The Most Eligible Dogs of 2011 are now nominated and ready to be voted on. For several years now, Animal Fair Media, founded by pet lifestyle expert and author Wendy Diamond, has had its readers vote on the most eligible pets of the year, and will do so again this year. The nominees are selected from the pets of celebrities in the entertainment, sports, and political areas due to their frequent publicity. Here from their website, AnimalFair.com, are nominees for The Most Eligible Dogs of 2011:
Meet Justin Bieber’s Biggest Fan – Sam!
Sam skyrocketed to instant fame the day teenage heartthrob and singer Justin Bieber singled him out and adopted him from a shelter. Maybe Sam was the muse behind Justin’s hit song; Pick Me! Justin seems to be inspired by rescuing his furry best friend, and is increasingly vocal about the importance of adopting animals from local shelters….
Sandra Bullock And Her Three Pets Are Incredibly Close
Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock is the true American girl next door, a hardworking Hollywood actress, and a genuine animal lover. Sandra is ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ when it comes to her adopted pets! Her three-legged pooch, Poppy, a Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix was rescued from a Long Beach Rescue in 2006. When a woman heard she adopted a handicapped dog, she phoned Bullock and said she had a two-legged Chihuahua mix that also needed a home. Bullock touted, “Any dog that is missing something is welcome in our house,” and agreed to rescue Ruby. She describes Ruby as a “little dinosaur, a Velociraptor,” because she walks on her hind legs. Bullock is equally the proud pet-parent of Kernie, a Lab….
Chelsea Handler Gets A Handle On Chunk
E! comedy queen and best-selling author Chelsea Handler is known for many things: her comedy, charisma, Playboy spread and no-nonsense humor is reminiscent of a Brit’s dry wit. Chelsea is starring in the brand new NBC sitcom titled; Are You There, Chelsea? airing in January, based on her memoir Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea. Handler can add Most Eligible pet parent to the list thanks to her rescued canine, Chunk. Chunk was chosen as one of this year’s most eligible pets because of his amazing rescue story, demonstrating Chelsea’s true kindness, despite her sometimes-biting tongue….
The International Portuguese Water Dog Decision Maker
The world-renown Portuguese Water Dog and President Obama’s best friend, Bo Obama makes the list! Bo was a gift to the Obama family from the Kennedy’s after months of searching for the right hypoallergenic breed, a requirement due to first daughter, Malia’s allergies. What an eligible life Bo has; he’s the first dog, issued a White House baseball card (available by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the White House), wrote for the New York Times (with Ben Greenman’s help), has access to the oval office, and even high-fived Oprah!….
Oprah’s Two Furry Priceless Gifts
Everything Oprah touches turns to gold. But when she adopts puppies, it’s priceless, and they become most eligible pets. On her 56th birthday Oprah gifted herself (and let’s face it – the dogs too!) by adopting two 14-week-old Springer Spaniel puppies! These pups are uniquely eligible as they were adopted from PAWS, a no-kill shelter in the Chicago area. Oprah said about adopting, “In these tough times, what was so heartbreaking over at PAWS is that many people are forced to give up their dogs. If you can take care of your dog, have a home and room to spare, consider adopting from a shelter.”….
Taylor Swift Sings About Bug & Meredith
It seems like nothing can stop country sweetheart singer and actress Taylor Swift’s supernova rise to fame! But behind every strong woman there’s an eligible pet (or two). In Taylor’s case, it’s her Miniature Pincher; Bug and her newly adopted Scottish Fold; Merdith. Taylor’s protector Bug is Fearless and knows how to Speak Now. Taylor commented “he’s like an attack dog, only smaller,” but when you’re Billboard’s Woman of The Year, you might need some protection. Taylor’s long list of accolades is truly impressive!….
Other nominees for 2011 are
John Hamm’s German Shepherd mix, Cora;
Jane Lynch’s Wheaten Terrier – Georgie, Lhasa Apso – Olivia, and two cats;
Animal Fair’s own Lucky Diamond, a rescue Maltese.
Lucky Diamond was recently recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most photographed pet with celebrities of all time!
Winners in past years include Miley Cyrus, Felicity Huffman, Glenn Close and Perez Hilton’s animal sidekicks.
Read more here for the complete story on each of The Most Eligible Dogs of 2011.