22 Celebrities Who Are Crazy In Love With Their Pit Bulls

Written by: Rachel Crocetti

November 3, 2015

Pit Bulls have a huge fanbase with Hollywood stars. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at all the celebs who adore their Pitties!

1. Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco is a major advocate for Pit Bull awareness. She has called pit bulls “the greatest dogs in the world” and has three bully-breed rescues, Loretta, Norm, and Shirley. At her wedding, she even had a cake made for her then-husband (they just announced a divorce), pro tennis player Ryan Sweeting, with a giant tennis ball and their three pups!

The actress frequently mentions the misconceptions about the breed on social media and has partnered with Angel City Pit Bulls to make a PSA for the dogs.

Kaley Cuoco pit bull

2. Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba’s adorable white American Bull Dog is named Bowie, after musician David Bowie. Alba specifically found a new home after her daughter, Honor, was born but one of her major requests was a large yard for her dogs (she also has a pug named Sid). Her designer created custom-made bunk beds in the kitchen for the two pups – lucky dogs!

jessica alba pit bull

3. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston adopted a Pit Bull mix puppy in 2012 with her then-boyfriend (now husband!) Justin Theroux and named her Sophie after Sophie’s Choice.

jennifer aniston pit bull

4. Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel loves her Pit Bull pup so much, she’s created a weekly Twitter/Instagram hashtag to showcase their love, #TuesdaysWithTina. If you live in Hollywood anywhere near Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s home, you are likely to spot her hiking, playing at the beach, or wandering around town with Tina by her side.

Jessica Biel pit bull

5. Rachel Bilson

Way back when, former fiancé, Adam Brody, gifted Bilson with a Pit Bull named Penny Lane for her birthday. When the couple broke up the pup didn’t have to choose parents – the couple decided to share custody of the dog, since they both loved her so much!

Rachel Bilson and pit bull

6. Katherine Heigl

Heigl has always been a long-time animal supporter, and even founded the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation with her mother to promote animal welfare. In 2011, the actress pulled a two month old Pit Bull puppy from the California City Shelter who was previously used as a bait dog in dog fights. Heigl and her family have eight rescued dogs – talk about a full house!

Katherine Heigl dog

7. Alicia Silverstone

Silverstone has three rescued pups, and one is a Pit Bull named Butterfly, and nicknamed “The Pig.” The actress has claimed that Butterfly is the “princess of the house” and advocates for the breed on her website, The Kind Life. Like many other advocates, Silverstone states that Pit Bulls are not only misunderstood, but that the people who train them to be aggressive are the real problem.

alicia silverstone and dog

8. Marc Jacobs

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs’ Bull Terrier probably has better style than you. That’s because he is constantly hanging with his dad at work! He has his own Instagram account, @nevillejacobs, where he posts all of his photos hanging with his friends. He may be spoiled, but this dog also has busy days just like the rest of us!

Marc Jacobs dog

9. Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart is a huge canine fan and has three rescued Pits named Shamsky, Champ, and Monkey. He has worked with the non-profit shelter, Animal Haven, where he adopted his three-legged pup, Champ. While hosting The Daily Show, staff members were allowed to bring their dogs to work. “Dogs are allowed at my work,” Stewart has said. “Because people are, you know, meaner.”

Jon Stewart and dog

10. Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush adopted a Pit Bull puppy in 2012 and it appears that the two are inseparable! Griffin, a blue Pit Bull, came from a litter of eight pups who were set to be euthanized but were saved by the rescue group, Wags and Walks. Griffin joined the family with two other rescued Pitty siblings named Patch and Penny.

Sophia Bush dog


11. Gisele and Tom Brady

Super couple, Tom Brady and Gisele have always been dog lovers! Their adopted Pit mix, Lua is nearly as famous as they are – she starred in her own UGG Australia commercial with her Dad.

Gisele with dogs

12. Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon’s favorite girl has four paws – his Pit Bull Lilly. The actor and his wife Kyra Sedgwick are huge animal lovers and Pit Bull Ambassadors. He even participated in Dog Park Publishing’s #KissedByAPit campaign celebrating Pit Bulls and fighting against their stereotypes.

Kevin bacon's dog

13. Josh Hutcherson

In 2012 the Hunger Games star adopted a three-month-old Pit Bull puppy named Driver. The pup was once a stray and was rescued by Hands Paws Hearts from a municipal Los Angeles shelter. Driver sat in the shelter for 11 days with a broken leg and was in extreme pain. Right before his surgery, Hutcherson met the pup and fell in love!

josh hutcherson puppy

14. Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray is so in love with her Pittie, Isaboo, that she considers her a child and fixes her special dinners. The talk show host founded a line of dog food called Nutrish, which benefits shelter pets.

Rachael Ray dog

15. Adrian Grenier

The Entourage star frequently posts pictures with his lovable pup, sometimes in adorable poses like this bathtub snap.

adrian grenier and pup

16. Cesar Millan

Cesar Milan is possibly the king of working with de-stigmatizing “difficult” breeds by working one-on-one with owners to train their dogs to be better behaved. His blue-nose pit, Junior, is often seen traveling around as his assistant, attending speaking engagements all over the country and just being an allover spokes-dog for the cause.

Cesar Millan pit bull

17. Norman Reedus

When Reedus isn’t spending time fighting zombies in The Walking Dead, he can be found hanging with his pitty and getting sloppy kisses. He actually tried to convince the producers of his show to allow his character, Daryl, have a dog but they knew everyone would pay way more attention to the pup than the actor himself.

norman reedus and dog

18. Lake Bell

This actress loves her pit bulls so much, she featured them in her wedding! Texas and Margaret were “dogs of honor” in her ceremony as she wed Scott Campbell. While Bell grew up with smaller dogs, she fell in love with the crop-eared pitty, Margaret and wound up a foster failure.

Lake Bell and pit bull

19. Channing Tatum

The only thing better than Channing Tatum is Channing Tatum with a dog. Tatum and his pitty mix, Lulu can often be found out in public together or in Instagrams with his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Tatum rescued Lulu when she was only seven weeks old in a shelter in his Alabama hometown and they’ve been inseparable ever since.

Channing Tatum dog

20. Miranda Lambert

This country star is notorious for being a dog lover! She has six rescued pups of her own and while none of them are actually pit bulls, she has started a non-profit organization called MuttNation which has an initiative to end animal abuse and homelessness. And she often poses with adorable pitties on her Instagram account, like this one above.

Miranda Lambert and dog

21. Betty White

Betty White is a huge dog lover and she doesn’t discriminate! Above, you can see her petting and loving on the 2013 Hero Dog of the Year, a pit bull named Elle.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 5: Elle (L) and actress Betty White (R) pose during the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards 2013 held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Getty Images)

22. Liam Hemsworth 

Liam Hemsworth almost broke the Internet when he posted the above photo with his rescue dog, Tani. While this Hemsworth might not be Thor, he’s certainly a superhero to his pitty. Keep the blue-eyed pics coming, Hemsworth.

liam and tani

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Written by: Rachel Crocetti

November 3, 2015

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