Some Rio 2016 hopefuls for Team Canada live the old adage, a dog is a man’s best friend. These furry friends may not be much help at practice, but they are always good for unconditional moral support.
From picturesque lounging on the beach to relaxing in between training sessions, here are some photos of our athletes chilling with their companions.
Sailor Erin Rafuse is always sad to part ways with her dog, Finny, for the Olympic season.
Two is Better Than One
Field hockey player and Olympic hopeful Devohn Noronha Teixeria shows some love to his pup.
Nadia Popov is a self-proclaimed cat enthusiast but is constantly seen on instagram with a ton of other animals. One of them includes this beauty.
Poor Little Guy
Rugby sevens’ Mandy Marchak posts a photo that resonates with all fellow dog owners across the nation.
Nate Hirayama shows that there’s nothing like an evening stroll on the beach with your best friend.
Field hockey player Matt Guest and his companion enjoy some downtime together.
The Best Kisses
Wrestler Dori Yeats gets lots of kisses from one of her fur babies.
Track cyclist Allison Beveridge constantly shares photos of her dog and cat in true pet lover’s fashion.