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Seattle Mariners Justin Topa and Hank

Home Run Hounds: Justin Topa Hits It Out of the Park with His Dog Hank!

In celebration of Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, meet Seattle Mariners pitcher Justin Topa and his adopted dog Hank — plus more pawesome baseball players from around the country who chose to adopt their furry friends!


What’s more All-American than baseball and man’s best friend? The answer is nothing and that’s why our pals at Best Friends Animal Society are celebrating Major League Baseball players from around the country who chose to adopt their furry companions including our own Seattle Mariners pitcher, Justin Topa and his dog Hank (pictured above with his wife Trish)!

So, let’s play ball! Your dog will want to. We promise. But first, get your dog’s Mariners gear here.

The other Players and Pups (and some felines too) who participated include:

2023 Seattle Mariners Bark at the Park

And last but not least, the 2023 Seattle Mariners Bark at the Park officially kicks off on Monday, April 3rd.

To see all of the upcoming Bark at the Park games and to buy your tickets, click here.

About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to around 355,000. Best Friends runs lifesaving programs across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 4,100 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®. For more information, visit


about the author

Brandie Ahlgren is founder and editor of CityDog Magazine. She, and her team of dog-loving editors, dig up the best places for you to sit, stay and play with your four-legged friends. Brandie, 12-year-old boxer Thya and Mexican foster failure Pancho, reside in West Seattle and can often be found hanging out at Westcrest Dog Park.

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