The studio limited him to no more than two dogs at any given time as Curly's pups were noted for making random unplanned walk-on appearances during production, especially during the more raucous scenes.
Curly Howard used to bring stray dogs home and sheltered them until he found a home for them. When the Stooges was on tour, he found at least one stray dog a new home in every town he visited.
It's estimated that Curly saved and rescued more than 5,000 dogs during his lifetime.
I was once described as looking a like "a smaller version of Curly from the Three Stooges," and I am sure it was supposed to be an insult, but I assure you it was not. Curly was a terrific human being who made the Stooges one of the greatest movie and television acts in American history. How many actors have songs written about them?