The San Francisco 49ers have added Zoë to its roster, the NFL’s first emotional support dog, brought on to improve the mental health of both players and staff.
The one-year-old French bulldog is now stationed on hand at Levi’s Stadium to console members of the 49ers any time, before and after games, CBS San Francisco reports.
“Zoë’s talents are many,” CBS reported, “they include an irresistible charm, the ability to carry a ball quite a long distance without fumbling, an uncanny technique of relaxing her big teammates, and an Instagram account that features many famous Niners cuddling with her.”
— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) October 3, 2019
It is not known yet how often the players have “cuddled” with Zoë, but the pup is a hit on social media.
Because your timeline almost certainly needs more #puppycontent: Meet Zoe, the NFL’s first emotional support dog, who joined the 49ers family when @SollyThomas90 needed her most:https://t.co/KjlGxb3HRT
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) August 28, 2019
Dogs are just the best. 🐶
— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) August 28, 2019
We are big fans of Zoe and the 49ers at our house pic.twitter.com/ZEgJrRnkDG
— Matt Tennyson (@Tennyson_Matt) November 17, 2019
It also seems that Zoë has an endorsement contract already:
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) December 28, 2019
Zoë even has her own Instagram account:
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