12 Celebrities and Their Pets

Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Black Cat" was inspired by his own pet cat, Catarina. See more pet pictures.

"Make me the person my dog thinks I am," goes the famous entreaty. And for those living under the constant scrutiny of the public eye, that plea is likely invoked with an extra grain of truth. Dogs -- and for that matter cats, pigs, and the occasional kinkajou -- prove loyal companions to the famous and infamous in a sometimes less-than-friendly world.