Celebrities are people just like us, and we typically have more in common with them than we think. That includes a love of man’s best friend!
On their off time, these 20 professional athletes and celebrities spend as much time with their beloved pups as possible.
1. Tom Brady – Lua, Scooby and Fluffy
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The New England Patriots quarterback is a notable dog-lover, and he’s not shy about playing favorites! He’s recently posted to Instagram showing off his love for Lua, a pit mix.
He and his wife, Gisele Bundchen, also have two other pups in their fam: Scooby, and newest addition, Fluffy!
2. Serena Williams – Chip
This celebrated women’s tennis player has a tiny love in her life – her four-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, Chip!
The pair are adorable together and Chip travels with Serena almost everywhere she goes.
3. Joseph Fauria – Lil’ Rufio
4. Klay Thompson – Rocco
Professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson, is a huge dog fan. He spends all of his off time with his best friend and beloved pet, an English Bulldog named Rocco.
Recently Klay was asked about his close relationship with Rocco after re-signing with the Warriors. He said, “He [Rocco] didn’t care the day before I signed the contract or the day of. He just loved me for me.”
5. Michelle Wie – Lola
The incredible Michelle Wie is a professional Korean-American golfer and the youngest player to qualify for an amateur USGA championship. She’s often shadowed closely by her tiny Pomeranian, Lola.
6. Russell Wilson – Naomi and Prince
Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, is an avid dog lover as well. He has not one, but two, Great Danes. The large spotted pups names are Naomi and Prince.
7. David Backes – Marty, Bebe, Maverick, and Rosey
David Backes plays for the Boston Bruins hockey team as a center and right-winger.
His off time, however, is spent with animals in need. He and his wife have four dogs, all whom have been adopted.
They also founded a notable nonprofit called Athletes for Animals in 2013.
8. Lindsey Vonn – Leo, Bear, and Lucy
Celebrated alpine skier, Lindsey Vonn, has a special place in her heart for her three pups.
Leo, Bear, and new addition to the fam, Lucy, are her pride and joy! Even though they actually bit her while playing one time.
9. Allyson Felix – Chloe
Olympic track and field athlete, Allyson Felix, misses her furry best friend while on the road. So much so that she uses Skype to see and talk to her tiny pup, Chloe, when she’s traveling.
10. Roy Hibbert – Tyson and Sadie
Roy Hibbert, center for the Indiana Pacers, is a dog lover that regularly cuddles with his two best buds.
He spends all of his off time he can with his German Shepherd, Tyson, and his French Bulldog, Sadie.
11. Andre Agassi – Buster, Blue, and one more!
Growing up Agassi was probably my all-time favorite athlete (alongside Don Mattingly). He keeps his life fairly private compared to a lot of other pro athletes, but super excited to find a picture of him and his dog Buster. If you scroll through his Instagram, you’ll also find pictures of his Great Dane, Blue, and their Yorkshire Terrier.
12. Kellan Lutz – Kevin and Kola
Actor Kellan Lutz shares his time with two rescued pups. Kevin is a chihuahua, and Kola is a beautiful shepherd-husky mix. They’re often take walks together, which Lutz claims to be quite the workout.
13. Carrie Underwood – Ace and Penny
The American Idol star, Carrie Underwood, loves spending time with her small pups, Ace and Penny. Penny is a tiny daschund mix, and Ace is an adorable rat terrier.
14. Ryan Gosling – George
Professional actor Ryan Gosling takes his 16-year-old rescue pup, George, almost everywhere with him (even on The Tonight Show!). The pair are rarely seen without one another!
15. Oprah Winfrey – Luke, Layla, Sadie, Lauren, and Sunny
Queen of talk shows and multi-media star, Oprah Winfrey, is crazy for her family of dogs.
She has five in total: two Golden Retrievers named Luke and Layla, a cocker Spaniel named Sadie, and two Springer spaniels named Lauren and Sunny.
16. Ben Affleck – Martha Stewart and two more!
Ben Affleck and ex-wife Jennifer Garner had their hands full with the family and three dogs.
While we don’t know names, they recently adopted a golden retriever puppy and are often seen with their beautiful German Shepherd, and a longtime pet labrador name Martha Stewart.
17. Blake Lively – Penny and Baxter
Actress Blake Lively is often seen walking around New York or on set with her pride and joy. A tiny, adorable Maltipoo named Penny! Second in her heart is husband, Ryan Reynolds, rescue pup named Baxter.
18. Miley Cyrus – Mary Jane, Happy, Penny-Lane, Bean, and Emu
Pop star and nonprofit owner, Miley Cyrus, has shared her love of her pets with fans for years.
Her current pets are Mary Jane, a pit mix, Happy, a rottweiler-beagle mix, Penny-Lane, a mixed lapdog, Bean, a chihuahua mix, and Emu, a shetlands sheepdog.
Miley also has a tattoo commemorating her late miniature husky, Floyd.
19. The Rock – Brutus
Actor and professional wrestler, The Rock, was rarely seen without his French bulldog, Brutus, while working on set or backstage.
Brutus passed in 2015 after eating a mushroom while on a hike. RIP Brutus!
20. Lauren Conrad – Chloe, Fitz, and the cutest puppy!
Lauren Conrad is a successful actor and businesswoman, and dog lover too! Her and her husband have two rescued yellow labradors, Chloe and Fitz, and recently adopted a new puppy that looks to be a German Shepherd.
21. Adam Levine – Bones and Charlie
Adam Levine and wife, Behati Prinsloo, are major dog people. They have two pups, including a golden doodle named Bones, and a beautiful female golden retriever named Charlie.
22. Chris Evans
Chris Evans often posts on Twitter pictures of him and his dog Dodger.
Be sure to let us know in the comments below who your favorite is.