Sanctuary animals are the spitting image of these famous faces

Need a break from coronavirus news? Meet these animal look-alikes, doubles and doppelgangers at Best Friends
By Sarah Thornton

Editor’s note: We know the world is a scary place right now. If you’re looking for information on pets and coronavirus, you can find that here. If you’re looking for a break from serious news, we hope this helps brighten your day.

We think every animal at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary has star quality, but we’ve noticed that some look, shall we say, rather familiar. If you’ve spent any amount of time online, you’ve definitely seen cats who look like Ron Pearlman. Well, with around a thousand animals at the Sanctuary on any given day, odds are good that there must be at least one four-legged celebrity doppelganger here. When we asked around, we found way more than that. Here are our favorites.

Britney and Jack Nicholson as the Joker

Britney the cat and Jack Nicholson as the Joker as look-alikes
Image source: Christa Bruno and Flickr

Britney’s wide, drawn-up smirk sometimes reminds her caregivers of the Joker. And, she definitely knows how to liven things up at Cat World. It’s probably a good thing that she doesn’t know that, here at the Sanctuary, there’s also a cat named Batman.

Calvin and Keith Richards

Calvin the dog next to Keith Richards as look-alikes
Image source: Megan Murphy and Wikimedia

Calvin might not know how to play the guitar, but he sure knows how to party. He’s got a big personality and charisma coming out of his ears — his cute, cute little ears. We definitely think he takes tips for his smokey eye from the rock ‘n’ roll star.

Dennis and the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz

Dennis the cat next to the Cowardly Lion from "The Wizard of Oz" as look-alikes
Image source: Christa Bruno and Flickr

With his long orange locks, Dennis already looks like a little lion. If he only had the nerve. Dennis can be a little shy sometimes, but maybe he’s gone to see the wizard because he’s come a long way. And he’ll never be a wallflower at dinner.

Cribbage and Jon Bon Jovi

Cribbage the puppy next to Jon Bon Jovi as look-alikes
Image source: Steven Lee and Wikimedia

Little pup Cribbage reminds caregiver Steven Lee of Jon Bon Jovi ― so much that he shared the little guy on Facebook with a caption cover of "Livin’ on a Prayer." “Woooaaahhh and we're halfway there. Woooaaahhh, kibble in my hair.”

Diesel and Billy Idol

Diesel the potbellied pig next to Billy Idol as look-alikes
Image source: Molly Wald and Wikimedia

You might not expect the animal compared to a glam rock star to be a pig, but Diesel has the personality (and the eye makeup) to match. Just look at that smolder. If he could sing, we know he’d rock out.

Lydia and Steve Buscemi

Lydia the cat next to Steve Buscemi as look-alikes
Image source: Lauren Ross and Flickr

Just as Steve Buscemi is a one-of-a-kind actor, Lydia is a one-of-a-kind cat. This outgoing kitty loves the limelight, but she’s also down to cuddle up on the couch with you for a movie marathon — all Buscemi films, of course.

Josie and Baby Yoda

Josie the dog next to Baby Yoda as look-alikes
Image source: Pete Daw and Pixabay

Big, brown eyes? Check. Long, pointy ears? Check. The cutest little baby you’ll ever see? Check, check, check. Caregiver Pete Daw says, “I'm fairly certain that a DNA test on Josie would come back at least 33% Baby Yoda.”

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