After getting home from helping the Texans clinch the AFC South title, J.J. Watt posted a photo on Instagram with Houston Dash star and girlfriend Kealia Ohai and their two new puppies Tex and Finley.
The post – as is wont to do with anything J.J. Watt puts on social media – went viral with more than 330,000 likes on Instagram by Tuesday afternoon.
There are quite a few dog lovers among Houston athletes. Astros pitcher Lance McCullers has a foundation that helps and promotes pet adoptions.
Astros pitcher Justin Verlander and his wife Kate Upton also have an annual event at the ballpark to raise awareness for local pet adoption agencies.
Browse through the photos above for a look at Houston athletes and their beloved dogs.