Celebrity pets are proving to be an important part of family life, and during lockdown they’ve been getting more attention than ever, with us all spending more time at home.
You can help your pet live longer - from soothing a stressed pet to spoiling them with snuggles and gifts. And we’re not the only ones giving our furry friends the all-star treatment. An increasing number of celebrities have been sharing snaps of their furry friends on social media and we've all been searching them to help put a smile on our faces.
But who has the most popular pet?
1. Taylor Swift’s Cats - (979,200 searches)
Taking the number one spot was Taylor Swift, with over 979,200 people searching for her three cats, Dr. Meredith Grey, Olivia Benson and Benjamin Button, over the past 12 months. Taylor regularly shares photos of her feline friends on her Instagram, with them even accompanying her to work. She actually met Benjamin Button, her most recent cat, while filming the music video for her single “ME!”.
2. Kylie Jenner’s Dogs - (206,520)
Kylie Jenner takes second place, with over 206,520 annual searches for her growing number of pets. Kylie currently has five Italian Greyhounds – Norman, Bambi, Ross, Harley and Sophia – as well as Bruce the bunny and Wesley, a Chihuahua-Dachshund mix. She’s even rumoured to own a flock of chickens!
3. Ariana Grande’s Dogs(and pig!) - 143,880
With an even more impressive brood of furry friends, Ariana Grande has nine dogs - Coco, Toulouse, Cinnamon, Strauss, Lafayette, Pignoli, Myron, Snape and Lily – as well as a micro pig called Piggy Smallz!
4. Paris Hilton’s Dogs - (79,680)
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Paris Hilton’s dogs live a life of luxury, with their own two-story Spanish-style villa, spanning over 300 square feet. The rather upscale doghouse has its own staircase, chandelier and even a balcony, and reported cost a whopping $325,000!
5. Kendall Jenner’s Dogs - (72,000)
Kendall Jenner is often pictured with her two Doberman Pinchers, Pyro and Six, and often talks about their model good looks! Fans seem to agree, with 72,000 of them searching for pictures of the photogenic pups in the past 12 months.
6. Katy Perry’s Dog - (53,640)
Katy Perry’s Teacup Poodle, Nugget, is no stranger to the spotlight, having joined Katy on her worldwide tour and even making a cameo appearance on American Idol! Sadly fiancé Orlando Bloom's dog Mighty passed away seven days after he went missing during lockdown and the star got a new tattoo tribute in his memory.
7. Henry Cavill’s Dog - (50,160)
The first male celebrity to break the top 10, Henry Cavill loves sharing behind the scenes photos of him and Kal, his American Akita, on his Instagram. Named after his Superman character, Kal-El, Kal is another Hollywood pup who loves to keep his owner company at work, most recent joining Henry on the set of Netflix series, The Witcher.
8. Ricky Gervais’ Cat - (41,760)
Fans were left heartbroken earlier this year, when Ricky Gervais’ beloved cat Ollie passed away. However, Ricky recently found a new furry friend, when he decided to keep his foster cat, Pickle, for good.
9. Billie Eilish’s Dog - (40,080)
Billie Eilish is another celebrity who initially decided to foster a pet during lockdown, before falling in love and deciding to keep her Pitbull pup for good.
10. Tom Hardy’s Dog - (38,400)
Despite playing a wide range of tough guys on the big screen, Tom Hardy is a bit of a softie in everyday life, especially when it comes to his love for dogs, even working as an Ambassador for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Blue, his French Bulldog, is often seen joining him on movie sets, even getting his own ID badge!
Matalan carried out the research and also discovered the Top 10 celebrity pets with the biggest Instagram following. View here for more cute animal snaps.