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Hugo (Dog)

Breed: Belgian Malinois | Adopted Jun 2011

Eva Mendes had a Belgian Malinois guard dog named Hugo that she got in 2011. Hugo passed away in 2014 at the age of 10. The breed is renowned for their agility and protective temperament, and is usually used by police and military forces. While most celebrities have fluffy playful dogs, Eva Mendes got herself a loyal guard dog that follows her every step. Prior to adopting Hugo, Eva had an issue with a fan from New York who stalked her to her doorstep, and claimed she was deathly in love with him (Even after she got a restraining order) Almost a year after, her then-boyfriend Ryan Gosling convinced her to adopt the loyal guard dog companion. Hugo is quite the canine. Thanks to his babysitter / trainer, Cesar Millan, Hugo was capable of taking down any adversary as well as burning off extra energy on a treadmill.

Hugo was also the inspiration behind Jean Claude the dog in Ryan Gosling’s movie The Fall Guy.

Lucho (Dog)

Adopted Jul 2019

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have a rescue Doberman named Lucho, adopted from the Friends for Life Rescue Network in July 2019.

“If you’re looking for a fluffy family member, adoption is a great option. So many little dudes out there needing a home,” she said. “If you’re not able to have a pet but love animals, you can donate to this nonprofit… Your donation helps keep animals off the streets and out of shelters where they euthanize

@evamendes, Instagram, July 2019

George Gosling (Dog)

Breed: Mixed Breed

Goerge was Ryan Gosling’s dog and “true love of his life”. Gosling adopted the lucky mixed breed rescue way back in 1999, with George accompanying Gosling to the sets of all of his movies throughout his career. Gosling considered George not a “real” dog in that he was more a strange person than a dog. George passed away in December 2016 at the age of 17. This lil rescue even made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where he sported his iconic mohawk, which apparently turned him into a badass whenever his fur was cut like this.

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March 5, 1974 (50)


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Eva Mendes is an American actress and model. She began acting in the late 1990s, and after a series of roles in B movies such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), she made a career-changing appearance in Training Day (2001). After receiving international recognition for her role in the crime/drama, she landed roles in movies 2 Fast 2 Furious, Ghost Rider, We Own the Night, Stuck on You, Hitch and The Other Guys. Eva Mendes is married to actor Ryan Gosling and they have two daughters together.