Here’s 15+ Times BTS’s V Proved He’s A True Animal Lover

“Am I not allowed to love animals?” — V

BTS‘s V is a certified animal lover. He especially loves dogs! Yet, he loves all animals, including cats, birds, and even snakes! He certainly does not discriminate. He is loving and kind to everyone and everything he meets.

While there are numerous moments to choose from, we have selected some of the best. Here are 15+ times V proved he’s a true animal lover…

1. His relationship with his dog Yeontan

Of course, we have to start with Yeontan— he’s everyone’s favorite dog, after all!

We were first introduced to him during Jin‘s birthday live broadcast in 2017 when he was just a puppy!

BTS’s V with Yeontan | BTS/VLIVE

Now, he’s all grown up and has many, many appearances in BTS content. There’s honestly so much to choose from, so we’ll just include some of our favorite moments… Starting with when V officially introduced Yeontan to ARMY.

And, of course, when he shared this sweet moment from when he was playing with Yeontan (he was just a baby)!

Recently, he changed his profile picture to a photo of Yeontan!

| Weverse

Whenever he shares cute candid videos of him on social media…

When they give each other kisses…

This proud dad even included Yeontan in one of his Naver x Dispatch photoshoots!

2. BTS’s Buzzfeed interview with puppies

The best interview would definitely go to Buzzfeed for giving BTS puppies to play with. When V found out about it, his face said it all. We’ve literally never seen V look happier during an interview.

| Buzzfeed Celeb/YouTube

Just look at his interactions with the puppies. He was living his best life!

| Buzzfeed Celeb/YouTube
| Buzzfeed Celeb/YouTube

Even when one of the puppies peed on the floor during the interview, he not only remained unphased…

| Buzzfeed Celeb/YouTube 

He thought it was adorable and happily volunteered to help clean it up!

| Buzzfeed Celeb/YouTube

3. When a bird landed on his hand

In BTS: Bon Voyage season 2, the members go to Hawaii, and V was overjoyed when a bird landed on his hand.

| Twitter via BTS: Bon Voyage

4. When Zach Sang brought his dog out during an interview

During a Zoom interview, Zach Sang’s dog Lou could be heard barking, so then, of course, the members wanted to be introduced!


i had to introduce my dog Lou to BTS! #fyp #foryoupage #BTS #bts_official_bighit #frenchbulldog 💜

♬ Dynamite – BTS

5. When he couldn’t help but play with a cat during a photoshoot

Photoshoots are always more fun with a friend!

| @BTS_twt/Twitter

6. When he played with some dogs in BTS: Bon Voyage season 4

While in New Zealand, the members met some new fluffy friends, and V got along well.

| @bangtan.official/Facebook
| BTS: Bon Voyage
| @bangtan.official/Facebook

7. When BTS found themselves surrounded by sheep

Also, in season 4 of Bon Voyage, BTS went to a roadside café and found themselves surrounded by a flock of sheep. The boys looked so happy to be enclosed by the cute and fluffy creatures!

| BTS: Bon Voyage

8. His relationship with Khanji

Before there was Yeontan, there was Khanji, a Persian-Chinchilla cat! He was V’s and now lives with his parents. It’s been about five years since ARMY last saw him, but they are reportedly still close.

An old photo of V with Khanji
| @BTS_twt/Twitter
| @BTS_twt/Twitter

9. When he teased a dog on My Pet Clinic

It seemed to be love at first sight…

| My Pet Clinic

But, throughout the interview, he kept teasing the dog!

| My Pet Clinic

10. When he gave a pom kisses

…or whatever he’s doing here.

11. When he casually posed with a snake

You know V’s a true loved of all animals when he can pose with a snake like they’re old dear friends.

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12. When he did photoshoots with even more dogs

In addition to Yeontan, V did another Dispatch x Naver photoshoot with a puppy at Christmastime!

Additionally, he did a photoshoot featuring another cute dog for Vivi magazine.

| Vivi
| Vivi

13. When he partnered with Chopa

In episode 23 of Run BTS!, the members met dogs and trained them. V was with a corgi named Chopa, and he loved Chopa the moment they met!

| Run BTS!
| Run BTS!

14. V with Soonshim

Another one of V’s pets that currently lives with his parents is Soonshim. He is believed to be a Korean Jindo breed.

| @BTS_twt/Twitter

15. V with Sangdol

Sangdol is another one of V and his family’s dogs. He is white and brown and small and fluffy!

| Twitter
| Twitter

16. V with Ssyongssyong

Last but not least, there’s Ssyongssyong, another one of the family dogs. Look how cute he is!

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17. When he shared cute videos and pics of himself playing with cats on Twitter

18. When he had a furry costar in WINGS Short Film #3 STIGMA

In the WINGS Short Film #3 STIGMA, V got to act alongside a white dog!


19. When he stopped to play with a cat during Run BTS!

During episode 146 of Run BTS!, BTS are supposed to be solving the mystery of the missing ARMY headstone. While others were looking for clues and trying to find the thief, V briefly stopped to play with a cat.

Unfortunately, the other members used this against him, suspected and accused him of being the guilty party. Not only did he continually defend himself, but it turned out he was completely innocent in episode 147!

Watch even more sweet moments of V with animals in the videos below:

Source: @vante95x