Squad Goals! Olympic snowboarder Maddie Mastro is busy shredding it in the halfpipe in PyeongChang, South Korea, but when she returns home from her Olympic debut, she is a fur mom to three dogs. So paws for just a minute, and watch the video above from our “OlymPets Moments” series to see all of their adorable moments!
The California native, 17, is a firm believer in rescue pets. “All the animals I’ve grown up with are rescued. ‘Adopt, don’t shop’ is something that I’ve grown up hearing my whole life,” she explained to Us. “It really shows with the dogs that we have – they’re just the sweetest, kindest most loving dogs. Just like any other dog that you can buy, but better.”
The Olympic rookie loves her pets so much she even created an Instagram just for them called @zodyandbeasley.
“There’s the smallest dog – Archie – the little terrier. We found him on the streets as a stray. There’s the medium sized dog, Beasley, she’s another terrier pit-bull mix. The biggest dog, which is the youngest dog, is a labradoodle – Zody. We got her from a rescue and Beasley from a pound, and they’re the three greatest dogs you could have,” the winter athlete told Us. “They’re so sweet and funny and life would be boring without them.”
When she’s not busy training for the Olympics, the teen spends any second she has with her furry friends. “It’s so nice to like, come home and just have the three little happy little dogs running around the house.” They’re also good training buddies: “[We] go on hikes and walk them and teach them tricks and just hang out with them.”
To learn more about Mastro, visit teamusa.org. The Olympics air on NBC.