U.S.A. Summer Olympians and Their Dogs

The fact of the matter is we all love our dogs, even Olympians! Take a look at the Olympians who left their pups at home to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Venus Williams with her dogVenus Williams

Venus Williams, an American professional tennis player, who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 6 in singles, has a Havanese named Harold. “You’re out there on your own and you need a friend who’s there for you — wins, losses — and who really cares for you,” Williams told People Magazine when asked about her four-legged friends.





Serena WilliamsSerena Williams with her dog

Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player and actress who is ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. She has a Yorkie named Chippy. “I just love animals,” Williams said in an Animal Fair interview. “I always think when I get older I’m going to live on a farm and have fifty dogs! I just love dogs!”

Michael Phelps with his dog

Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time. He leaves his French Bulldog Juno to compete in Rio… Did we mention he is also a new father to Boomer Phelps as of May 5?








Ryan Lochte's DogRyan Lochte
Ryan Lochte, American competitive swimmer and an 11-time Olympic medalist, recently adopted a French Bulldog named Yeezy.

Conor DwyerConor Dwyer's dog
Conor James Dwyer is an American competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist and has a 105-lb Bullmastiff named Biggie. “Whenever I am home he naps with me, sleeps with me, and goes to the beach. He is a highlight of being home!”