The San Francisco 49ers have enlisted the services of their most adorable teammate, an emotional support dog named Zoë.
With the addition of the one-year-old French Bulldog, the 49ers have become the first team in the NFL to have an emotional support animal.
Could this be the reason they have started out with seven straight wins this season?
“The players rely on Zoë to brighten their day,” a team spokesperson told CNN. “Meetings, practice, and workouts can make for a long day. Zoë acts as a stress reliever.”
While Zoë’s owner is Austin Moss, the 49ers director of player engagement, the pup spends most of her time near the team’s training facility, not far from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
The team’s four-legged friend helps boost morale and relieve stress.
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