Even that tiny dog can’t believe he’s being held by Ryan Lochte. First he gets to wear a teeny shirt and be on TV, and now this! While we’re still waiting to see that alleged Ryan Lochte nude pic (and we will wait for eternity), at least we have these photos of the Olympian cuddling a little pup to tide us over/print out and pin to our vision boards. Ryan stopped by Access Hollywood Live this morning and had the honor of holding rescue pooch Woody. We’re betting they get a huge rush of people wanting to adopt pets…or Olympic gold medalists. You…you can’t do that, can you? Legally? Jeez, alright. We just wanted to ask!
As if the adorable puppy kisses weren’t enough, Ryan seems pretty pleased that he dodged the Prince Harry nude photo scandal earlier this week. “His people came over to my table and said, Hey, Prince Harry wants to meet you,’” Ryan told Matt Lauer on the Today show this morning about meeting the gregarious royal in Vegas. “I was like, ‘Alright, yeah, let’s go meet him.’ So I went over there, met him. I was, like, fully clothed, so was he. He was like, ‘Hey, you want to do somethin’?’ I was like, ‘What?’ He was like, ‘You want to race me in the pool?’ I was like, ‘Alright, let’s go.’ I just took off my shirt, and we jumped in, and we just started racing.” After hanging out with Harry poolside, it’s probably for the best the prince didn’t ask Ryan up for a game of strip billiards. “I’m kinda happy. I don’t need that,” he laughed about dodging a naked bullet. Not with these golden puppy P.R. moments, he doesn’t!
Chris Brown has been on PETA’s bad side as recently as last year for wearing fur; now he’s is in trouble for selling adorable puppies! Aw! Now what could be wrong with some wholesome baby pit bull distribution? According to PETA, everything. Early this week Brown’s mom Joyce Hawkins tweeted “CHRIS BROWN PUPPIES FOR SALE” and a link to CB Breeds, a site featuring some Chris Brown glamor shots. Oh, and seven pit bull puppies for sale for $1,000 a pup. “There is no such thing as a responsible breeder while wonderful dogs are being put down in animal shelters across the country for lack of a good home,” PETA told E! when they found out about Brown’s side gig. “This is a moneymaking scheme, and Brown will count the suckers who fall for it as he counts the money on the way to the bank.” Well, those “suckers” also still get an adorable puppy. Did PETA see that photo on the left up there? We’re pretty sure some people would pay $1,000 for that photo alone.
Chris Brown‘s publicist has since denied the accusation that the singer is “breeding” dogs to sell, insisting he and his family were just placing a litter of puppies born to a family dog in Virginia. “He loves animals, especially dogs,” his rep claims. That’s PETA for you, though: if they’re not electing a new, perpetually nude spokecelebrity, they’re going after celebs for their questionable animal-related decisions. Be glad you’re not a member of the Kardashian family, Chris, or it could be both at the same time!
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What is the internet if not a series of tubes designed to bring you cute photos of miniature animals whenever you need them? Miley Cyrus did her part for the good of the Interweb today by non-stop tweeting photos of her many teeny dogs. “Thank you @peta for all of our toys xo Lila Blue,” Miley gushed along with shot after shot of pets Lila, Floyd and Ziggy. In one puppy post, Miley even swooned, “The best kisses to wake up to are from this boy right here!” So take off your overly tight work shoes, collapse onto your couch, and take a moment to unwind with some little doggie ears and faces. You can thank Miley Cyrus later.
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Breaking news flash: Kittens and puppies are cute! In fact, the Internet was developed as a giant database for adorable images of cats and dogs. Everyone knows that there’s nothing better than looking down into a little furry face. Even celebs know it. Taylor Swift became the latest A-lister to boost her squee-quotient by tweeting a pic of her new “roommate,” a kitty named Meredith. She follows in the footsteps of her friend Selena Gomez, who recently adopted a puppy with her boyfriend, Justin Bieber. And if you think those pets and peeps are cute, check the gallery below for a whole host of hot animal lovers!
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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber still kind of remind us of a pair of puppies — their cuteness makes me want to sneak them into my bag and take everywhere. Put them in a picture with real puppies and I come close to spontaneous combustion. So this morning was the danger zone for me: The young couple stopped by D’Arcy’s Animal Rescue Center in Winnipeg, Canada, last Friday, according to People, and Selena took home a 10-week-old husky mix she’s named Baylor.
The blue-eyed pup brings the actress/singer’s rescue dog count up to six. And the Biebs, who has a papillon named Sammie, made a PSA for PETA last year encouraging adoption over buying dogs from pet shops and breeders.