Celebrity Pets: Country Stars & Their Furry Friends (PHOTOS)
Dierks Bentley admits he shed a tear or two after a Good Samaritan returned his beloved dog, Jake, to him today (Jan. 14). The country star had been up all night looking for his missing pet, who has been his best friend (and frequent tourmate and video co-star) for more than a decade.
Dierks’ devotion to Jake got us thinking about celebrities and their furry friends. Several country music stars are not only proud pet parents but also animal activists. Carrie Underwood is a huge supporter of the Humane Society, frequently promoting pet adoption and developing her own charitable foundation that funds an animal shelter in her Oklahoma hometown. In addition to rescuing more dogs than she can count, Miranda Lambert headlines her own Cause for the Paws event ever year, sending proceeds to no-kill animal shelters. Fellow dog rescuer Kellie Pickler has worked to help homeless and abused animals, among other four-legged charitable efforts.
Flip through photos of country music celebrities and their pets below, followed by a funny video with Carrie and her dog, Ace.