12 Prominent LGBTQ Community Members Who Are Doing Great Things To Help Dogs

12 Prominent LGBTQ Community Members Who Are Doing Great Things To Help Dogs

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To celebrate Pride Week, here’s a list of well-known LGBTQ folks who are helping dogs. From rescue to awareness, donations to education, these pawesome humans are doing great things for pups!

1. Anderson Cooper

Mr. Cooper (Scooper? Sorry.) hosted a special on 60 Minutes to decode whether your dog really loves you.


2. Wanda Sykes

The comic has worked with Peta to campaign against the chaining of dogs outside.


3. Ruby Rose

The Orange is the New Black castmember recently shared an Instagram snap of this pup who’s looking for a new home.

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4. Alan Cumming

The Broadway and film star is the pup-obsessed pop to several rescue dogs, and a passionate spokesperson for adoption.

5. Janet Mock

The author, advocate, and television host’s Cockapoo Cleo has her own Twitter account.

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6. George Takei

The beloved Star Trek star-turned-hilarious-Facebook-personality loves dogs and uses his wide audience to post heartwarming stories about pups.


7. Zachary Quinto

He played Mr. Spock (See what I did there?) and has two rescue terrier mixes. The actor regularly donates to the Humane Society

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8. Frank Ocean

The singer’s Bernese Mountain Dog, Everest, was listed as “Executive Producer” on Ocean’s debut album Channel Orange.


9. Jane Lynch

The self-described crazy dog lady has a handful of rescue dogs and has helped track down lost pets. Plus, she’s hosted adopt-a-thons on national television.

10. Johnny Weir

The Olympic skater identifies as “Chinsane” for his beloved Japanese Chin.

A photo posted by JOHNNY WEIR (@johnnygweir) on

11. Anna Paquin

The actress has rescued several dogs and hosted adoption events.


12. Ellen Degeneres

Every other post on Ellen’s Instagram is of a dog and baby. Or dog, or baby. The talk show host has donated to Downtown Dog Rescue and the Humane Society.

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