NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Fighting Irish have fans from all over, but there are two special fans from California who are making a lot of noise on social media.
Lou Lou and Moose are siblings who drive around in a tiny Lamborghini, wearing Irish clothes, and their social media videos are a huge hit.
Randi and Shaun Takkinen are the humans behind the dog’s accounts. They make the trip to every home game from Notre Dame to South Bend.
“They’re there to root for Irish people every week. We’ve been posting since they were born. They know how to pose, they know how to greet people, they’re just the nicest!” Randy said.
The puppies have 25,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 12,000 on TikTok. Their rise to fame is largely fueled by…cheese!
“People love the messages, they respond to every message, and we have a great time with it,” Shaun said.
Lou Lou and Moose are actually named after legendary Notre Dame football coaches Lou Holtz and Moose Krause.
“In 2016, we sat down with Lou and asked him if we could give him his name! And he was very, very thrilled! He was very excited,” Randi said.
They also give back to the local South Bend community through their charity, the ‘Puppy Pals Club’.
“We give out free food, drinks, beds, treats, leashes,” Randi said. “We’ve been supported by Chewy and Bark Box. They give us 25 hundred pounds of food every two weeks and we give it to anyone who needs it. So whenever we’re on the road with Notre Dame, we bring all kinds of food and treats to all kinds of homeless dogs.”
Randi and Shaun have only missed 3 home games since 2007 and have helped hundreds of dogs in need during that time.
If you would like to donate to Lou Lou and Moose’s dog charity, the “Puppy Pals Club”, click here.