She reportedly has a desire to turn her dog into a star – but judging by its recent behaviour beloved pooch Dolly is already perfecting some diva-like behaviour.
Indeed, the white shepherd mix was spotted as it escaped from famous owner Jennifer Aniston’s sprawling home on Wednesday – prompting alarm from neighbours.
She was joined by another, smaller dog, but while her companion was soon caught and led back into the grounds of Jennifer's Bel Air home, Dolly ventured out onto the open road.
Escape: Jennifer Aniston's white shepherd mix Dolly, adopted by the actress in 2006, escapes from her Bel Air home on Wednesday
Out and about: The pooch ventured out on to the open road after slipping out of the sprawling property owned by Jennifer and fiance Justin Theroux
Local residents and camped photographers joined forces to cajole the pooch back inside.
While disaster was averted, news of their easy escape will not come easy to Jennifer, a devoted dog owner who adopted Dolly as a puppy in 2006.
Earlier this year sources claimed she was warming to the idea of finding a suitable role for Dolly in one of her forthcoming movies.
‘Jen taught Dolly to sit, shake and roll over in a few hours, so she’s convinced Dolly has the talent – she just needs the right training,’ an insider told Showbiz Spy. ‘She even tried to get Dolly cast in her current movie, Squirrels To The Nuts.
To the rescue: Neighbours gently guide one of the dogs back into Jennifer's property
‘Jen’s been grilling the dog trainers on the set for tips on finding the best possible training to get Dolly camera-ready.’
The 44-year-old actress was devastated when Welsh corgi-terrier Norman, her dog of 15-years and a regular companion on the set of Friends, passed away in 2011.
Jennifer and fiancé Justin Theroux later adopted distinctive black and white pit-bull pup Sophie as a replacement.
Dog lover: Jennifer takes a stroll with Dolly (L) and taking a walk along Malibu beach with Dolly and Norman, who passed away in 2011
Best of friends: Jennifer and former Friends co-star Courteney Cox take a stroll with Dolly
‘She's the most adorable little cookie you've ever seen,’ Theroux told New York Magazine of her distinctive features at the time. ‘She looks like she just smoked an exploding cigar.’
While promoting Marley & Me, ironically about a couple’s relationship with a pet dog, Jennifer opened up about her affinity with animals.
She said: '(My dogs taught me about) patience and that sort of unconditional love - they're yours and especially you are theirs.
'Men come and go but there really is no relationship like the one you have with a dog - and then they don't live as long as they should.
'You have to say goodbye way too soon. It's just so sad. It makes me so sad. But their love is unconditional and I love that.'