Mickey Rourke & His Family of Little Dogs

As Mickey Rourke mourns for Loki, his beloved Chihuahua who recently passed on at age 17, here's a look at the dogs who are the little loves of his life.

01 of 08

FIRST CLASS POOCH

Image
Bauer Griffin

Mickey Rourke totes his pal Jaws through security at LAX. The actor starred with this dog in a recent PETA ad promoting spay and neutering.

02 of 08

WATER TAXI

Image
Quaglia/Sipa

The Wrestler star holds a pal as he arrives at the 65th annual Venice Film Festival last year in a boat. He told Barbara Walters about how important his dogs were to him in his darker days: “I don’t have kids, the dogs became everything to me.”

03 of 08

HAVE DOG, WILL TRAVEL

HAVE DOG, WILL TRAVEL
Justin/FRIOLO/National Photo

Rourke reportedly got his first dog as a present from his former wife, model Carre Otis, and has had more than a dozen since. Here, he swings through LAX with one of the pack.

04 of 08

DAPPER DATE

DAPPER DATE
AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

He may have thanked his dogs in his Golden Globes acceptance speech, but he brought his Chihuahua, Loki, to the awards ceremony at the Venice Film Festival in September. ”Loki is the love of my life,” he told The New York Times.

05 of 08

FINE DINING

Image
Ronald Asadorian/Splash

The actor, seen here grabbing lunch with friends (one furry) in New York City, reportedly rents a Greenwich Village town house that is adorned with photos of his dogs.

06 of 08

POOCH PROTECTOR

POOCH PROTECTOR
mavrixphoto.com

Vocal about animal issues like spaying and neutering, Rourke rallied outside a Florida pet store to protest the alleged sale of sick puppies in 2007. “I truly believe God created dogs for a cause. They are the greatest companions a man could ever have,” he told the New York Post last year.

07 of 08

SIDEWALK STROLL

SIDEWALK STROLL
INFphoto.com

Seen here on a walk in Rome with one of his pooches, Rourke told The New York Times that his pups have been his comfort during dark times. “Who do I share the good things happening to me with? My dogs, I guess,” he said.

08 of 08

BOSOM BUDDY

Image
AntonioSorano/Liverani/AdMedia

Rourke strokes Loki on an Italian TV show in November. In a recent interview he said that he likes little dogs because you can hold them close, smell their fur and feel their hearts beating.

READ MORE:
* Mickey Rourke’s Beloved Dog Dies
* Mickey Rourke Thanks His Dogs

Related Articles