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Prepare to Fall in Love with The Grinch's Dog Max Just as Much as These Bravoleb Pet Sidekicks

A dog truly is a Grinch's best — and only — friend.

By Laura Rosenfeld

We know, we know. The Grinch is a little hard to love at first. We mean, he's cranky, he's shady, and he wants to steal Christmas. Those aren't exactly winning qualities.

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However, there is one thing about Dr. Seuss' classic holiday character that you instantly fall in love with: his beloved pup, Max. That's especially the case in Illumination and Universal Pictures' new animated film The Grinch, in theaters now. Not only does Max provide some absolutely adorable moments throughout the film that are sure to melt your heart this holiday season, but he's also just about the one thing in this world The Grinch seems to care at least a little about (even if he won't admit it). So you know that must mean Max is really lovable.

Though we certainly don't know any Grinches among Bravolebs, The Grinch's dog, Max, does make us think of their pet sidekicks who are just as loyal and loving. We're going to pay tribute to some of our favorites below because we could all feel the warm and fuzzies right about now.

Lisa Vanderpump's Dog Giggy

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Rarely does Lisa Vanderpump go somewhere without her stylish Pomeranian, Giggy. And who could blame her?

Andy Cohen's Dog Wacha

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The Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen host has said that it was love at first sight the first time he saw a photo of his famous beagle mix. Since then, we never see Andy Cohen as happy as when he's with Wacha. He even has a stuffed animal replica of Wacha in the WWHL Clubhouse so that his pet is always with him in spirit.

Bethenny Frankel's Dogs Biggy and Smallz


Bethenny Frankel expanded her canine family with her rescue dogs Biggy and Smallz in 2016. Since the passing of her legendary dog Cookie in 2017, Biggy and Smallz have provided so much love and laughter for The Real Housewives of New York City mogul.

Naomie Olindo's Cat Gizmo

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Bravolebs aren't just dog people; they love their feline friends, too! Case in point: Naomie Olindo's gorgeous Gizmo. Naomie's cat has been through a lot over the past year or so following her breakup with Craig Conover, who was also kind of like a dad to the kitty, and Gizmo has the feistiness to show for it, as you can see in the above clip. But Gizmo has remained as fabulous as his owner these days.

Shannon Beador's Dog Archie

If you follow Shannon Beador on Instagram, you know that her golden retriever Archie has brought so much light into her life. As we found out during The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 finale, Archie is still the man of the house, and that suits Shannon just fine.

Kate Chastain's Dog Halo

There really isn't anyone on Earth who has Kate Chastain's style and sass. But she has found her perfect match in her canine companion Halo. As you can see in the above photo, they're even starting to look alike, as that old theory goes.

Check out Max in all his fur glory in The Grinch, in theaters now.

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