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pets & their people

Let’s talk humans. See what celebs have to say about pet parenthood. Find advice on handling your pet’s other people (e.g. your ex.) And get more tips for the people stuff.

an illustration of Lukita Maxwell with her cat

The Shrinking actress gets pep talks from Jason Segel, shares scenes with Harrison Ford, and comes home to Roscoe — who she says is more of a “cat-dog.”

Aparna Brielle poses with her cat, Oscar Wilde

The FUBAR actress became a first-time pet mom when she adopted Oscar Wilde. Now, he’s turned her formerly pet-averse family into cat people, too.

Indy, a woman with brown deadlocked hair, sitting next to a sunflower outside while holding a blind white dog named Okra

The star of the new Nat Geo series Farm Dreams feeds her pup fresh popsicles and foraged kelp.

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Corook wears a black-and-white striped shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes, paired with a green frog hat while they pose with their dog, Cubby outside on the grass.

The TikTok sensation and singer-songwriter says their German Shepherd mix, Cubby, has taught them it’s OK not to be perfect.

Samantha Hanratty with her dog

At least when it comes to their personalities. Not, uh, the other thing.

Jazz Jennings illustration by Petra Eriksson

The activist and artist grew up in the spotlight but stays grounded with the help of her fam — both human and feline.

Erica Rose smiles and cuddles her dog, Patty, at Ginger’s Bar in Brooklyn.

The co-creator of the Lesbian Bar Project shares her hopes for the future of queer filmmaking and her dog’s star status.

painting of a women in the bath

“I think the relationship between a woman and her animal companion can build out a character a lot — they’re more like witches’ familiars than pets.” 

Singer Bully and her large dog named Mezzi.

How the Nashville-based artist forever captured the spirit of her best friend and “rock.”

Juno Dawson on a couch with her Chihuahua, Prince

The author of the ninth-most banned book in the US finds joy in creating queer art and basking in the unconditional love of her Chihuahua.

Kelsey Darragh with her dog Hippo

The filmmaker, comedian, and mental health advocate’s boyfriend didn’t want to adopt their foster pup. She ditched the guy and kept the dog.

Asha Leo walks with her psychiatric service dog, Pirate, on a trail

How the Pit Bull advocate is bolstered by her Instagram-famous psychiatric support dog.

Woman and her small black and white dog stand against a yellow wall.

The founder of Gentle Thrills was a child of Tumblr who grew up to love pet portraiture and her “dusty queen” of a pup.

grace miceli and tony

“I was like, ‘How can I draw myself without drawing my actual self?’ We have this sort of symbiotic relationship — he’s become this character that I’m able to explore things through...”

Leah Thomas with her white cat

The Intersectional Environmentalist founder finds big joy in the tiny lap cat who enjoys staring blankly at the Zoom screen.

Sasha Spielberg sits with her small orange dog

The musician, actress, artist, and podcaster paints to honor her great past loves: the pups in her life.

Amrit Tietz poses with her dog, Soy.

She’s DJed for Dua Lipa and Lauryn Hill, but these days, nothing beats nesting with her rescue pup and new baby.

The multi-hyphenate Cruel Summer star is making big moves. Roger just wants pets.

Chad Clark and his dog, Stanley, cuddling on the couch, facing the camera

After mutual health scares, the musician and his pup are healing — together.

Dayna Isom Johnson with her small white and orange dog on a picnic blanket

And her pup, Mojo, is her stylish right-hand dude.

Especially when the eco-forward fashion designer has red carpet nerves.