally posted 09/02/2014 04:15 PM

Make no bones about it – Carrie Underwood is going to nail this mom thing.

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Meet Miley Cyrus's New Pet Pig Bubba Sue!

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Meet Miley Cyrus's New Pet Pig Bubba Sue!

Originally posted 08/11/2014 01:30 PM

Miley Cyrus has added another new member to her furry family: a pet pig!

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The Daily Treat: 'New Dad' Ian Somerhalder Hugs Horse He Adopted with Nikki Reed | Animals & Pets, Stars and Pets, Cute Pets, Pet News, Ian Somerhalder

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Did Ian Somerhalder Adopt a Horse with Nikki Reed?

Originally posted 08/05/2014 05:00 PM

Is Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed's relationship the real deal, or are they just horsing around?

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Miranda Lambert: You Can Never Have Too Many Dogs

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Miranda Lambert: You Can Never Have Too Many Dogs

Originally posted 07/24/2014 08:00 AM

For Miranda Lambert, home is where her dogs are.

The singer is currently mother to six adorable pups – Waylon, Bellamy, Cher, Delta Dawn, Jessi and Black Betty – and counting.

"I have a little plaque in my house that says: 'There is always room for one more dog,' " she tells PEOPLE.

Lambert, 30, has been rescuing strays since she was a little girl, but it was her first shelter dog, Delilah, who inspired her to found the MuttNation Foundation.

"I started the foundation in 2009 along with my mom and two other board members, with the mission of raising funds to help dogs and shelters," she says.

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Rapper Macklemore Is a Total Cat Lover | Macklemore

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Did You Know That Macklemore Is a Total Cat Man?

Update 07/16/2014 05:00 PM Originally posted 07/15/2014 04:00 PM

Cairo isn't just a place in Egypt.

It's the name of Macklemore's cat – and by the looks of things, the singer adores his pretty kitty just as much as the ancient Egyptians loved their feline friends.

The female tabby has her own Instagram page, which is filled with photos of her doing the most paw-dorable things, like sleeping, cuddling with dad, more sleeping and stealing dad's bling (clearly, she has expensive taste).

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Dolly Parton's Namesake Stray Returned to Owners

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A Happy Ending for Dolly Parton's Namesake Stray

Originally posted 07/10/2014 07:00 PM

Looks like there's a fairy tail ending after all for Dolly Parton's furry namesake, who was found alone in a tent at the Glastonbury Music Festival.

The pooch, nicknamed "Doggie Parton," is back in a fur-ever home – just not with Parton.

"In the last five minutes, we got a call from the main people with the government, and they told us that the true owners did come forward," Parton, 68, said in a virtual press conference on Thursday. "They had reported the dog missing. There was a language barrier; I think they were from another country. They got the dog back, and everyone feels good about it."

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Dolly Parton Promises to Adopt Namesake Dog Abandoned at Glastonbury Music Festival

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Dolly Parton Offers to Adopt Abandoned Dog Named 'Dolly'

Update 07/08/2014 10:40 AM Originally posted 07/07/2014 01:30 PM

Dolly Parton was feeling "saxy" at Glastonbury, and now a dog rescued at the music festival has captured her heart.

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Miley Cyrus Debuts New Tattoo Tribute to Late Dog

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Miley Cyrus's New Tattoo Is a Tribute to Her Late Dog

Originally posted 07/06/2014 12:40 PM

True love is fur-ever, so Miley Cyrus is paying tribute to her late dog in one of the most permanent ways possible.

The singer, 21, debuted a new tattoo honoring her dog Floyd, whose death she announced in April.

"#floydtat," she wrote on Instagram Sunday, posting several photos of the fresh ink on the left side of her body.

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Miley Cyrus's New Cutie, Olivia Palermo's Bridal Shorts & More Weekend News

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Hey, you. Yeah, you. When you're done lounging by the pool – not unlike these celebs – here's what you missed this weekend:

5. Miley Cyrus Has A New Cutie in Her Life

Spoiler alert: This new looker is of the four-legged persuasion. Cyrus announced the arrival of her latest pet, a pup named Emu. The pop star continues to mourn the death of pooch Floyd, writing on Instagram, "I felt my angel Floydy give Emu his blessing." See her new addition.

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