Priya Dutt, a major dog lover, is also a believer in adoption and rescue of animals. She is seen here with a husky at a pet carnival in Mumbai
For Anushka Sharma, the first 'Dude' in her life was her Labrador retriever. The pooch features in a lot of the actress' social media posts
Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Member of Parliament Poonam Mahajan is a self-confessed dog lover. She is seen here with her two kids and her Labrador retriever, Biscuit. Another photo of the BJP leader on her Instagram post showed her playing with shitszu Simba and captioned it as "weekend stress buster"
Virat Kohli's bond with dogs remains unbreakable. He is seen here with his beagle, Bruno, working out at the gym. His first pet was a white Pomeranian and then he had a Golden Labrador Retriever named Rico
Sussanne Khan's extremely precious bundle of joy, is her tiny beagle, Paris. The pup is also her sons', Hrehaan and Hredhaan, best friend
When it comes to speaking for the silent, Smita Thackeray sets a fine example. Thackeray who is a big dog lover, even organised a dog carnival to promote adoption. The event Glam Dogs organised by Smita Thackeray along with Mukti Foundation was to encourage love for animals
When it comes to Priyanka Chopra's love, her pet pooch Diana takes up a lot of her heart's space. The actress has even made a separate Instagram account for the little star, with the handle 'diaries of Diana'
Rohit Sharma and his wife Ritika have a special place for their pet beagle. Sharma has even organised and promoted animal adoption campaigns
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's love for his dogs is truly amazing. The actor has multiple furry friends; Mowgli a Labrador Retriever, Saint a St. Bernard & mastiffs Myjaan and Myson. When his pet dogs - Myson and Myjaan died in 2009, Khan constructed a memorial for his dogs near Galaxy Apartments, on the traffic Island near Mehboob studio. His dog Mylove passed away in 2018
Sonakshi Sinha's love for her pug Kuro, can be easily measured by her winning Instagram post with the caption, "Kuro's 900k selfie-and me photobombing. Love is when your dog smells terrible but you still wanna hug him." [sic] Sonakshi Sinha had a pet dog named Nancy for 14 years. In 2018, her another pet dog made his way in one of her Instagram photos
Shanouk, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's pet Piraana Dane, meant a lot for the actor. The four-legged furball passed away in 2013 after a brief bout of illness
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a special bond with his dogs. He and his wife Sakshi, are proud pet parents to Zoya, Sam and Sultan - their canine pets
Actress Koena Mitra is here surrounded by her furry friends. She apparently has eight pets in all. The names of her dogs are Cookie, Jiggy, Sushi, Missy, Bella, Fluffy, Jerry and Dude
When it comes to animals, Randeep Hooda has a heart of gold. he is seen here with his pet dog Candy, and his horse Johny Walker. His love for horses is very well-known and he is a great horse-rider as well
Badminton player Saina Nehwal absolutely adores her dog Chopsey. Nehwal often puts up videos of Chopsey with her parents, at their home in Hyderabad
Imran Khan had a strong bond with his loveable lab, Tony. The pooch, unfortunately, passed away in 2011 due to food poisoning
Animal lover Gul Panag pet dog had a pet dog named Milo and Vegas. After Milo passed away, Gina came in to be Vegas's companion. Vegas is eight and Gina is six. Both are female beagles.
Pooja Bhatt has a number of adorable pets that frequently feature on her social media handles
Karan Johar's French Bulldog, Nobu, was launched on social media by good friend, Alia Bhatt. Nobu, is an inseparable part of the Johar family
Congress leader Manish Tewari' pet pooch, Onyx was truly special for the leader. The adorable pooch passed away after the illness
Rahul Gandhi's pet dog Pidi made a remarkable entrance into the world of social media. His tweet went viral, with Pidi capturing the attention of not just thousands of followers, but also Rahul's political opponents. After 2019 Lok Sabha defeat, a picture of Rahul Gandhi driving out of his house in 12, Tughlak Lane, New Delhi in his car with his pet dog Pidi on the backseat went viral. Pidi's reaction was quite adorable
On International Dog's Day, here are some famous Indian celebrities from the political, entertainment and sports world and their adorable furry friends which exemplify why pets are so close to humans
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