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Matthew McConaughey's Pets

Does Matthew McConaughey Have Any Pets?

Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves have four rescue dogs and two rescue cats.

Foxy (Dog)

Breed: Red Heeler | Adopted Feb 2006

After the tragic loss of Ms. Hud, McConaughey revealed Foxy on Oprah Winfrey’s show in February 2006. This red heeler is a breed of Australian cattle dog, which are descendants of the dingo. Foxy has appeared many times in the tabloids, thanks to his human often being photographed running shirtless on the beach.

BJ (Beef Jerky) (Dog)

Breed: Mixed Breed

B.J. was McConaughey’s next rescue dog after Foxy, with initials that stand for “Beef Jerky.” B.J. is the white dog in the middle of this photo. He shared a crazy story about B.J. on The Graham Norton Show that involves BJ, a giant ram and throwing his baby down a cliff to escape. Check out the video for the full story.

Bigi (Cheesy) (Dog)

Breed: Mixed Breed | Adopted Aug 2012

Camila Alves has a rescue mutt named Bigi, who she also calls “Cheesy”.

Ms. Hud (Dog)

Breed: Mixed Breed | Adopted 1993

Ms. Hud was a lab/chow mix that McConaughey picked up from a pound in Arizona in 1993. They were very close and traveled everywhere together. Sadly in 2005, Ms. Hud was diagnosed with cancer and had to be put to sleep.

White Rescue Dog (Dog)

Breed: Mixed Breed | Adopted Jan 2021

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves adopted a white four-month-old rescue dog in January 2021.

New addition to the family. What was I thinking!!! 4 months old …THANK YOU  @humanesociety for what you do!! This little one has a home now!

@camilamcconaughey, Instagram, Janaury 2021

Black Rescue Puppy (Dog)

Breed: Mixed Breed | Adopted Jan 2021

And just two days after adopting a white pup, Camila Alves revealed they adopted a black puppy!

If you thought…what was I thinking with a 4 month old puppy…well how about with another one that’s 2 months old!! Yep, got work cut out for me in the next months! 3 kids, 2 older dogs , 2 pups, 1 cat and my mother in law again, THANK YOU @humanesociety for helping this little guy find his home!! I mean… come on…found on the streets and with this little face he had to come home!

@camilamcconaughey, Instagram, January 2021

Rescue Cats (Cat)

Adopted 2022

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have two rescue cats. And the ginger tabby and black kitty both look very happy to be roommates in their furever home!

Bobby (Dog)

Breed: Labrador

Like with her husband, Camila Alves has always loved dogs. She’s seen here with her first dog, Bobby (who happens to look a lot like her recent adoption).

I was a bit of a tomboy growing up with a lot in my mind always! I am not much of a tomboy now but I still have a lot in my mind…always!! My first dog here was named Bobby. He wouldn’t stop stealing our food he was very naughty! (I thought it was funny) My dad gave him away… so I think that’s part of why I want every animal I see!

@camilamcconaughey, Instagram, September 2020

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey Pets


November 4, 1969 (54)


Camila Alves

(2012 - )

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Matthew McConaughey is an American actor. His breakout role was in the 1993 comedy Dazed and Confused, with other notable 90s roles in A Time to Kill, Amistad and Contact. In the 2000s, he was became well known for his romantic comedies, such as The Wedding Planner with Jennifer Lopez, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days with Kate Hudson, Failure to Launch with Sarah Jessica Parker and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Jennifer Garner.

In the 2010s, he started to appear in dramatic roles, such as The Lincoln Lawyer, Mud with Reese Witherspoon, Magic Mike with Channing Tatum, The Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo DiCaprio and Interstellar with Anne Hathaway. For his starring role in 2013’s Dallas Buyers Club, he won an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. In 2012 he married Brazilian model Camila Alves and have four children together.

On top of adopting dogs himself, McConaughey is known to help any animals in need and is a supporter of the Mississippi Animal Rescue League. After Hurricane Katrina, he helped rescue over 50 dogs and 20 cats.