03/13/2014 10:16 am ET Updated May 13, 2014

Celebrities and Their Top Dogs

Chances are that you don't know Penny by name. But you may recognize her from a Saturday Night Live appearance with Justin Timberlake. You may have seen Penny on the Today show or on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon or on The Late Show With David Letterman or on Good Morning America or on the TV series Rescue Me or in several movies. Penny has even been spotted on the front row in Donna Karan's fashion show. She's met the Jonas Brothers and the Obamas.

It's not a bad life for a Pomeranian-Maltese, whose mamma is Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon. The actress loves taking Penny (and her furry sibling, Rigby) everywhere. The pups are so adored that Sarandon made a scrapbook of the dogs photographed around the globe with famous people. Penny (her full name is "Penny Lane") even has a Twitter account, @mspennypuppy. And she'll tweet things like "Friendly cat gives dog a massage. Now that's what I'm talkin about."

But Sarandon isn't alone. Loads of celebrities are smitten by their four-legged family members. Look at these celebrities and their animal passion.

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