Pro Pets

Pro Pets --- Portland Timbers defender: Zarek Valentin

Pro Pets --- Portland Timbers defender: Zarek Valentin

Portland Timbers defender, Zarek Valentin, is the proud owner of two French bulldog boston terrier dogs, Rufus and Winston. Valetnin’s two “little dudes” have been his “ride-or-die’s” throughout his four seasons with Portland.

The two pups couldn’t be more different: Rufus is the protector and Winston has a shot at the ‘laziest dog on Earth’ title.

Both are obsessed with greeting their Dad when he comes home, which is frequently captured on Valentin’s Instagram story.

The newest Pro Pets feature, Valentin emphasizes the importance of reciprocating pets’ love and giving them a good home.

Pro Pets is a series of features released by NBC Sports Regional networks to help support Clear the Shelters day, a national pet adoption campaign that partners with hundreds of animal rescues and shelters across the United States and Puerto Rico to offer waived and reduced pet adoption fees for one day. This means you could bring home a new best friend for free on Aug. 17.

Pro Pets with Jordan Kent and his dogs Donut and Waffle!

Pro Pets with Jordan Kent and his dogs Donut and Waffle!

In the last of our Pro Pets series, come hang out with former Oregon Duck and Seattle Seahawk, Jordan Kent and his two dogs named Donut and Waffle!

Kent, now a broadcaster for the Portland Trail Blazers, says the dogs favorite activity is sitting on people's laps and says Waffle knows plenty of tricks!

Pro Pets is a series of features released by NBC Sports Regional networks to help support Clear the Shelters day, a national pet adoption campaign that partners with hundreds of animal rescues and shelters across the United States and Puerto Rico to offer waived and reduced pet adoption fees for one day.

Pro Pets: Timber Joey and his dogs!

Pro Pets: Timber Joey and his dogs!

You all know and love Timber Joey. He keeps the crowd going at Timbers' games and is the master of the chainsaw! Today we look at a different side of the Timbers' mascot as we meet his two dogs!

Learn more about his boxers in the newest Pro Pets feature.

Pro Pets is a series of features released by NBC Sports Regional networks to help support Clear the Shelters day, a national pet adoption campaign that partners with hundreds of animal rescues and shelters across the United States and Puerto Rico to offer waived and reduced pet adoption fees for one day.

Pro Pets: Lexie Gonzales with Rex the bearded dragon

Pro Pets: Lexie Gonzales with Rex the bearded dragon

Oregon State gymnast Lexie Gonzales is the proud owner of Rex, the bearded dragon.

Yes you read that correctly, Lex and Rex!

Lexie competes on beam and vault while Rex’s favorite activity is eating worms. You may have seen the two BFF’s walking around the streets of Corvallis. Rex turns heads everywhere he goes.

Learn more about bearded dragons, A.K.A "dogs with scales", in the newest Pro Pets feature.

Pro Pets is a series of features released by NBC Sports Regional networks to help support Clear the Shelters day, a national pet adoption campaign that partners with hundreds of animal rescues and shelters across the United States and Puerto Rico to offer waived and reduced pet adoption fees for one day.

Pro Pets: Oregon Duck Shane Lemieux's bulldog puppy, Rocko

Pro Pets: Oregon Duck Shane Lemieux's bulldog puppy, Rocko

Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Shane Lemieux is the proud owner of Rocko, an english bulldog puppy.

Rocko loves listening to country music and would definitely be an offensive or defensive lineman if he played football. Also, Rocko would have an italian accent if he could talk, which Lemieux attempts to demonstrate. 

The newest Pro Pets feature might take the top spot for the most adorable wrinkles. 

Pro Pets is a series of features released by NBC Sports Regional networks to help support Clear the Shelters day, a national pet adoption campaign that partners with hundreds of animal rescues and shelters across the United States and Puerto Rico to offer waived and reduced pet adoption fees for one day. 

Pro Pets: Seattle Seahawks DE Jacob Martin with Bubba

Pro Pets: Seattle Seahawks DE Jacob Martin with Bubba

Meet Bubba, Seattle Seahawks Jacob Martin’s energetic golden retriever and the star of NBC Sports Northwest’s first episode of Pro Pets.

Pro Pets is a series of features released by NBC Sports Regional networks to help support Clear the Shelters day, a national pet adoption campaign that partners with hundreds of animal rescues and shelters across the United States and Puerto Rico to offer waived and reduced pet adoption fees for one day. This means you could bring home a new best friend for free on Aug. 17.

Eight month year-old puppy Bubba loves dance parties, kisses and hitting the weight room with his Dad. Seahawks second-year defensive end Martin is poised for a breakout season. With Frank Clark in Kansas City and Jarran Reed suspended to start the season, the pass rush is one of the Seahawks' biggest uncertainties this season.

Owning Bubba helped Martin transition into professional football. Learn more about the duo in the video above.