No Pets (Keanu Reeves)
Keanu has no pets and despite the rumors and fantasies of fans, he didn’t adopt any of the dog actors from the John Wick film series. In a Reddit AMA when asked if he likes dogs or cats, he replied “Apples and oranges. I’m going to say some days cats, some days dogs. Depends on the cats and dogs you meet.”
Daisy the Beagle Puppy (Andy)
In the film John Wick, Daisy is a beagle puppy gifted to John Wick by his late wife. The dog’s tragic death is the catalyst for John Wick’s bloody revenge. The dog’s actual name is Andy and he hit it off immediately with co-star Keanu Reeves, according to Animal Actors International dog trainer Kim Krafsky.
Unnamed Pitbull (Burton and Cha Cha)
Burton and Cha Cha both play the same Pitbull — one that John Wick saves from being euthanized at the end of the first movie. The Pitbull in the first and second films was played by Burton who Keanu Reeves nicknamed Bubba. Cha Cha takes over for John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum.
While not technically a pet or real, Keanu is a famous animated cat, voiced by Keanu Reeves. The film, titled Keanu (2016), was written by Jordan Peele and stars Peele and Keegan-Michael Key. While named after Reeves, the film originally didn’t have him as the voice of the cat. After his sister showed him the trailer, Reeves got in touch with the producers, then his voice was added in before its official release.
John Wick 3 Dogs - Belgian Malinoises
In John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, Halle Berry’s character Sofia AL-Azwar had two Belgian Malinois dogs named Dazir and Havan that helped out Keanu Reeves as John Wick. Dazir translates to “Gift from God”, and Havan translates to “safe place”. There were actually five dog actors playing the two roles names are Boyca, Ikar, Tai, Santana, and Sam 7. Unlike most films that use CGI, the dogs, like the human actors in John Wick, did almost all of their own stunts. Along with extensive combat training, Berry trained extensively with the dogs. This was so they could all act better together by listening and looking at Berry while filming, as opposed to the dogs looking off-screen at a trainer.
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Keanu Charles Reeves’ first name means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian. He’s known to love his animal co-stars and has a history of supporting the animal rights group PETA. He’s not known to own any pets. Keanu Reeves career became notable with the Bill and Ted movies but skyrocketed after his roles in both Speed and The Matrix Trilogy. He won the MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male in 1992 and has since shelved other notable nominations and awards including a Brave Otto for Best Actor and a BAMBI for Best International Actor.
Does Keanu Reeves have a Dog?
Unfortunately, Keanu Reeves still does not have a dog. After watching America’s favorite actor avenge an adorable puppy in John Wick, the world asked, “Will Keanu get a dog and make us love him even more?” The answer is still no. Even after the movie became a series with multiple films and even more adorable dogs (hello, Halle Berry and the two Belgian Malinois hounds in John Wick 3!), Keanu Reeves is still dog free! It’s a travesty but we still love him.
Fun fact: Keanu Reeves (as John Wick) wasn’t the only badass during filming. Cha Cha, a pitbull starring in the third film, picked a fight with a horse on set in New York. It’s fitting, if you think about it — John Wick’s dog would be tough enough to fight a horse.
On a related but unrelated note, Keanu Reeves stated during a Reddit AMA that his favorite superhero is Wolverine. Wolverine is only a couple of steps away from being a hound, so maybe there’s still hope.
Keanu Reeves’ History
Keanu Charles Reeves is an American-Canadian actor that was born in Lebanon to an English mother and Hawaiian father. As a child and teenager he lived in Australia and New York, before settling in Toronto. Being one of Hollywood’s leading male actors over the last 30 years, he has amassed an estimated net worth of $350 million. That’s enough to buy several thousand puppies, or even an entire puppy ranch, but we digress.
Living in Canada as a teen, he became a skilled hockey player. He also developed a love of acting, which landed him a role in the 1986 movie Youngblood, which starred Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze. He broke into the mainstream with his starring role in the two Bill and Ted movies. He followed it up with Point Break in 1991, which had him starring opposite Patrick Swayze. His lead role in Speed, co-starring Sandra Bullock and Dennis Hopper, is what cemented him as a leading actor in Hollywood. He is best known for his leading role in The Matrix series, alongside Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, and Hugo Weaving. In 2020, Keanu Reeves played the role of Bill in the beloved Bill & Ted series and Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) with Samara Weaving.