[UPDATE: This story was originally published on March 21.]
After the Paris Hilton-style publicity stunts of the early '00s, L.A. has gotten a bad rap for gauche girls using pups as mere accessories. While we most certainly don't advocate that behavior, we have to say: Seeing a stylish lady on the street with her canine cuddlebug is way more swoon-inducing than eyeing a new PS1, or a killer pair of heels.
To get your mid-week tail wagging on, we've scoured the squee-inducing world of Lala pups
to bring you pics of the prettiest duos of wow-worthy women and their pooches. And after seeing these snaps, you'd better believe that whoever said you can run with the big dogs or sit on the porch and bark, was right!
Photographed by Molly Cranna