We love athletes as much as we love sports. Many of us are interested and excited to meet athletes outside their sport. Well, it is quite comforting to discover that athletes we love have a soft spot in their hearts, which shows in their love for dogs. Many of them have several dogs, continue to rescue strays, and are actively involved in animal welfare organizations. Here are a few famous athletes who are in love with pets.
11Serena Williams and her dog – Chip
The acclaimed No. 1 Singles American professional tennis player is dog-loving. She has owned a dog since she was 17 and even suffered the loss of her first dog 2 weeks before her first “Grand Slam”. This was a very emotional time in her life. However, today she owns the sweetest four-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Chip! Serena loves to make videos of Chip while he is walking around. Chip is so adorable and travels almost everywhere with Serena.
Neymar Jr. and his dogs – Poker, Truco and Flush
The Brazilian footballer Neymar, who is one of the best players in the world and currently even considered the most expensive footballer, has a golden retriever – poker. He loves his dog so much that Poker has an Instagram account with 61k followers where all his videos and photos are shared. The 26-year-old is so in love with dogs that he added two more golden retrievers to his family named Truco and Flush. It is obvious that Neymar loves card games, which is evident from the names of his dogs.