20 Pro Athletes That Love Their Dogs

Did you know that many professional athletes are dog lovers? While many of these athletes are fierce during sports, they completely adore their furry friends. Here are just a few.

  1. Tiger Woods: Legendary golf pro, Tiger Woods, loves his dogs, especially his border collies.
  2. Serena Williams: Serena might be fierce on the tennis court, but she is all love and kindness with her Yorkshire Terrier Chip.
  3. Tom Brady: Tom and his wife Gisele Bündchen are dog lovers. They have a whole crew of dogs in their family.
  4. Joseph Fauria: You can be sure that Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria only feeds his husky mix the recommended dog food for a Siberian husky. He clearly loves Lil’ Rufio.
  5. Dwayne Johnson: Professional wrestler, the Rock, is often seen out and about with his furry friends. He especially loves French bulldogs.
  6. Jose Canseco: Conseco might be retired from MLB, but he has moved on to spending his free time with his favourite furbabies.
  7. Trevor Ariza: Houston Rockets star Trevor Ariza is not shy about sharing his love for his little dog Bowzer.
  8. Gordon Hayward: Hayward might shoot hoops with the Utah Jazz, but he also shoots hoops with Siber, his German Shepherd. At the very least, Siber chases the basketball.
  9. Mike Conley: When he’s not acting as a point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies, Mike Conley is happy to share his love with his German Shepherd Rio.
  10. Michelle Wie: Michelle Wie is a force to be reckoned with on the green, but her best pal, Lola, is never far behind her.
  11. Roy Hibbert: Roy Hibbert might spend most of his time as the center for the Indiana Pacers, but otherwise, he can be seen with his German Shepherd, Tyson, and his French Bulldog, Sadie.
  12. Kevin Durant: Oklahoma City Thunder might be where Kevin Durant spends most of his time, but in his free time he can be found snuggling up to his favourite pup.
  13. Klay Thomas: When he’s not playing with the Golden State Warriors, Klay Thomas spends his down time sleeping with his pal Rocco.
  14. Mike Fanning: While he spends his type hitting the beach, his best friend Harper is never far behind.
  15. Adiran Clayborn: Don’t let Adrian Clayborn fool you with his tough demeanour as a defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Clayborn loves his pups, King and Ace, with even more ferocity.
  16. Taj Gibson: You can be sure that when Taj Gibson is in the off-season from the Chicago Bulls that he’s cuddling up to his furry girl.
  17. Jordyn Weaver: Jordan Weaver’s sweet little dog, Charlie, has nearly the same level of grace that she has out on the floor.
  18. Allyson Felix: When Allyson Felix is on the road, competing in track and field, she Skype’s with her favourite pup, Chloe.
  19. Russell Wilson: Tough on the field, quarterback Russell Wilson softens when he comes home to his beloved pooches.
  20. Mark Sanchez: Sanchez might play hard with the Philadelphia Eagles, but he can also be found playing hard with his pup, Oso.

Having a dog is good for your health in many ways. They not only provide companionship, but can also keep you active and healthy; helping reduce health issues you might have, such as back pain. Consider adopting your next best friend today.

Robert Littal

Editor in Chief and Founder of BlackSportsOnline