7 Pet Owning Celebrities That Make Us Swoon — & We’re Not Sorry

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres
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Pets are some of the most magical and playful additions to any family. Their energy can change a room and will always stir up the dynamic in anyone’s household, especially if they try to take anyone’s place in the bed. Not only are they great for the family, seeing a man loving on his adorable pet is just next level swoon-worthy. 

According to Psychology Today, there is a connection between having a pet and being perceived to be more attractive. Thanks to research led by University of Nevada-Las Vegas anthropologist Peter Gray, we have some data backing up the claims that pet ownership can indeed increase your attractiveness in the dating pool.

And because we’re a sucker for a good list, we searched far and wide and found some of our favorite celebrities cuddling, petting, and dancing with their furry loves. Enjoy!


Anthony Ramos

Anthony Ramos, who you might know from Hamiton and In the Heights, is not shy about showing his sweet French bulldog so much love. It’s clear that the dog is very much in love with their dad. Just look at that great big smile. Tbh, who wouldn’t want to be that dog right now?



Imagine being able to have one-on-one dance parties with singer and heartthrob Maluma. The global pop star has kept all of us on the edge of our seats and glued to our mobile devices every time he posts on social media. We all know that he’s the master of a thirst post but seeing him boogie with his pup is just the cutest.


Canelo Álvarez

Boxer Canelo Álvarez had a little more to show off than a sweet pup that he smothers with love. He posted a video riding a horse around an arena because what else do you do if you are Canelo Álvarez? The slow-motion shots were absolutely on purpose. Also, who hasn’t crushed on a vaquero before?


Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi used to post his sweet bulldog pretty often on his Instagram. As many pet owners know, the death of a pet is tragic and really breaks your heart. Here Kid Cudi is giving his sweet friend a touching tribute with a portrait. Honestly, one of the sweetest and most wholesome things on the Internet. Sending you so much love.


J Balvin

J Balvin’s big, slobbery dog is doing everything possible to be the best boy. Look at how he comes right over and immediately starts to go through the tricks with his dad. This shows a level of commitment and patience that they share and it’s adorable to watch. 


Diego Boneta

Some dads are just straight out embarrassing sometimes and no one knows how to be more embarrassing than a Latine dad. Diego Boneta understood the assignment and modeled a duck floatie in a photo with his pooch. While it might look funny, it is a very important safety tool that Diego Boneta claims was all because of his dog. The look of shame on the dog’s face begs to differ.



The incredibly swoon-worthy Miguel isn’t shy when it comes to posting photos of him and his sweet kitty hanging out. The caption “cat papi” is really the best way to describe this photo. And by the look in the cat’s eyes, they know they are living literally living in the lap of luxury with their dad.