42 Photos of Cute Pets (and Their Celeb Parents) That Are Making Us Smile

Let’s talk about pets! 

With so much going on in the world, sometimes you need to force yourself to take a break. I know I do. So on my “break,” I decided to turn off the TV, close Twitter, and scroll through thousands of Instagram posts looking at celebrities and their pets. This mindless-yet-heartwarming activity (okay, plus a few yoga stretches and essential oils) helped me relax, clear my head, and genuinely appreciate the unconditional love that comes from caring for an animal. 

Whether or not you have a pet at home to keep you company, it’s probably safe to say that cute animals are something everyone on the internet enjoys now and again. And if you’re looking for something warm and cuddly to spend time with, now is a great time to foster a cat or dog from your local shelter. 

So take a deep breath, and scroll on to see 42 sweet photos of celebrities with their adorable pets.

Selena Gomez with dog Winnie

Lana Condor with dog Emmy

Nicole Kidman and dog Julian

Kristen Bell and dog Triscuit

Yara Shahidi with dog Win

Nicole Richie with lizard Speedy

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