Barbie Movie 2023: Meet the Pets of the Cast!

The long-awaited live-action Barbie movie is finally here! With multiple versions of Barbie and Ken appearing alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, its cast is packed with a ton of popular and upcoming actors. And it’s our job to round up all these celebrities and their pets for you to enjoy! If you notice a Barbie, Ken, or other actor missing from the list below, they sadly don’t have any fur babies.

Barbie Movie 2023: Meet the Pets of the Cast!

How many pets does Barbie have?

Fun fact: Barbie lore states that she’s had over 40 pets, which includes 21 dogs, 6 cats, 14 horses, 3 ponies (and, of course, Barbie counts here horses and ponies separately), a parrot, a lion cub, a giraffe, a zebra, a chimpanzee, and a panda.

Barbie doll set with pets
Credit: Toys R Us

What was Weird Barbie’s pooping dog in the Barbie Movie?

The 2023 Barbie movie only featured one of Barbie’s official pets, which was Tanner, the “Potty Training” Dog. In the movie, Tanner is seen pooping around Weird Barbie’s (Kate McKinnon’s) house.

Weird Barbie's dog Tanner the pooping dog from the Barbie movie
Credit: Barbie Movie

Tanner was a Barbie toy released in 2006, that ate snacks and pooped them out, with the idea to help kids learn doggy potty training. It was recalled due to the hazard of the scooper’s magnet coming loose and potentially being swallowed by a child. It’s also known as the Tanner the “poop-eating dog” as after it pooped out a treat you fed it, you’d then feed it back to the poor pup!

Sugar (Sugar’s Daddy’s dog)

The other plastic pooch in the Barbie movie is a Westie named Sugar. Rob Brydon plays the role of Sugar Daddy Sugar’s Daddy Ken, who has a West Highland terrier named Sugar. IRL, Brydon has a Golden Retriever.

Sugar's Daddy terrier dog from Barbie movie
Credit: Barbie Movie

Margot Robbie’s three rescue dogs

Margot Robbie, aka Ms. Barbara Millicent Roberts, and her husband Tom Ackerley are both pet adoption advocates and currently have three rescue dogs. Below you’ll see their black mutt Boo Radley playing with their pitbull Bella.

Ryan Gosling’s dogs Lucho and George

Ryan Gosling, aka Mr. Ken, and his wife Eva Mendes currently have a rescued Doberman named Lucho they adopted in July 2019. Gosling’s most iconic pet was a rescue named George, who accompanied him on every one of his movie sets until he passed away at the age of 17 in December 2016. George is seen below on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, rocking a badass mohawk.

Will Ferrell’s cockatoo Profession Feathers

It’s rumored that Will Ferrell (playing the role of Mattel CEO) has an exotic bird collection valued at $7.8 million. But with this comedy legend, it can be hard to tell what’s real and what’s just a joke… He has shown off his cockatoo named Professor Feathers, but also asks people to not ask about Professor Feathers…

Rhea Perlman’s dog Zorro

Rhea Perlman portrays Ruth Handler, the real-life creator of Barbie. In her real life, Perlman adopted a Chihuahua named Zorro.

Rhea Perlman rescue dog Zeus Zorro
Credit: @perlmonster/Instagram

America Ferrera’s dog Buddy

America Ferrera plays a Mattel employee and doesn’t currently have any pets. But she used to have a beloved Golden named Buddy.

America Ferrera Dog Buddy
Credit: @americaferrera/Instagram

Kate McKinnon’s cat Nino Positano

Now, onto the big list of Barbies (cracks knuckles), starting with Kate McKinnon as Weird Barbie. McKinnon has a rescued black-and-white kitty named after the pizza place he was found at.

Kate McKinnon Cat Nino Positano
Credit: Kate McKinnon

Alexandra Shipp’s 2 dogs and a cat

Alexandra Shipp plays Writer Barbie and has two dogs named Layla and Kali, along with a cat named Evie. She’s seen below with Kalie, her mini Yorkie.

Alexandra Shipp mini Yorkie Kali
Credit: @alexandrashipppp/Instagram

Dua Lipa’s 2 goats, a horse, and a dog

Dua Lipa plays Mermaid Barbie and her pets include a dog named Dexter and a horse. She also has two pygmy goats named Funky and Bam Bam, seen below with her and her ex Anwar Hadid.

Dua Lipa pet pygmy goats Funky and Bam Bam
Credit: @dualipa/Instagram

Nicola Coughlan’s dog Pip

Nicola Coughlan, aka Diplomat Barbie, has a cute lil dog named Pip!

nicola coughlan dog Pip
Credit: @nicolacoughlan/Instagram

Ana Cruz Kanye’s Bengal cat Olympics

Ana Cruz Kanye plays the role of Judge Barbie and has a Bengal cat named Olympics, apparently.

Ana Cruz Kayne Bengal Cat named Olympics
Credit: @kruzkanye/Instagram

Ritu Arya’s French bulldog Douglas

Ritu Arya plays Journalist Barbie and has a Frenchie named Douglas.

Ritu Arya French bulldog Douglas
Credit: @rituarya/Instagram

Simu Liu’s rescue dog Chopa

Now onto the Kens (in no particular order). Simu Liu has a dog named Chopa that he adopted from the Dominican Republic. He used to have a rescue Husky named Barkley that sadly passed away.

Simu Liu rescue dog Chopa adopted from Dominican Republic
Credit: @simuliu/Instagram

Kingsley Ben-Adir’s tarantula Charlotte

Kingsley Ben-Adir doesn’t currently have a pet, but when he was a kid he had an infamous pet tarantula named Charlotte. One time Charlotte escaped, which ended up involving the police and firefighters, as well as several articles being written about the incident.

Kingsley Ben-Adir pet turantula spider Charlotte in the Camden New Journal
Credit: Camden New Journal

Scott Evans’ rescue dog Tobi

Scott Evans and his partner Steve share a rescue dog named Tobi.

Scott Evans and partner Steve with rescue dog Tobi
Credit: @scottevansgram/Instagram

John Cena’s pug Lu

The last Ken is Kenmaid (mermaid Ken), played by John Cena. Cena has a pug named Lu.

John Cena Pug named Lu
Credit: @johncena/Instagram

Ariana Greenblatt’s 3 rescue dogs

Ariana Greenblatt plays American Ferrera’s daughter in Barbie. While only 15 years old, she’s already an outspoken adoption advocate with 3 rescues of her own. She’s seen below with her BFF Foxy.

Ariana Greenblatt rescue dog Foxy
Credit: @ariana_greenblatt/Instagram

Greta Gerwig’s poodle Wizard

Barbie director and cowriter Greta Gerwig has a mini Bernedoodle named Wizard that is always on set with her. Gerwig doesn’t use social media and sadly hasn’t shared a photo of her pup 🙁

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