6 Famous Dogs Worthy of Heaven

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Maybe it's true: All dogs really do go to heaven.

At least that's what Pope Francis recently suggested when he consoled a young boy whose dog had just died, telling him "paradise is open to all of God's creatures."

Let's take a look at some other dogs who we would like to think are up there, too:

Lassie

Arguably the most famous dog to hit the big screen, Lassie is also one of our favorites. But there have been many dogs we've come to know and love as "Lassie," as the story spanned several decades and films.

The first, "Lassie Come Home," came out in 1943.

Beethoven

PHOTO: Beethoven the dog appears here with Bonnie Hunt at the Genesis Awards April 5, 1997 in Los Angeles, Calif. Barry King/Getty Images
'Beethoven' the dog appears here with Bonnie Hunt at the Genesis Awards April 5, 1997 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Who doesn't love the slobbery St. Bernard we met in the 1992 film "Beethoven"?

Taco Bell Chihuahua

PHOTO: Gidget the Taco Bell dog during a photo session in October 1998 in Los Angeles, Calif. Vern Evans/Getty Images
Gidget the Taco Bell dog during a photo session in October 1998 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Gidget, better known as the Taco Bell Chihuahua, died in 2009 after a successful career as the star of the fast-food chain's ad campaigns.

She became famous when she debuted in a 1997 commercial as a male dog who proclaimed, "Yo quiero Taco Bell."

Buddy

PHOTO: Comet appears here on location with Ashley Olsen in San Francisco on Aug. 17, 1994. ABC/Getty Images
Comet appears here on location with Ashley Olsen in San Francisco on Aug. 17, 1994.

One of Hollywood's most popular golden retrievers, Buddy was famous for playing "Air Bud" in the Disney film, and Comet, the family dog, in the "Full House" series.

He died in 1998, according to his IMDb page.

Marley

PHOTO: Marley, the Dog from Marley and Me, visits The Georgia Aquarium, an Atlanta landmark, on Dec. 15, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. Rick Diamond/Getty Images
Marley, the Dog from "Marley and Me", visits The Georgia Aquarium, an Atlanta landmark, on Dec. 15, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Spoiler alert!

Our hearts broke for Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson when Marley died at the end of the 2008 film "Marley and Me." We'd like to think the lovable lab is in Heaven with that little boy's dog, too.

Wishbone

PHOTO: Wishbone appears in this screen grab from Wishbones Season 1 Episode 23 Bark to the Future. Wishbone Full Episodes/YouTube
Wishbone appears in this screen grab from Wishbone's Season 1 Episode 23 "Bark to the Future."

Known as Soccer the Dog in real life, his claim to fame was playing "Wishbone" in the PBS series. But the perky Jack Russell terrier died in 2001, according to his IMDb page.

*And here's one dog we don't think will be granted entry to Heaven:

Cujo

PHOTO: Cujo appears in this screen grab from the Cujo trailer. Paramount Pictures/YouTube
Cujo appears in this screen grab from the Cujo trailer.

We hope we never again see Cujo, the star of Stephen King's horror novel-turned-film about a rabid killer dog.