Fanning the Flames of Puppy Love

Dakota Fanning talks about her dream dog.

Dakota Fanning’s meteoric rise has allowed her to work with many of today’s top actors, including Sean Penn, Denzel Washington and Tom Cruise. But what the 12-year-old actress, who makes millions of dollars per film, really wants is a dog.

“I want a dog really, really bad,” moaned the actress to Entertainment Weekly. “But my mom’s really clean, and she thinks dogs are dirty, so I don’t know if I’m going to get one anytime soon.”

Fanning says her dream dog is a longhaired Chihuahua. “I already have a leash picked out, and it has feathers around the collar. I can’t wait! I’m so excited! I’m gonna call her London, like England. And I’m gonna paint her toenails!”

If she can’t have a dog at home, at least Fanning can work with scores of animals on a film. The actress plays Fern in “Charlotte’s Web,” which hits theaters on Dec. 15.

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