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.

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@SelenaGomez

Selena Gomez with dog Winnie

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@EmRata

Emily Ratajkowski with dog Colombo

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@busyphilipps

Busy Philipps with dog Gina Linetti

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@TaylorSwift

Taylor Swift with cat Benjamin

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@AshleyTisdale

Ashley Tisdale with dogs Ziggy and Sushi

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@JenniferAniston

Jennifer Aniston and dog Clyde

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@AshleyBenson

Ashley Benson and dog Olivia

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@CaraDelevingne

Cara Delevingne with dogs Olivia and Walter

Gigi Hadid with cat Cleo

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@ChrissyTeigen

Chrissy Teigen with dog Pablo

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@KateHudson

Kate Hudson with dog Wally

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@Oprah

Oprah with dog Sadie

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@LanaCondor

Lana Condor with dog Emmy

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@OliviaMunn

Olivia Munn with dogs Chance and Frankie

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@MichelleObama

Michelle Obama with dogs Bo and Sunny

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@PortiadeRossi

Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi with dog Kid

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@HilaryDuff

Hilary Duff with dogs Izzy and Momo

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@KatDennings

Kat Dennings and cat Millie

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@KendallJenner

Kendall Jenner and dog Pyro

Reese Witherspoon with dogs Lou and Pepper

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@NicoleKidman

Nicole Kidman and dog Julian

Zoë Kravitz and dog Scout

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@MileyCyrus

Miley Cyrus and dog Bean

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@BergenBags

Candice Bergen and dog Bruce

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@JustinBieber

Justin Bieber and dog Oscar

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@SimoneBiles

Simone Biles with dogs Lilo and Atlas

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@KimKardashian

Kim Kardashian West with dogs Sushi and Soba

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@JessicaChastain

Jessica Chastain with dog Chaplin

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@iiswhoiis

Kesha with cat Carl

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@LucyHale

Lucy Hale and dog Elvis

Kristen Bell and dog Triscuit

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@CaitrionamBalfe

Caitriona Balfe with cat Eddie

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@MarthaStewart48

Martha Stewart with dogs Quin, Peluche, Bette Noir, and Creme Brûlée

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@mingey

Amanda Seyfried and dog Finn

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@nevillejacobs

Gwendoline Christie with Marc Jacobs's dog, Neville

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@justinbieber

Hailey Bieber with cats Sushi and Tuna

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@jvn

Jonathan Van Ness with cats Larry, Liza, Lady G, and Matilda

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@DrewBarrymore

Drew Barrymore with cats Lucky, Peach, and Fern

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@DebbyRyan

Debby Ryan with dog Jim

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@YaraShahidi

Yara Shahidi with dog Win

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@NicoleRichie

Nicole Richie with lizard Speedy

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