Lifestyle Pets Justin & Selena: Puppy Love! The singers (and lovebirds) have a sweet spot for animals By People Staff Published on June 24, 2011 09:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 07 SAM I AM Micah Smith/starfishLA.com has a Papillon, shelter dog Sam. “We moved to a city where we didn’t know anybody, so I kinda wanted a friend around,” Bieber says. “Sam was kinda like that friend.” 02 of 07 CLOSE TO YOU Albert Michael/Startraks , like her pop star boyfriend, also loves dogs. The actress and singer has five of her own rescue dogs, and spent down time during a 2009 film shoot to help abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico. 03 of 07 HELPING HAND Pacific Coast News When she wasn’t helping to feed the island’s stray dogs, Gomez organized a charity auction to help the needy pups. 04 of 07 LISTEN UP Courtesy Peta The teen sensation is a rescue advocate who has leveraged his fame to speak to his Beliebers about animal adoption. 05 of 07 GIRL'S BEST FRIEND hristopher Ameruoso/Splash News Online One of Gomez’s five dogs is Willie, a Labrador-retriever mix. “He is the most gentle and lovable [dog],” Gomez told PEOPLE Pets. 06 of 07 FLIPPIN' OUT Mavrix Bieber isn’t just a dog dude – he also makes time to cuddle with dolphins. 07 of 07 BACKSTAGE PAWS Dan Steinberg/AP Gomez got close to a furry star, Shep, of Hotel for Dogs during the movie’s 2009 premiere.