August 04, 2014 12:00 PM

Miranda Lambert WITH BELLAMY, CHER, DELTA DAWN, BLACK BETTY, WAYLON & JESSI

The singer loves to hit the road with her pups, who keep her company while she tours the country

“They are all my babies,” says the 30-year-old singer of her six dogs. “I can’t pick a favorite!” Lambert, who has rescued strays since she was a little girl, was inspired to found MuttNation, an organization dedicated to raising funds to help dogs and shelters across America and beyond, after she adopted her first shelter pup, Delilah, eight years ago. “I have a little plaque in my house that says, ‘There is always room for one more dog,'” she shares. So is living with six dogs ever overwhelming? “Sometimes,” she admits, “but it’s also rewarding. They just love you unconditionally and know that you saved them and gave them a better life.”

Ian Somerhalder

WITH MOKE

The heartthrob actor loves snuggling with this fuzzy guy

“I wake up every morning with him on my face,” says the Vampire Diaries star, 35, of his beloved cat, which he rescued in Hawaii in 2004. “He’s Buddha; he reminds me to be chill.” The actor created his IS Foundation to return the favor. “People say, ‘Oh, you’re such a cat guy,’ ” he adds. “But it doesn’t matter whether you slither, slide, swim or fly, I love them all.”

Regina Hall

WITH ZEUS

The actress falls for someone short and handsome: her English bulldog

“I used to look at people in dog parks and think, ‘What is wrong with them?’ ” says the Think Like a Man Too actress. Now she knows. Hall’s English bulldog Zeus is her favorite leading man. “I don’t even call him Zeus, I call him Handsome. And he answers to that, and I’m like, ‘This is a problem,’ ” she says, laughing. “They don’t have tails, so every time he sees me, he wiggles his entire body.” He also inspired Hall, 43, to create a line of green-friendly poop- pickup bags, which will be available next year. “I said to my mom, ‘Can you believe God made him so cute?’ And she said, ‘He’s cute from the neck back.’ Whatever. He’s family!”

TOUGH GUYS & TINY DOGS!

LORDS OF THE CAR HOARDS’

Chuck Palumbo with Ellie

Discovery Channel’s motorcycle man says his fluffy Morkie-poo (Maltese-Yorkie-poodle mix) is his favorite sidekick. “I can sneak her into restaurants by putting her inside my shirt – she likes Subway,” says Palumbo, 43. “It’s like having a little buddy. She’s like a teddy bear.”

PROPERTY BROTHERS’

Jonathan Scott with Stewie & Gracie

HGTV’s rugged renovator, 36, says his Yorkie-Chihuahua duo have livened up his social life. “They’ve snagged me a girl’s number twice.”

Chrissy Teigen

WITH PUDDY, PENNY & PIPPA

The supermodel is happiest hanging with her posse of pups

When model Chrissy Teigen married singer John Legend, he got a package deal. “John didn’t have dogs growing up,” she says. “He doesn’t really have a choice now!” The three pooches keep the couple constantly entertained. “Pippa is the diva, Puddy is the lazy boy, and Penny is a nut,” adds Teigen, 28. “And the snoring and farting get me every time.”

THE DEADLIEST CATCH’S

Sig Hansen with Kita & Kaylee

When the Discovery captain, 48, brought his twin Pomeranians to the shipyard while his boat was being repaired, “all the big guys, the metalworkers wearing these hard hats, they got the biggest laugh out of that ever,” he says.

THE FURRY STARS OF CELEB SELFIES

These pampered Hollywood pets have become social media superstars

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting & Ruby

It was love at first sight for Cuoco-Sweeting and her newly adopted pooch Ruby, whom she found at the West Valley Animal Shelter.

LADY GAGA’S PET COUTURE!

The princess of over-the-top pop passes on her appreciation for the finer things to Asia, her fabulous French bulldog.

Ricky Gervais & Ollie

This kitty gets the award for best Grumpy Cat-inspired #selfie. “She’s fickle,” says Gervais. “She has to bite me to show she’s still a wild animal.”

HOLLYWOOD’S MOST HEROIC DOG!

LASSIE

The iconic collie is still saving the day – by helping kids prepare for emergencies

What’s it like to be Lassie? You get gourmet treats like hot dogs and grilled steak and your very own pet: a rescue cat named Boots. But being a movie and TV legend for 75 years hasn’t made the superstar any less caring. As ambassador for Best Friends Animal Society and Save the Children, Lassie, who is 5 and a direct descendant of the original dog (generations of collies have played the role), visits places such as tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., to help families prepare for disasters. “The kids know her,” says STC vice president Kathy Spangler. “Lassie brings them comfort and makes them feel safe.”

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