Who wouldn’t want to wake up to cuddles from a furry friend, a smile on their face, and unconditional love? These adorable munchkins have never failed to bring joy, love, and excitement into our lives. We all need pets to feel happy and loved, whether they are dogs, kittens, bunnies, or guinea pigs. Animals not only make our life better by giving us a purpose and adding so much cuteness, but they also make us emotionally healthy, which is why some of our B-town celebrities love them.
Pets are very important to Bollywood celebrities. They make certain we are aware of this. There’s no end to the amount of affection they show for their adorable pets. From taking them on vacations to daily Instagram posts to many photoshoots with them, the celebs are always celebrating their love for their pets.
Several Bollywood stars and animal enthusiasts, like John Abraham, Alia Bhatt, and Priyanka Chopra, have created Instagram profiles for their pets, who receive the same level of fame and attention as their “parents”.
Take a look at Bollywood celebs who adore their pets and make it a point to share their photos.
Okie and Cleo are the names of two German Shepherds owned by Akshay Kumar. Okie, the much-loved dog, lived till he was 14 years old and then sadly passed away. Aarav, his son, was very close to Okie.
When Anushka Sharma released a video of herself singing in front of her pet Labrador, Dude Sharma, the actress became an Internet phenomenon. Sharma invited her followers to experience a ‘PAWsitive’ festival during Diwali 2018, in addition to sharing videos and photos of Dude on Instagram. Virat Kohli, her spouse, is also a dog lover and frequently shares photos with him. Bruno, one of Anushka and Virat’s pet dogs, died last year. Throughout the lockdown, the actress uploaded numerous photos of herself and her pet dog. Anushka Sharma’s husband, Virat Kohli, recently opened two animal shelters in Mumbai, thanking Anushka for inspiring him.
According to Jacqueline Fernandez’s Instagram posts, she is a huge animal lover. Jacqueline adores her Persian kitty, Miu Miu, in addition to the dogs, fish, and cats she owns at home in Sri Lanka. In their cute photos, the two appear to be inseparable.
Sidharth Malhotra has a strong affinity for animals. He has a strong bond with his beloved dog Boxer, which he refers to as his best buddy. Sidharth not only posts images of Boxer on social media, but the two have also promoted a film and shot many animals welfare campaigns.
Shraddha enjoys spending time with her Lhasa Apso breed puppy Shyloh. Shyloh, she says, is a stress reliever for her. Shraddha and Shyloh are often seen hugging on the actor’s Instagram feed. She makes it a point to walk her dog at least twice a week.
Salman Khan has three dogs: Mowgli the Labrador Retriever, Mylove the Neapolitan Mastiff, and Veer the French Mastiff. The actor also owned two French Mastiffs named Myson and Myjaan, who died in 2009. On his social media accounts, Salman frequently posts photographs of his pets napping. While he has dogs at home, he also has horses that he looks after at his Panvel farmhouse.
Alia Bhatt adores cats. The actress continues to express her affection for her two cats by posting photographs of them on Instagram. She already had a cat named Edward, and she and her sister Shaheen brought home another one last year. Juniper was her given name. previously Alia had another cat Sheeba, who passed away. Alia’s boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor, on the other hand, has two dogs, and she enjoys spending time with them as well.
Disha Patani is a huge animal lover. She has four pets and frequently posts images of them on social media. Bella, Jasmine, Goku, and Keety are their names. The actress also has an Instagram account dedicated to pictures of her children and they have 21.1k followers! Disha Patani’s images with her pets usually make the internet go crazy.
Kriti Sanon has a Bichon Frise named Disco, which she shares with her sister Nupur. The actress is constantly posting videos of the small furry creature on social media. Phoebe, a Labradoodle, was also adopted by the sisters.
Sia and Bailey, the two furry children of Bollywood star John Abraham. The two have a combined fan base of over 15.1K on Instagram under the handle “abraham_bailey.” Hi, I’m Bailey and this is my baby girl Sia! I was adopted by my awesome parents and we all live together”. There are currently 141 posts on their profile.
Raveena Tandon-Thadani’s adorable Pomeranian has the Instagram handle ‘livinitupwithlucifer.’ The actress has created a profile on the photo-sharing website to share details about her puppy’s existence with the public. On the social media website, Lucifer has a fan base of over 1K people.
Priyanka Chopra’s style statements never cease to astonish her fans, and her companion dog Diana accompanies her like a beauty queen. The chihuahua is a diva in her own right, with an Instagram account. Priyanka and Nick also have two more dogs, Gino and Panda, who they welcomed into their family last year.
The Kaabil actor pets a Golden Retriever named Zane. Hrithik, in an Instagram post, had once shared that Zane is his hug buddy.
When Sonakshi Sinha first adopted a pet, she shared a sweet Instagram image with her social media family. Bronze was her dog’s name, and she was overjoyed to have him. Sonakshi posted a series of photos of Bronze posing for the camera. Sonakshi already had a cute furry friend named Bronze, but she recently introduced her followers to a new pet. Sonakshi Sinha introduced her fans to Gabru, another companion dog, in early February 2019. On Valentine’s Day, the star was overjoyed to receive a new pet and even referred to it as her baby.
Sophie Choudry, an actress and singer, has a Shih Tzu named Tia, whose Instagram handle is tia_thetzu. Tia has 1,893 followers on Instagram. “I am a super cute Shih Tzu puppy living in Mumbai with my darling mummy @SophieChoudry & granny Yasmin” she says in her description.
Many other celebrities like Tara Sutaria, Sonali Bendre, Athiya Shetty, Mouni Roy, Fatima Sana Shaik, Soha Ali Khan and many others also have some adorable furry friends who they are really fond of.
Celebs stand up against abandoning of pets
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, many celebs advocated that pets do not spread the Coronavirus and asked people to not abandon pets. These celebs included Hrithik Roshan, John Abraham, Preity Zinta, Raveena Tandon, Twinkle Khanna, Mouni Roy, Kriti Sanon, Sonali Bendre, Arjun Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Disha Patani, Kriti Kharbanda and some more celebs.
Our furry buds are the best stress busters anyone needs, even if you are allergic to them. But one must always make sure to treat these babies as family and not any animal, and many of our celebs just like others have also showed concerns towards animal cruelty. Love them, pamper them because they are the best thing that could happen to a human!