Among the many perks of being an actor is that sometimes you might get to work with adorable animals. The winning combination of human and beast has led to many a great movie – and some touching friendships. Indeed, these 20 actors all found themselves totally falling in love with the creatures they worked alongside. And in some cases they even adopted their co-star and gave them a forever home!
20. Ed O’Neill
Poor Brigitte the dog started life as a rescue pup. Her adoptive family abandoned her and she was left all alone. Luckily, animal acting agency Good Dog Animals came along – and then so too did TV show Modern Family. Brigitte was given the role of Stella in the series and she also gained a new best friend.
Actor Ed O’Neill adored the little bulldog. “He and Brigitte love each other,” Brigitte’s trainer Guin Dill told People magazine in 2011. “He is very concerned about her all the time and he looks out for her. She’s really Ed’s dog. I couldn’t have asked for a better actor to work with.” Awww.