David Duchovny;Gillian Anderson

Famous People Who Took Their Dogs to Work

Spot and Rover make the 9-to-5 a lot more fun.

It might be their tail-wagging optimism or by-your-side loyalty, but studies show that dogs have a calming effect on people, reducing blood pressure and lowering stress — reason enough to let them tag along to the office. And when you're rich or famous or powerful (or a combination of all three), no one is going to try to stop you! Here, a pack of high-profile people who brought their pooches to work. (Pictured: David Duchovny and his dog on the set of "The X-Files.")

President Roosevelt and his Scottish Terrier, Fala, during a press conference, 1940. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive President Roosevelt and his Scottish Terrier, Fala, during a press conference, 1940. Writer E. B. White and his dachshund, Minnie, at the New Yorker magazine offices, circa 1948. New York Times Co./Getty Images Writer E. B. White and his dachshund, Minnie, at the New Yorker magazine offices, circa 1948.

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Patty Duke attends an Oscars party with her Chihuahua, Bambi, 1963. Jack Albin/Getty Images Patty Duke attends an Oscars party with her Chihuahua, Bambi, 1963. British prime minister Winston Churchill leaving Buckingham Palace with his poodle, Rufus, 1951. Topical Press Agency/Getty Images British prime minister Winston Churchill leaving Buckingham Palace with his poodle, Rufus, 1951. Albert Einstein in his office with his dog, Chico, 1953. Esther Bubley Albert Einstein in his office with his dog, Chico, 1953. President Johnson tries to sign a bill but is interrupted by his dog Yuki, 1967. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive President Johnson tries to sign a bill but is interrupted by his dog Yuki, 1967. Writer Ian Fleming in his study with his two dogs, 1964. Harry Benson/Getty Images Writer Ian Fleming in his study with his two dogs, 1964. Queen Elizabeth and her corgi welcome German Chancellor Brandt and Rut Brandt, 1972. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Queen Elizabeth and her corgi welcome German Chancellor Brandt and Rut Brandt, 1972. President Ford and his dog, Liberty, 1974. Historical/Corbis via Getty Images President Ford and his dog, Liberty, 1974. Fashion designer Todd Oldham and his dog, Betty, in his office, 1991. Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images Fashion designer Todd Oldham and his dog, Betty, in his office, 1991. President George H.W. Bush and two of his dogs, 1989. Time Life Pictures/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images President George H.W. Bush and two of his dogs, 1989. Blake Lively and her maltipoo, Penny, on the set of "Gossip Girl," 2008. Philip Ramey Photography, LLC/Corbis via Getty Images Blake Lively and her maltipoo, Penny, on the set of "Gossip Girl," 2008. President Obama and Bo running through the White House, 2009. The White House/Getty Images President Obama and Bo running through the White House, 2009. Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton walks into the Spanish F1 Grand Prix paddock with his dog, 2017. David Ramos/Getty Images Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton walks into the Spanish F1 Grand Prix paddock with his dog, 2017.



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