Famous People and Pit Bulls

Pit bulls are not owned only by gang members and drug dealers and dog fighting rings, which is a common belief. They are owned by everyday people. Even celebrities have pit bulls for pets. There are many famous people that have adopted pit bull type dogs, and have become advocates for the breeds. A few of these celebrities have started their own non-profit organizations to help support the pit bull breeds.

Here is a list of some famous pit bull lovers:

  • Jessica Alba has a beautiful white pit bull named Bowie.
  • A pit bull puppy named Sophie was adopted by Jennifer Aniston.
  • Jessica Biel’s brindle pit bull’s name is Tina.
  • Kaley Cuoco is a pit bull advocate and has adopted 3 pit bulls.
  • Katherine Heigl has a pit bull named Apollo. Katherine and her mother started a non-profit organization to support animal welfare. The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation was founded in 2008.
  • Alicia Silverstone is a long time animal advocate. She adopted a pit bull named The Pig.
  • Jon Stewart has 2 pit bulls named Shamsky and Monkey.
  • Sophia Bush adopted a pit bull puppy named Griffin.
  • Lua is a pit bull mix owned by Tom Brady.
  • Jamie Foxx has 2 pit bulls. He loves the breed so much that he tried to get the Obamas to adopt one.
  • CinnaBun is a pit bull owned by Jesse James.
  • Kevin Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick, have a pit bull named Lily.
  • A pit bull puppy named Driver was adopted by Josh Hutcherson.
  • Fiona Apple had a pit bull, Janet, for over 14 years.
  • Rachael Ray is a pit bull advocate. Sometimes she brings her pit bull, Isaboo, on the show with her.
  • Bernadette Peters wrote children’s books about her pit bull Stella. She wrote Stella Is A Star and Stella and Charlie Friends Forever.
  • Linda Blair started the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation.
  • Wil Wheaton adopted 2 pit bulls named Marlow and Seamus.
  • Cesar Millan‘s pit bull, Daddy, helped other dogs learn proper behaviors. His pit bull, Junior, took over the training when Daddy passed away.
  • Norman Reedus adopted a pit bull mix. He is an animal advocate and ambassador for Cruelity Free International.
  • Judd Nelson has a pit bull named Tallulah Bighead.
  • Channing Tatum rescued his pit bull, Lulu, when she was 7 weeks old.
  • Liam Hemsworth has a rescue pit bull named Tani.
  • Kristen Johnston has a pit bull named Pinky.
  • Ira Glass and his wife adopted a “sweet, cute, smart and even a bit cowardly” pit bull.

This list does not contain all the famous people that are pit bull owners or advocates. Pit bull type dogs can be owned by anybody. From famous foot ball players, talk show hosts, actors, models, radio announcers, to cashiers, nurses, teachers, big or small families. Let’s undo the belief that only ‘bad’ people own pit bulls.


Author: JTowsley

I am a dad of three, two boys and a girl. I have a wonderful wife, Heather. We love animals, especially pit bull type dogs.

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