He might have a tough-looking exterior, but actor Danny Trejo is nothing but a big softie–especially when it comes to his love for dogs.
In fact, last Wednesday (Feb. 24), after two of Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs were stolen and her dog-walker shot, Trejo went on Twitter to let his Machete Kills co-star know that he was on the case.
A couple of days later, he made sure people understood that he and his posse were not “busting down doors” and clarified that “we just know people that deal with dogs.” Luckily, on Saturday (Feb. 27), Gaga’s two dogs, Gustav and Koji, were found unharmed in an alley by a woman and taken to the LAPD where they were reunited with Gaga.
Trejo’s chivalry, however, was not overlooked by several people who were happy he cared so much about Gaga’s pups. Actor Patton Oswalt (The Secret Life of Pets 2) even chimed in to express how much he would like to see a movie based on Trejo hitting the streets to search for the stolen doggos.
If you follow Trejo on Instagram, you know that he is a dog owner himself and has rescued several of them over the years. It’s not just a couple of pooches he has either. If Trejo wanted to put together a dog sledding team, he probably could.
Can’t imagine Machete cuddling up with man’s best friend? Here are 25 of the best photos on Trejo’s Instagram page featuring him hanging out with his fur babies.
Let’s start with four of them chillin’ with Trejo, feet up, on the couch.
We’re not sure if Trejo’s dogs are big fans of the Los Angeles Rams like he is, but they’ll keep their dad company as he watches the game.
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. Apparently, Trejo’s tiny chihuahua is “the mean one.”
And when Trejo’s mean chihuahua is taking a break, the pup seems to enjoy her dad’s shoulder to take a siesta.
More laying back on the couch looking relaxed for Trejo and his puppy posse.
When they’re not hanging on the couch watching TV, the dogs love being outside with Trejo. How about a dip in that California swimming pool?
Trejo took a dog on The Price is Right back in 2019 during Pet Adoption Week. Host Drew Carey looks like he might want Trejo to scratch him behind the ears, too.
Trejo finds some cuddle time with a superhero fan at the Bell County Comic Con in 2018.
Taco Tuesdays are always fun, but a lazy Monday morning with some friends is just about as good as it gets.
Getting some personal time with Trejo on his recliner is all right with his best buds.
The smaller the space, the more comfortable it is for at least one of Trejo’s pets to get nice and warm.
It’s not so easy getting the entire family together for a portrait on the sofa.
Trejo wants you to know that adopting a dog from a shelter is the right thing to do.
The dogs seem to be thinking, “This is our time with dad, so go away.”
This is probably what most people imagined Trejo’s dog to look like. In this post, Trejo gives a shout out to the Best Friends Animal Society.
Even Trejo can’t say no to puppy kisses.
He also can’t say no to puppy hugs.
Doggies come for a bite at Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts.
Trejo makes friends easily, especially when they’re dressed up in costume as Wonder Woman at a comic con.
Big puppies deserve extra love.
Dogs wearing denim seem to be the sloppiest kissers.
Two of Trejo’s dogs, Cash and Penny Lane, pose with him in an advertisement encouraging pet adoption.
Do you know the best way to spend National Pet Day? Just like this.
Trejo is seen meeting a rescue during a film festival. She looks like she wants to be in Trejo’s next movie.
Not only was this dog saved by Danny Trejo, but the pup has also probably helped save other dogs, too, with this adorable photo.
Someone looks like they’re milking Trejo’s unconditional love.