People.com Lifestyle Pets Vanessa and Wookie Give Back! Vanessa Minnillo and Wookie promote the spirit of giving. Plus: Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson and other stars with their furry friends 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 March 18, 2009 01:43 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 03 PAWS FOR A CAUSE Albert Michael/Startraks Vanessa Minnillo strikes a pose with her shaggy pup Wookie on Thursday at the Pepsi Holiday House, where they pair helped raise funds for the charity Clothes Off Our Backs. Vanessa is also reportedly mom to three miniature pinschers: Rudy, Little Nicky and Bubba. 02 of 03 RED CARPET ROYALTY Dan Steinberg/AP Marley & Me stars Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson play with their costar Clyde on the red carpet Thursday at the premiere of their film in Westwood, Calif. Though dozens of Labradors were used to make the movie, all were adopted at the end of filming. Want more Marley? Check out our sneak peek here! 03 of 03 PEEK-A-BOO! Splash News Online After lunch with friends Saturday, actress Kerry Washington goes for a stroll with her shorkie Josephine Baker, who’s popping out of her purse! Washington recommended the hypoallergenic breed – a mix between a Shih Tzu and a Yorkie – to President-elect Barack Obama and his family.