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Celebrity pets: Furry friends of the rich and famous

Oct. 21, 2011, 8:39 a.m.
Paris Hilton cuddles a small fluffy dog as she heads out shopping in Beverly Hills, Calif. with Kathy Griffin.

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Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton cuddles a small fluffy dog as she heads out to shop in Beverly Hills, Calif. The famous heiress and businesswoman is well-known for her affinity for small dogs, and she owns a grand total of 17 tiny canines. Her beloved Tinkerbell, a chihuahua, made headlines in 2004 when she went missing and sparked a nationwide dog-hunt. A $5,000 reward was offered and Tinkerbell was eventually found a week later. Tinkerbell has written a memoir called "The Tinkerbell Hilton Diaries: My Life Tailing Paris Hilton" and a toy manufacturer has sold plush replicas of the pampered pup.

While Paris is a fan of tiny dogs, her discomfort for animals of a larger variety (cows, goats, etc.) were on full display when she worked on a farm in "The Simple Life" reality show. We've been told no animals were harmed during filming of the show.