Steven Tyler’s Yorkies Help Keep Him Sober

Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler knows that the benefits of dog ownership are exponential. He recently confessed to TIME that he turns to his dogs when he gets lonely.

“Dogs have a lot of love,” he says. “They sleep right next to my neck.”

Tyler has a Yorkie named “Butch Cassidy” and a Morkie named “The Sundance Kid.” He says that after battling drug addiction his dogs help him stay sober.

“I miss going out to a club, yacking it up. So I talk to my dogs,” says Tyler.