Emily Carr (Canadian artist and writer, 1871-1945) was very fond of pets, and made part of her living as a dog breeder at one time. She gained a great deal of love and comfort from animals in the course of her life, as this photo may show (it may take a while to come up, be patient). Look her up on Wikipedia - the first thing you see is another photo of her and her dogs!
Carr was a most interesting, independent person and there are loads of fascinating places about her on the web. Start here if you are curious.