Joss Stone is the best celebrity dog owner, while Paris Hilton is the worst. Why? Let’s recap. “First she loses Tinkerbell, then she ditches her for a cuter dog, then replaces that dog with a ferret, then a kinkajou monkey and then, I gather, a goat.”
Stone, who has a poodle named Dusty Springfield, volunteered for the North Shore Animal League America after seeing images of pets stranded in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, said The New York Dog and The Hollywood Dog magazines.
The 18-year-old British singer also recorded a public service announcement seeking support for the homeless pets of the Gulf Coast.
Hilton, a 24-year-old hotel heiress, and star of The Simple Life was voted the world’s worst celebrity dog owner.
Stone narrowly edged out Ashley Olsen, who adopted a mixed-breed from the Animal Haven Shelter in New York. Tori Spelling, a pug owner who has “tirelessly campaigned” for the Much Love Animal Rescue in Los Angeles, placed third.
The voting took place over a three-month period among visitors to the Web sites thenydog.com and thehollywooddog.com. The results were released on Friday. The results weren’t scientifically representative of the magazines’ readers.
This article was originally published on December 13, 2005.