For Belmar, 3-year-old Kaiya is more than just a pet – she’s his emotional support system. “One of the best parts of having a dog as a professional athlete is that I always get to come home to someone who loves me unconditionally, no matter the results on the field.”
If you see Luis around town, chances are you’ll see Ted, too – the pair go nearly everywhere together. As for Ted’s best talent, Luis says “he’s really good at being the loudest snorer in the world.”
McCrary’s pup Cobain, a 1-year-old German Shepherd, absolutely loves chewing toys and eating peanut butter. While she goes by the nickname “Baino” at home, teammates Jaime Villarreal and Shannon Gomez jokingly prefer to call her “Coco.”
Although Hayden claims he’s more of cat person, you can’t deny the love he has for his two pups Willow and Sage. Sage, a chocolate American Lab, always has to have something in her mouth—doesn’t matter if it’s a bone, a toy, or a piece of fruit she picks up from the backyard. And while Sargis is always hungry for the ball on the pitch, he says that English Lab Willow is hungry for food at all hours of the day.
Just like his soccer coach dad, Dax's daily regimen consists of exercise, food, and rest. Each morning, Dax & Briggs head out for a walk at 6:30 a.m., followed by breakfast and a full day of rest. The pair close out the day with another walk at 6:30 p.m.
Don't let her sweet eyes deceive you - Pitbull mix Lala is a handful. Her most recent puppy shenanigans included breaking multiple flower pots and digging up Chavez's grandma's plants.
Although Cuello has not had Floki, a 2-month-old German Shepherd mix, in his life for long, the two have already been on quite a journey. Most recently, the pair drove from San Antonio to Sacramento, all while dealing with puppy potty training.
Zorro, a 6-year-old Yorkie mix, was adopted in Mexico when Betty was working at Celaya FC. Fun fact: Zorro’s nickname is ZR-7 because he loves to chase soccer balls.
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