Chris first shared a photo of his pup, Dodger, on Valentine's Day, 2017. "Happy Valentine's Day everyone! From me and this desperate social climber," he tweeted alongside a blurry photo of Dodger licking his face. Dodger, who was originally named Benny, was adopted by Chris from a shelter. "That's the name the shelter gave him when he came in as a stray," Chris said of the name Benny. "He was there for about a month. I can't believe no one snagged him sooner!" Alongside another video from the day he adopted him, he wrote: "I knew right away that he was coming home with me, so I took this video to always remember our first hello. Rescue dogs are the best dogs!!"
Chris has shared so much about his furry BFF over the years, like that he loves his stuffed lion that sings, and even howls along with it. Actually, Dodger is a lover of all things and people. "My dog is still a pure, brand new soul, enjoying nonverbal bonds of love + acceptance w pretty much everything," Chris shared.
He's also shared the backstory of Dodger's name: though he was called Benny for a month in the shelter, Chris chose the name Dodger for a seriously cute reason. "There's a movie called 'Oliver & Company,' it's an animated movie. I grew up watching it," he said in an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" "When I first saw him in the shelter, I just said, 'Oh man, that looks like Dodger from "Oliver & Company."' And then after I decided I was taking him home with me, I went through the process of thinking of other names and I just couldn't get off Dodger."
Perhaps the cutest fact involving Chris and Dodger's bond is the tattoo Chris has in honor of his sweet boy, which he got shortly after adopting him. Chris shared a photo of Dodger lying on his chest, right over the tattoo of his own name, and later told Jimmy Kimmel of the ink: "It didn't take much convincing. I'll never regret that tattoo. I've regretted a few in my life, but not that one."