Kate Upton’s Must-Have Pet Gear Includes Baseballs, Bones and Frisbees

Kate Upton and her dog
Kate Upton attends the Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge at the Utah Winter Olympic Park on March 12, 2016, in Park City, Utah. Fred Hayes/Getty Images

Bringing out the animal (lover) in her! Kate Upton chatted with Us Weekly at the Grand Slam Adoption Event in Lakeland, Florida, and shared her favorite must-have pet gear.

“One of my dogs loves squeaky toys, but my Jack Russell mix likes to tear them apart, so right now I have a love-hate with that,” explained the model, who shares three dogs with longtime boyfriend Justin Verlander. “I have pieces of stuffed animal spread all over my house, so I don’t really like those! I just go for a standard bone, any kind of animal bone is great. I also love Frisbees or tennis balls, bones. We have a lot of baseballs laying around the house, so my boxer goes crazy for those.”

Upton, 23, added that she’s a fan of personalized dog bowls and beds (“I think it’s so cute”), and likes being able to snuggle up with her furry pals at home.

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“Our dogs are spoiled. We have a dog bed in every single room,” the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model said. “So they can always be next to us without jumping on the white couch. … We have all different kinds [of dog beds], but I like the ones that lay flat so that when I’m watching TV, I can lay in the bed with my dogs and snuggle them.”

Upton frequently shares photos of herself with various puppies on her Instagram account, though her boxer Harley is perhaps the most popular guest on her feed.

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