Rather than leave their furry friend at home, smitten owners would like to have their canine accompany them when they are out and about visiting friends or just buying dog food.
Supermodel Bar Refaeli is no different judging by the photos uploaded onto Twitter of her lounging by the pool accompanied by her cute brown poodle MishMash.
The series of pictures shows Bar wearing a hot pink bikini as she soaks up the sun's rays, revealing the figure that clinched her first place on Maxim's Hot 100 list.
The pictures were captioned: "A dogs life."
The star often posts pictures of herself with MishMash and her white poodle called Poochie.
The 27-year-old told Tatler Magazine that even though she would like to take them with her when travelling they have other ideas.
"I bought them thinking I'd carry them around in a huge handbag when I travelled, but they weren't so keen. They stay at home," she noted.