Taylor Swift, James Franco, Katy Perry: Our Favorite Celebrity Cat Owners [PHOTOS]

Dogs may have a history of being “man’s best friend” but a growing number of celebrities are turning to their feline friends for love and companionship.

From James Franco to Taylor Swift, celebs love their kitties – as evidenced in today’s gallery – a collection of intimate pictures capturing the stars and their furry BFFs.  Whether it’s a charity function supporting an important animal-related cause or just a TwitPic of the star-and-pet lounging around the house, cat love is everywhere these days.  Even the Socialite Life team can’t resist, with recent looks at cats in Santa hats and cat hugs.

Think your cat has what it takes to be a celebrity? Read on to make your feline famous at the 2013 Catdance Film Festival.

This January, the finest in cat cinema comes to the Sundance Film Festival. The 2013 Catdance Film Festival features the best cat films — and you can enter! Simply visit the official site of the Fresh Step 2013 Cat Dance Film Festival for more information. You could turn your kitty into a star!

For inspiration, enjoy this Official Selection of the Catdance Film Jury: