Pet Well Dressed Irish Cat

There's so much amazingness to this story. Hummus, the cat of Irish photographer Jason McGroarty, played model when Jason wanted to try his hand at fashion shoots but didn't have the budget for human models, makeup artists, or a stylist. The pictures are pretty impressive, but what I love most is how Hummus benefits from it. She's been diagnosed with leukemia, and Jason told Good Morning America that all the camera love has been good for her since her condition means she can't play outside with other cats.

There's so much amazingness to this story. Hummus, the cat of Irish photographer Jason McGroarty, played model when Jason wanted to try his hand at fashion shoots but didn't have the budget for human models, makeup artists, or a stylist. The pictures are pretty impressive, but what I love most is how Hummus benefits from it. She's been diagnosed with leukemia, and Jason told Good Morning America that all the camera love has been good for her since her condition means she can't play outside with other cats.

Happy holidays, you guys! If I had to take a guess, I would assume some of you have already started your holiday shopping, which may include getting a new dog or cat this season. According to the American Humane Association, the holidays are an especially popular time to bring home little Fido or fur ball, but there are definitely things to know before you do. So at the first ever Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular, airing tonight on Fox (with Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Betty White, Max Greenfield, and others), I collected some super-important Dos & Don'ts for adopting a pet this holiday season.

DON'T rescue a dog just because you feel sorry for it. "The whole family has to be in agreement. The dog will sense if someone—let's say a significant other—isn't into it, and that's actually a bigger deal than rehabilitating a dog with problems. Never just rescue a dog because you feel sorry for them." —Cesar Millan

DO make sure your pet has a lot of room to run around. It helps if you exercise with it (unless you're Gavin DeGraw): "Play fetch because then you don't have to do the running, and that's really nice." —Gavin DeGraw

DO get a dog walker if you work long hours. "My sister helps, as well as someone who comes to walk the dog, especially when I'm working long days. You don't want to leave your dog by itself for hours and hours, and you don't want to leave them outside." —Amber Riley

DON'T be picky. "Don't go in thinking you only want one kind of dog. I went in thinking I wanted a black Lab because that's what I grew up with, but I came out with a long-haired retriever. It just goes to show that they choose you." —Hilary Swank

DO give them a happy routine. "I have the cookie corner in my home where I have treats and cookies, and soon as I open it, they run to me. They know it's there!" —Jane Lynch

DO a trial run. "The foster system program is great to see if you're ready for a dog and also to figure out what kind of dog you want. Find the perfect dog that works with your personality and your lifestyle." —Olivia Munn

DON'T be afraid if it's not all puppies and rainbows at first. "Don't be afraid if it's a small burn. Sometimes it takes time to get to know one another. And also, don't forget to dog-proof your house. Rescue dogs can be a little wacky, and ours were escape artists. So make sure if you have a fence, that it's secure!" —Jerry O'Connell

DO be realistic. "It's like when people want children. They don't realize the attention and the care it takes when you have something that is living. If you're the sort of person that has a goldfish and dies, and you can't keep a plant alive, don't get a dog." —Sharon Osbourne

If you need gift ideas for dog lovers this holiday season, check out some of the amazing treats celebrities picked up backstage: A day at the dog spa (in this case, the Barkley Pet Hotel and Day Spa in Westlake Village, Calif., which is nicer than most hotels!), Cesar Milan Foundation handcrafted, engravable sterling silver dog-bone necklaces (to support the Daddy DEAR Fund, which is dedicated to helping animals in emergency situations), Paw Patrol Real Talking Marshall (plush dog toys that talk!), Zoomer Zuppies (your own personal puppy that can play games, obey commands, and plays music), Wisdom Panel Canine DNA Test (you actually swipe DNA from the inside of your dog's mouth, and it will reveal your dog's genetic background to better help understand behavior and wellness), Febreze by Procter & Gamble (because, if I may channel my inner Danny Tanner for a second, a clean, odor-free house is a fun house), and Swiffer products.