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Playboy pets Charlie and Ambrocious are the new dogs in town

October 6, 2009 |  6:14 pm

Some might call them the luckiest dogs in the world. Say hello to the Playboy pets.

Hugh Hefner split about a year ago from former girlfriends Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson, who starred in the E! reality show "The Girls Next Door."  Since then, he's ... erm ... befriended three new blond-bombshell girlfriends, Crystal Harris and twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon, who are the show's new stars.  And with Hef's new set of girlfriends come a new pair of puppies.

Not content with sitting still on the couch with Hefner and his lovely ladies, Crystal Harris' new pooch, Charlie, sniffed around the Playboy Mansion library last week during our interview. You can see him roaming around the set during the filming of The Times' interview with the new "Girls Next Door" costars, which is shown above.

"Charlie wants to work behind the camera," Hefner quipped.

"That's his calling," joked Karissa Shannon, while twin sister Kristina stroked the fluffy ear of their dark-furred rescue dog, Ambrocious. (Note the unusual spelling, which we confirmed thanks to the mansion dogs' MySpace page.)

Thanks to Charlie, Ambrocious and a slew of exotic animals that roam the Mansion yard, the girls constantly find themselves tiptoeing around brown landmines. The girls named the biggest resident offender, shouting emphatically, "Peacock poo!"

In the backyard of the legendary Los Angeles manor, a small indoor zoo, which contains strange animals and fish, is situated not far from the pool and grotto. A Playboy spokeswoman gave us a tour of the animal exhibit, which can also be seen in the video.

Charlie and Ambrocious join an exclusive list of celebrity pets and will likely get some face time on the new season of the show, which premieres Sunday.

Asked why Playmates are so obsessed with dogs, Kristina quickly retorted, "Well, women love puppies."

Warning to local animal shelters: expect an influx of single guys looking for cute dogs.

-- Mark Milian

Video: Mark Milian / Los Angeles Times

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