There’s an old adage that you should never trust someone who doesn't like dogs. Well, we just made that up, but we stand by it. Because can you honestly say you don’t find yourself smiling and going “aww” as you watch dog videos online? If your answer was yes, now we know you’re a liar.
Anyway, some Mzansi celebrities decided to take their love for dogs to the next level, and have adopted them as their pets and loyal companions.
Here are some of the cutest ZAleb dog parents with their adorable fur babies. Try not to swoon.
AKA and DJ Zinhle's little diva had to top this list. At just 6 years old, Kairo Forbes is a big sister and a dog mom. And yes, she is nailing both roles, as well as Grade One and a very vibrant Instagram influencing career. Seriously, she's amazing!
The dog - Kleo Forbes - 12.1K followers on Instagram. Take a seat and slowly digest the fact that a dog has more followers than you do. Are you okay? No? We understand and send virtual hugs.
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From Kairo to the man beefing with her dad, comedian Trevor Gumbi, whose fur babies are completely different from Kairo's, but every bit as adorable. He has one big baby, an Iconic Boerboel.
He had another smaller dog, but he died in November 2021, from what Trevor suspected was poisoned food. We didn't even know him, but PorkChop deserved better. Rest in peace, little dude.
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Dr Musa Mthombeni
Dr Musa is one of our favourite accounts to follow on Instagram. He and his wife Liesl Laurie are so cute, we could cry. And now they have taken the feels to the next level by getting a little dog.
It's clear that Musa is still struggling to adjust to parenting the little rascal, as he often shares videos of how hard it sometimes is, like when the pup relieves himself on the floor. But he is still cute, so Musa has no choice but to love his new baby.
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Amanda du Pont
Amanda du Pont and her husband Shawn Rodrigues have three American bulldogs, called Prada, Hermes and Fendi. Yes, they named their dogs after big fashion brands, and they certainly live up to their name.
With their joint Instagram account, they have more than 25,000 followers. They were a family of four before they lost Dior in 2021, and she will be fondly remembered by their family as a sweet and gentle soul.
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Thando "Thabooty" Thabethe
Thando Thabethe has two gorgeous, furry puppers, Coco and Cody. She often shares videos of them running to her when she gets back home from a long trip, and it's the most heartwarming thing ever.
Like we see with many celeb families, every member is roped into the family business of brand endorsements. Coco and Cody secured their mama a partnership with Hills Pet Food SA, and in 2021 she was a judge for the Hills Pet Slimmer competition.
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Rapper Gigi Lamayne has two lovely babies, Apollo and Ares “Reece”, whom she calls the Lamayne twins. They are both maltese poodles, and according to Gigi, are the naughtiest boys on the block.
If you follow their Instagram page @lamaynetwins long enough, you could learn that they have vastly distinct personalities. Isn't it interesting that personalities show even in dogs posted online? For instance, Apollo is a Liverpool hater, and their merchandise makes him itch. It’s adorable.
Queen Sono is not only a mom to two lovely girls, she is also a mom to five fur babies. Yes, we know that’s a lot! But she must really love dogs, and she can afford to give them all a happy and comfortable life, so why not?
We have been learning from Pearl that dogs and teenagers have something important in common: they are perpetually unimpressed by their parents. It is always hilarious but heartbreaking when she tries a TikTok trend with her fur babies, but it goes horribly wrong as they completely ignore her. But don’t worry, Pearl, we’re sure they love you.
Lerato “LKG” Kganyago has the cutest white dogs, and they have a permanent scowl on their face. It’s funny because they kind of remind us of Samuel L Jackson because of it.
But don’t let their angry faces fool you, the two are insane balls of energy. Just recently, the media personality wanted to get a babysitter for them because they just don’t let her do anything when they are around. It’s all love though; she can’t really hold a grudge against those innocent eyes
We may be forgetting one thing - these dogs get to live with our favourite ZAlebs, and they probably don't even realise it. Does anyone know how to become a dog briefly and get adopted by Pearl Thusi? We're asking for a friend.