Lifestyle Pets Karina Smirnoff's Labor of 'Love' The Dancing with the Stars pro lends a hand to needy pups at the Much Love Animal Rescue. Plus: Kim Kardashian's kissable cutie and more! By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 14, 2009 09:42 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 14 PAWS FOR A CAUSE Andy Fossum/Startraks Dancing With the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff spends her Tuesday afternoon walking pups at the Much Love Animal Rescue in Venice, Calif. The dancer volunteers regularly with the organization, helping to place needy dogs in loving homes. 02 of 14 PUCKER UP Kevin Winter/Wireimage Mwah! Kim Kardashian gets ready to plant one on a fluffy white pup at the 16th Annual Race to Erase MS cocktail reception in Century City, Calif., recently. 03 of 14 DESIGNER DOG PPNY/GSNY/Splash News Online Designer Marc Jacobs stops to play with a pooch after lunch with a friend in New York City on Tuesday. 04 of 14 BRUNCH BUNCH Splash News Online Newlyweds Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt – and a furry companion! – enjoy lunch at Italian eatery Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills on Monday. 05 of 14 PUPPY TALK Brian Flannery/Flynet Naomi Watts holds Yorkie Bob as the two take a break Saturday during a walk through New York City’s Washington Square Park. 06 of 14 RUNNING START Anthony Goodrich/Bauer Griffin Ready, set, go! Matthew McConaughey and pup BJ go for a jog along the beach in Malibu, Calif., on Saturday. 07 of 14 THAT'S A WRAP AVM/MAP/Splash News Online Singer Miley Cyrus leaves a video shoot in Beverly Hills Sunday night with maltipoo Sophie in one hand and flowers – maybe for mom? – in the other. 08 of 14 PEEKING PUP Vila/Anderson/Bauer Griffin Who’s there? Gisele Bundchen’s Yorkie Vida surveys the snappers while the supermodel walks through New York City’s West Village Thursday. 09 of 14 WHITE OUT Kevin Winter/WireImage Actress Amanda Bynes cradles a super-cute pup Friday night at the 16th Annual Race To Erase MS cocktail reception in Century City, Calif. 10 of 14 PLAY DATE Ramey Actress Famke Janssen and boyfriend Cole Frates play Frisbee with their little guy – and another four-legged friend! – during a trip to a New York City dog park on Saturday. 11 of 14 CHASING PAVEMENTS Doug Meszler/Splash News Online Grammy-winning singer Adele and her adorably wrinkly bulldog stay in step while on a walk through New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood Friday. 12 of 14 UNLEASHED Ahmad Elatab-SaleemElatab/Splash News Online Hilary Duff and boyfriend Mike Comrie enjoy a sunny stroll in Toluca Lake, Calif., on Saturday with their new pup. 13 of 14 CAMERA SHY Rodrigo Guerra/Ramey While John Leguizamo stops for a photo, it seems his furry friend doesn’t feel like posing during a walk in sunny New York City on Friday. 14 of 14 CAT WALKER Roger Wong/INF Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima launches the Noir fragrance and body care collection – with the help of black cat Jaws – at the company’s Upper East Side store in New York on Saturday. See more stars and pets here!