'Lou Lou and Moose:' Dogs rise to social media fame cheering on the Irish
NOTRE DAME, Ind. --- The Fighting Irish have fans from all over but there are two special fans from California who are making quite a rumble on social media.
Lou Lou and Moose are siblings who ride around in a little Lamborghini, sporting Irish gear, 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 Notre Dame home game in South Bend.
"They are here to root the Irish every week. We've been posting since they were born. They know how to pose, they know how to greet people, they are just the sweetest!" Randi said.
The pups have 25,000 followers on Instagram and almost 12,000 on TikTok. Their rise to fame is largely powered by… cheese!
"People love the posts, they reply to all the posts, and we just have a good time with it," Shaun said.
Lou Lou and Moose are actually named after Lou Holtz and Moose Krause, legendary Notre Dame football coaches.
"Back in 2016, we sat down with Lou and asked if we could name her after him! And he was very, very delighted! 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 have been backed by Chewy and Bark Box. They donate 25 hundred pounds of food every other week to us and we donate it to anyone who is in need. So, every time 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 they've helped hundreds of dogs in need in that time.
If you'd like to donate to Lou Lou and Moose's dog charity the 'Puppy Pals Club,' click here.