Here are some photos of Katherine Schwarzenegger at this past weekend’s premiere of Imax’s Superpower Dogs. She was apparently there because she’s a brand ambassador for Pedigree, the dog food company. Such is the life of a well-connected second-generation Hollywood type, I suppose. I’m not suggesting that Katherine is a lazy trust-funder, but I am saying that her “jobs” seem to be very niche – “brand ambassador” for a dog food company and “author” of a few books which… were they successful? All of which to say, most people know her as Chris Pratt’s fiancee. And that’s fine too. As it turns out, Katherine does have one other job: talking about dogs and how she was a foster dog-mom.
“I have one love of my life right now, in the dog area, which is my little Maverick,” Katherine Schwarzenegger, 29, told Us on Saturday, March 9. “So, he’s my one dog, but we have a family dog named Champ as well.”
As for how her passion for pups came about, Schwarzenegger explained that it goes way back to when she was little. “I’ve grown up around dogs and loved dogs my whole life,” she told Us before touching on her work with Pedigree, whom she is a brand ambassador for.
“It’s really exciting for me to be able to work with a brand like [that] who does such great work, continuing to spread awareness about animal rescue and dog adoption. It’s something I’m really passionate about ever since I got Maverick and adopted him.”
However, just because Schwarzenegger is mom to just one single pooch at the moment, the California native was once a foster to seven dogs at one time — and was nice enough to share her knowledge with Us about how to manage multiple pets at once.
“Oh my gosh, I mean, I only have my dog Maverick and I get overwhelmed by how much time that takes sometimes,” she explained. “So, I think, again, just time management, making sure you do thorough research before you make the decision to get a dog because it is such a big commitment and changes your life… You should foster first and kind of get your toes wet. But, I mean, I go on walks with Maverick, I take him on hikes, I try to be really active with him.”
I think this is good advice? I mean, obviously, you should foster a dog or get to know a dog before you jump right in. You should understand the time commitment and the effort you’re going to put into a dog. That was one of the reasons why I got a kitten after my dog died a few years back. I thought a kitten would be easier, and in some ways, cats ARE easier, but hand to God, I’m shocked by how much personality this little panther kitten has. I thought I was getting a sleepy little housecat. What I got was a tiny, fur-covered terrorist who stalks me all day long, cries for no reason and likes sleep with me, with his little head on the pillow. My point? You never really know with animals. That’s the fun of it. But yes, be prepared!
As for Katherine and Chris Pratt… she also told Us Weekly that she’s getting “everything done” on the wedding planning and that “we’re pretty good with time management so it works out really well.” Chris recently told media outlets that he “barely” has time to contribute anything towards the wedding planning though. I get the feeling that’s the dynamic between them though – he expects her to plan her dream wedding and he’s just going to show up.
Photos courtesy of WENN.