Celebrity Interviews

Perez says

When he’s not trashing celebrities, animal lover Perez Hilton dotes over his adorable dog Teddy.

By Janice Brown

Love him or hate him, the self-described “Queen of All Media,” Perez Hilton, has a soft spot for animals. Not only does he post animal stories regularly on his celebrity-driven blog (PerezHilton.com), but he’s also passionate about spay/neutering and proud pet parent to his adorable Goldendoodle Teddy. We spoke with Hilton about his passion for pets, life with Teddy and celebrity dog feuds.

So Teddy’s your first pet?
Yeah. First, and definitely not my last, although I’ve got to wait until I move so that I have more space for dogs.

Does he travel with you?
He doesn’t. I’m rarely away from home, first of all, and second of all I just don’t like to break up from his routine. He’s a spoiled dog.

Does Teddy have any celebrity pet friends that he hangs out with?
Not really, no. He just has the pet friends around the apartment building.

Anybody he’s having a celebrity feud with?
Probably Misha Barton’s dog.

Do you cut celebrities some slack if you know they have pets or doesn’t it matter?
Not really. I don’t cut ‘em any slack.

What are some of the ways that you are out there helping the animals?
I regularly post organizations, charities, and things I think my readers should be more aware of and I’d say probably two of the most recurring themes for me are children and animals. I love animals. Now that I have Teddy, I couldn’t imagine my life without him. There are a lot of different organizations out there that are helping animals, not just pets.

I saw the post about the fireman that gave a cat mouth-to-mouth.
That got a lot of attention and ended up being one of my top 10 most read stories of the day.

We read in a recent interview that your favorite pet trend is neutering. Let’s talk about that.
I just think it’s important for many reasons. You don’t want to have all these dogs just breeding like crazy. Also my veterinarian told me that … if you neuter your dog, they live longer. They’re healthier.

Does Teddy have any celebrity ambitions?
He doesn’t need to be a movie star. He’s already famous; people love Teddy. He’s made a cameo in almost every video that I make.

Does he get more attention than you when you go out?
Definitely. People love him. He gets more gifts than I do for sure.

So if you’re the queen of all media, then what’s Teddy? Does he have a title?
He is the leading lady.

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