Puppy love: These 6 celebs are celebrating the season with pets

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The holidays are often a mixed bag of emotions: Joy in the present moment competes with nostalgia, contentedness battles stress, and so up and down the roller coaster goes. Some turn to professionals to help navigate the complex feelings drudged up this time of year while others rely on canine cuddles for relief.

If you’re among those who enjoy a puppy Pilates class or a downward dog with your, um, dog in order to Zen out, you’ll likely understand how the following six celebrities are likewise finding happiness with their four-legged companions this season. Add the following seasonal pup-centric Instagram posts to your list of celebrity-pet #relationshipgoals.

 Enjoy, vicariously at least, the puppy-centric holiday joy below.

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1. Kate Mara

Mara posted this heartwarming pic of a handicapped pup hamming it up under a beautiful Christmas tree.


2. Jessica Chastain

The Molly’s Game star (and skin-care travel-hack guru) posted a throwback shot from the movie’s set, featuring the adorable Chaplin, dressed to impress for the holidays.


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3. Nina Dobrev

Style queen Dobrev and her dog Maverick did some #twinning in the snow with matching jackets.


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4. Sarah Hyland

Hyland shared several family portraits featuring her two mischievous pups.


5. Maisie Williams

Williams’ dog posed with holiday hampers that the Game of Thrones actress “handmade with love and stress.”


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6. Jenna Dewan Tatum

The animal lover did her part to get these cuties adopted by posing with them on Instagram and YouTube.

Um, did you know there is a dog cafe in New York City?!? Must. Visit. ASAP. But before you fill your 2018 itinerary, check out this list of the most pup-friendly cities in the states.

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