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Celebrity pets: Furry friends of the rich and famous

By: Catie Leary on July 17, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
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It's good to be top dog

Even celebrities need a non-human best friend. Here are a few glimpses of the pets of famous (or semi-famous) people.

President Barack Obama runs away from the family dog, Bo, during a break from meetings on the South Lawn of the White House in May 2009. Bo is a Portuguese water dog, a breed that tends to be less allergenic than other breeds — a requirement for daughter Malia Obama, who suffers from allergies. Bo was a gift from the late Sen. Ted Kennedy who was also a fan of the breed.

Editor's note: This gallery has been updated since it was first published.