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Pets gone country

More than just cowboy boots and big hair, many country music stars are known for having Texas-sized hearts with a soft spot for four-legged sidekicks. Some love their pets so much, they’ve become activists for the cause.

From launching pet-focused foundations to rescuing a handful of pets in need, some of the biggest names in country music are putting their honky-tonk powers toward providing a voice for the sweet animals that bring us such joy and love. Even if you’ve never been to the sticks, these animal-loving celebs and their charitable efforts will have you going country in no time.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood
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Proud mom of two rescue pups, Ace and Penny, Carrie Underwood urges pet parents to adopt. The American Idol season 4 winner grew up with a heart for rescuing pets, and her road to success continues to keep her focused on her efforts to help animals in need. Her involvement with the Human Society of the United States brought forth hundreds of thousands of dollars in monetary donations from Underwood, while her role as the official spokes person for Pedigree’s adoption drive helped create adoption awareness nationwide. The vegetarian beauty does it all in the name of her fur-babies, with the hopes of helping all animals in need.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift
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Serial dater Taylor Swift proclaims true love to her one and only — her cute and cuddly cat, Meredith. The singer has made her loving pet among the most famous cats to-date. Complete with a personal Twitter account that lets fans get full insight to Meredith’s fun-loving life on the road with her superstar mom, this lucky kitty seems to have it made. When it comes to needing a shoulder to lean on, Swift is the lucky one. The Twitter-loving country star openly shares her gratitude for a friendship-like, unbreakable bond shared with her sweet feline sidekick.

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert
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Lucky is the dog that crosses Miranda Lambert’s path. She may be the bad girl of country music, but you won't see her give the boot to any loving pet in need. Recently making headlines for rescuing a pup found left behind on the highway, Lambert proves no animals will be left behind on her watch. Pet parent to six loving pups (Cher, Loretta, Jessi, Waylon, Delta and Delilah), when it comes to animals, this country star means business. As the founder of MuttNation, Lambert continually focuses her efforts to raise funds to help provide a better life for animals across the nation.

Jana Kramer

Jana Kramer
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Rising star Jana Kramer continues the path to a successful career with her best pal Sophie by her side. The sweet puggle that has stolen her heart makes a common appearance on Kramer’s Twitter and Facebook feeds, letting the world know who ranks at the top of this music star's mind. The country beauty gladly takes part in anything pet related, as showcased in her 2012 involvement in the Glitter and Glam event to benefit the Agape Animal Rescue. With the help of Kramer and other country-loving pet parents, the event helped hundreds of pets find loving homes.

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Comments on "Animal-loving country stars"

Lily April 23, 2013 | 3:51 PM

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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