Ok, we confess: We are more than a little obsessed with Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix from Vanderpump Rules. We’ve been shipping them super hard since the mere mention of them kissing in the Golden Nugget pool in Vegas all those years ago. Our devotion to the human embodiment of #couplegoals is so intense that we recently found ourselves concerned because the loved up twosome hadn't been posting enough photos of each other on Instagram. Sure, Ariana said it was because she didn’t have enough space on her phone for new pictures, but we had to be sure. As we did a deep dive to make sure their TRU LUV was still intact (you can breathe a sigh of relief, it is), we noticed that Tom and Ariana are major animal lovers!
Ariana's love doesn't just extend to Tom, but the whole animal kingdom—dogs, cats and horses, especially. Ariana is an equestrian and proud Horse Girl, often talking about how much her Florida-based horses, IQ and Walter, mean to her. Ariana also has other pets that may not win her blue ribbons but are adorable just the same. She has small, fluffy Charlotte York Madix—a rescue dog with her own Instagram account that has been by Ariana’s side for 13 years—as well as a rescue cat. Not much has been said on social media about Ariana’s cat, but after some Kristen Doute-level sleuthing, we think her name is Mittens, based solely on the fact that Scheana Shay commented “Mittens!” on an Instagram photo.
Ariana isn’t the only animal lover in the relationship; Tom can hold his own when it comes to animal appreciation (and by "his own" we mean “other people’s dogs”). Since he and Ariana live together, he has adopted all her pets as his own, especially Charlotte York. In addition to carrying Charlotte around, he’s also carried Giggy on more than one occasion—but who could blame him?
We hope you enjoyed our investigation into Tom and Ariana’s pets and we encourage you to begin your own deep dive. Please scroll through the following photos like you are Kristen Doute trying to track down a Florida waitress.
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