We all know pitties often get a bad rap, but many celebrities are stepping out as self-proclaimed Pit Bull lovers who are passionate about their favorite breed. Many have adopted them and become advocates, and some have even started nonprofits to help the breed and end stereotyping. These 15 celebrities are a few of those pit bull-loving stars who we love in return.
#1 – Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel and her Pit Bull, Tina, are two peas in a pod. She even posts every Tuesday about their adventures with the hashtag #TuesdaysWithTina.
#2 – Kaley Cuoco
Owner of three rescued pitties and an adoption advocate.
#3 – Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon loves his pitty, Lilly, whose picture is posted frequently on his Instagram account.
#4 – Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart and his wife, singer Sunny Ozell, have fostered multiple Pitties! After losing one of their senior fosters shortly after taking him in, the couple founded Lenny’s Legacy in his honor. Stewart and Ozell are very vocal about rescue, dog fighting, and breed-specific legislation.
#5 – Katherine Heigl
The actress has a non-profit animal welfare organization she started with her mom and also has a rescued pitty, Apollo.
#6 – Alicia Silverstone
Included in her trio of rescued pups is her pitty, Butterfly, (nicknamed “the Pig”) whom Silverstone says sleeps on top of her husband’s at night. She is advocate against pit bull stereotypes. You can read about them on her website, The Kind Life.
#7 – Sophia Bush
Bush has adopted three pitties, Griffin, Patch, and Penny. She is also an adoption advocate.
#8 – Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray lost her dear Pittie Isaboo not long ago but adopted another dog named Bella Boo Blue in her honor soon after. She also speaks out about breed stereotyping frequently.
#9 – Jesse James
He hired a pet detective when one of his pups, a rescued pitty named “CinnaBun” went missing. His gang of dogs, which includes two rescued pitties, now have their very own Instagram account.
#10 – Tom Brady and Gisele
NFL player Tom Brady and supermodel wife Gisele have a pitty mix named Lua, who even starred in an UGG Australia commercial with Brady.
#11 – Bernadette Peters
This actress is all about the pups! She is the Broadway Barks co-founder and even wrote a children’s book about her beloved pit bull, Stella.
#12 – Wil Wheaton
Wil Wheaton has two adopted pitties name Seamus and Marlowe.