Because pop culture is so prevalent in our every day lives, we often look to celebrities for hints and ideas on how to live our lives. Perhaps it's the idea of living glamorously, or maybe for sheer lack of creativity , we often emulate our favorite actors, actresses, t.v. stars, musicians and even politicians. Choosing and naming our pets is no different! We've all seen them, out and about at the dog park or shopping out on the town , celebrities love their pets! Whether you're a pop culture buff or not, if you're considering getting a dog, you may be inspired by whom and what some well-known personalities call their 'best friends.'
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is 'best friends' with a German Shepherd named 'Atticus' and a Puggle named 'Boo Radley.'
'Bambi' is the Pit Bull that keeps tennis star Venus Williams safe at night.
Actress Sienna Miller keeps it simple with her mutts named 'Bess' and 'Porgi.'
Actress Minnie Driver loves her Black Labrador named 'Bubba.'
South African actress Charlize Theron owns two mutts named 'Delilah' and 'Denver.'
Actress (and daughter of Goldie Hawn) Kate Hudson pampers a Pomeranian named 'Clara Bo.'
Reese Witherspoon's two French Bulldogs each have a first name and a last. Meet 'Coco Chanel' and 'Frank Sinatra.'
Courtney Cox Arquette and her husband David Arquette have two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named 'Harley' and 'Hopper.'
Actress Eva Longoria loves her little Maltese, also known as 'Jinxy.'
Hilary Duff has lots of (little) fun with her Chihuahua, 'Lola.'
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner named their Golden Retriever after the ultimate domestic diva: 'Martha Stewart.'
Talk show hostess and all-around star extraordinaire Oprah Winfrey has three Golden Retriever. She calls them 'Luke,' 'Layla,' and 'Gracie.'
Actor Adrien Brody has two Chihuahuas named 'Ceelo' and 'Lolly.'
Actress and wild child Lindsay Lohan has a Maltese named 'Chloe.'
Who can forget Ozzy Osbourne's wife Sharon Osbourne's tiny Pomeranian, 'Minnie?'
Jessica Alba named her two Pugs after the tragic couple , 'Sid' and 'Nancy.'
Joan Rivers, of most recent 'Celebrity Apprentice' fame owns a Pekingese she calls 'Max,' a Boston Terrier named 'Lulu' and a Yorkie named 'Veronica.'
Jimmy Buffet calls his Golden Retriever (what else?) 'Cheeseburger.'
Basketball star Ken Griffey Jr. has a Rottweiler named 'Akeiba.'
Mel Gibson's Australian Shepherd is named (simply) 'Patch.'
Who says small dogs aren't manly? Pro football player Bret Favre has a tiny Yorkshire Terrier named 'Jazzmin.'
Sir Paul McCartney's Sheepdog is named 'Martha.'
Author Stephen King keeps company with a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named 'Marlowe.'
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer and infamous for his stunts on 'Dancing with the Stars' has a Shar Pei named 'Coco Puff.'
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have tow Rottweilers, named 'Indo' and 'Zhaki.'
Actor and comedian Jim Carrey's best friend is a Great Dane named 'George.'
Matt Lauer, host of the Today Show on NBC has a Golden Retriever named 'Walden.'
Her Bull Mastiff, 'Koko', protects Singer Christina Aguilera.
Scarlett Johansen's miniature best friend is a Chihuahua named 'Maggie.'
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is often seen out walking her Black Lab, 'Holden.'
Mary Kate Olsen of Mary Kate and Ashley fame owns a Chocolate Lab named 'Luca.'
So if you are looking for that special pooch to call your own, consider the personalities of the celebrities listed above. Do you identify with any of them? If so, you may get along with the type of breed that your 'hero' or 'heroine' has. If you've recently adopted a dog and are stumped for a name, you may find a great idea from a great star.