The photo with the post shows the actor and resident of Tampa Bautista smiling with puppies together.
Bautista, a former WWE Champion, has starred in such films as Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade Runner, and Stuber. He is also a known dog lover who has three of his pitbulls tattooed in the leg and painted on the wall of his office. He has worked to promote Frankie’s Friends Charitable Foundation, a local charity that provides veterinary care to homeowners who can not afford it.
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Actor Kumail Nanjiani, who starred alongside Bautista in Stuber, recalled Bautista’s love for dogs in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times last year.
“He really loves his dogs, man,” said Nanjiani. “There are places where we pulled with a dog in a car, and the dog was overheated and he was so sensitive to that. Dave would be like, “We can not shoot! We must calm him! “And we’d be like,” Dave, we’re losing the light of day, “and Dave would be like,” But he’s all gasping! “And we’d be like,” Okay, Dave. We’ll take a break so the dog can rest a bit. “Then we would film without the dog, then the dog would come back, and Dave would be excited.”
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I needed them, they needed me. These beautiful babies spent the first six years of their lives neglected and abused. And now they are going to spend the rest of their lives being spoiled and loved. Eternally grateful to the amazing animal lovers (Lisa Bricker @frankiesfriends ,Michelle Baker, Patrick & Kimberly Thorpe) in Tampa who worked so hard to keep them safe, find them a home and most importantly keep these two together. Ladies and gentleman I introduce to you….. Maggie and Ollie Bautista. ❤️ #adoptapitbull #pibble #adoptdontshop #adoptapet #adoptadog #dreamchaser #animalrescue #doglover