Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Pit Bull Lovers

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We know that Rachael Ray and Betty White are pit bull lovers, but here are 10 more celebrities you might not have known regularly snuggle up with pibbles.

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1.  Norman Reedus might kill zombies as Daryl on The Walking Dead, but he’d never hurt a dog!  He was trying to convince producers of the show to let his character have a dog, but they knew everyone would pay more attention to his companion.  And if the dog were to die?  People would lose their minds.

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2.  Kaley Cuoco calls pit bulls “the greatest dogs in the world,” and has three rescues to prove it!  She supports a number of pit bull advocacy groups and even had the groom’s cake for tennis pro hubby Ryan Sweeting designed as a giant tennis ball with their pups, Loretta, Norm, and Shirley.

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3.  Torrey Smith is a wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens, and when he’s not on the field, he’s spending time with his dogs.   Prince and Mama were both adopted from the Baltimore Animal Care and Rescue Shelter, which is just a football’s throw the stadium where he plays.  He recently took part in the “Show Your Soft Side” campaign, which was launched to help show people that hurting animals doesn’t make them look hard.

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4.  Lake Bell, known from Children’s Hospital, Boston Legal, and No Strings Attached, loves her dogs Texas and Margaret so much that she made them “dogs of honor” at her wedding with artist Scott Campbell.  She grew up with Dachshunds, but became a pit bull lover and foster fail with the crop-eared, overbred rescue dog, Margaret.

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5.  Danny Trejo – good with machetes and pit bulls.  Not much scares him, and these dogs certainly don’t.  One time he and his wife were driving down a street when they noticed ahead of them was a pit bull in the opened tailgate of a truck.  The drivers were swerving to injure the dog for fun, and the couple made the men pull over – right in the parking lot of animal control.  Trejo has a pit bull himself, and will not tolerate animal abuse.

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6.  Jennifer Aniston adopted a pit bull puppy last year from the Best Friends Animal Society, who fought to keep Michael Vick’s surviving dogs from being euthanized.  She named her Sophie, because it felt like the situation in Sophie’s Choice to choose one and leave so many behind.

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7.  Kevin Bacon spends a lot of time with his girl, Lilly.  So much, in fact, the two even have a synchronized dive that would put Olympians to shame!  Sadly, the video featuring the “tandem canine-human diving event” that had been posted online is no longer available, so we’ll have to settle for a photo of a goofy hug instead.

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8.  Josh Hutcherson of The Hunger Games decided that he wanted to adopt a puppy – not just any kind of dog, but the most “beautiful” breed there is – a pit bull.

“He was actually going to be euthanized the day after I got him,” he said of Driver.  “So it was kind of perfect timing how it worked out. There are so many dogs, so many puppy mills and you go to these shelters and you see these beautiful, great dogs that are about to be put down for no reason. And then people buy new dogs and it doesn’t make sense.”

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9.  Tom Brady looks tough on the field, but he’s a big softie when it comes to his pit bull.  While out for a stroll, Lua hurt her paws on the salt and ice, so Brady scooped her up and put her in the stroller, and let his boot-wearing son walk.

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10.  Jessica Biel’s not shy about sharing her love for pit bull Tina.  She even features her dog in an ongoing series on Twitter at #TuesdayswithTina.  She affectionately refers to her pup as a “55-pound blanket.”

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  1. I wish all of these celebrities Pit Bull lovers would take a trip to the Animal shelters in California and see how many Pittie and bully breed line the kennels. If they would combine there resources and build a sanctuary or a some more real”NO KILL” animal shelters sooo many beautiful adoptable dogs will have a chance to live. Somebody has got to stop the mass killings happening at this shelters.

    • Pitties are or were the flavor of the month, year . People saw big money signs & over bred like the Goldens were years ago. Its very sad & what breed will be the flavor of the year.?? which will be over bred & will end up having lots of problems or sold to people who never own a animal.
      A few breed for the love of the animal but most just see $$ signs..Puppy mills come to mmind

  2. First someone needs to stop the senseless breeding of pits by people who only want the money and don’t care where or who these poor dogs end up

  3. My sister had a pitt bull from when he was a baby, and he was so good. In fact, my neighbor had a small Yorkie and the pitt bull would run away anytime he saw the other dog.. Especially when the Yorkie barked. Loved that dog to death. Would sit on the floor to pet him and he’d come kiss me then nibble at my ear lobes. Got chills from that. His name was Taz. He was feed to MacDonalds, and suffered from congestive heart failure and had to be put down. ATTENTION: Do not give your dogs Mac Donalds food at all. It poisons them.

      • Of course you can feed dogs “people food!” What do you think they ate for thousands of years before garbage kibble came along in the 1800s? In general, dogs can eat anything we eat – as long as we aren’t stuffing our faces with poison like McDonald’s. Most commercially produced dog food is absolute rot – it actually has the same nutritional value as a leather boot, and stuff like Beneful has been reported by many owners to have badly sickened or killed their dogs.

        And yes, many dogs can even have chocolate. Dark chocolate is off limits, but milk chocolate is not nearly as concentrated. I’ve had big dogs my whole life and they’ve all had small amounts of chocolate cupcakes, ice cream, etc., with no bad reactions. We’ve always given our dogs table scraps, and because they’re fed well, they never dig in the trash – they don’t feel deprived. You want a dog who lives a long, happy and healthy life? Feed them chicken, steak, fish, sweet potatoes, red potatoes, carrots, peas, squash, oatmeal…

        • well when those companies fill the dog food with stuff like propylene glycol (antifreeze like your car uses) it’s no wonder it kills.
          gotta look at the ingredients. too bad so many people look at the price tag and grab the brand that shouldn’t be fed to anything.

        • My dog was given people food by my neighbor and friends, He almost DIED from it!!! he had pancreatitis from the people food. his pancreatic levels were at 10000 when the normal range is 1500. People food is not good for dogs!! The vet said I just got him in in time, he had to be given iv fluids for a week and special food. This was 5 years ago, to this day he HAS to be given special food because of PEOPLE FOOD. And the veterinarians that tell you it’s ok to give it to them are the one’s that know you won’t listen to them any way. And fast food isn’t good for human consumption, it leads to heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.

          • I agree!! Many dogs do suffer from pancreatitis due to the fat in the foods they are fed. Other ingredients in people food are not tolerated are sugars, grains, dairy, etch.. dogs are carnivores and can’t digest many foods people give them. Study and research prior to giving g any sort of. p
            eople foods.

        • If it wasn’t for my homemade food recipes from a fabulous Vet practice in Vancouver BC my 2 dogs would not have made it due to allergies. My 3 dogs out of 5 have been rescues and they are all pure breeds except for one thus they all had problems. They are fine now all because of proper diet!
          There are so many that are filled with such ignorance and I know as I managed a Vet’s animal hospital for quite some time and have seen how they work their patients humans over anything from extra treatment not needed to promoting dog foods that they wouldn’t even feed their own dogs with, and please do not say, “but my Vet is different” Ya right that’s what they want you to think, and frankly you do!! The Vets I was talking about who indorsed homemade dog food recipes did not have one brand of dog kibble or food in their practice for good reason, they knew the truth of kibble and shared it with their cliental. Those who don’t care or are ignorant play the game of buying garbage kibble promoted by greedy Vets have risk of losing their beloved pets far sooner than those who invest in a proper diet for their dogs, meaning human food. When you feed your animal/s properly you will see such a wonderful change in their teeth, coat, disposition, say good-bye to allergies, happy, healthy and energetic not obese, you can finally feel great about how you are obtaining good health for you animals without relying on kibble filled with chemical and garbage which every brand is, some worse than others.
          Diets vary and if your dog has signs of Pancreatitis, then naturally you must adjust the dog’s diet so it is low or non-fat without grains with only certain vegetables which are given to your animal in small portions several times a day. Naturally you want their levels checked by a Vet but make sure it’s a Vet that will endorse homemade dog food recipes that have been approved as the regular Vet gets major kick-backs from endorsing “medical” type foods from various dog food companies or manufactures, remember most of the time Vets will do what it takes to make that extra money and most of them do. If your animal gets sick again they know you’ll be bringing it back to them, it’s a huge vicious circle. There is several vet approved recipes out there that are obtainable without any problems so PLEASE do your due-diligence before pointing fingers.
          I have worked in the medical field for years and have devoted my time with animal rescue and helping to educate people on the wealth of goodness and proper nutrition there is in making homemade dog foods, and it’s far less expensive in the long run. I do not endorse “greasy table scraps of any kind or chocolate and foods that dogs or cats cannot eat, but only good healthy, clean human food I truly endorse!

      • That’s what my pit eats.. I make his food everywhere of chicken sweet potatoes green beans eggs etc.. Kibble is worthless..


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