Costa Rica fan puckers up with rooster

Dog shows support for Argentina

Showing spirit for Atlanta Braves

Outside Cowboys Stadium with pet sheep

Retrieving balls at French Open

A picture worth 1,000 words.

Students love mascot, Butler Blue II

Rockies’ Jon Gray gives a pre-game pat

South Africa’s Dale Steyn loving dog

Oakland’s Daric Barton pets Jake.

David Ortiz and Josh Duhamel pose with rescue dogs

Pet parents enjoy watching baseball game

Italian players pose with lion cub

NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon loves the ponies

Milwaukee’s Jonathan Lucroy with Hank

Kenny Dobbs gives pup a smooch

Kevin Hart at EA Sports Madden Bowl

Butler’s mascot chillin’ out

Cowboys fans with turkey

Matthew Becherer and Brad Keselowski with tortoise

A’s amazed with boa

Oklahoma fans enjoying the moment

Oregon player eyes the cheetah

President George W. Bush pets SMU mascot

Scooter Pooter takes stroll in Houston

Seattle fans with Taima the Hawk

Texas fans love their pets

These pooches show their NCAA pride

Pups cheer on Detroit Tigers

Dog Day at the ballpark

This pup flaunts her Saints pride

UGA fan is size of mascot, Russ

Snakes day in Chapel Hill, NC.

Puppy hanging 10

Favorite Sports Pets

We know parents are always trying to get their kids to root for their hometown teams, even if they live far away. Although these efforts may not always be successful, it seems like they have found a solution to any resistance from their children: their pets.

Fans from all over the nation go above and beyond, bringing their animals to tailgates and dressing them from head-to-toe in sports apparel . And even if these animals aren’t decked out in clothing, fans always make it known which team their pets are rooting for.

Yet it’s not only fans that love animals. Many athletes love the company of their teammates’ pets during pre-game activities, and some even enjoy team outings at the local zoo. From mascots like Taima the Hawk and Butler Blue II, to pet roosters and snakes, these fans and athletes can’t get enough of their animals.