In some ways, the boys in BTS are just like us. Okay, most of us aren’t releasing chart-topping hit after chart-topping hit , or casually buying entire buildings with the billions to our name. But when it comes to appreciating cute, fluffy animals, BTS and the rest of us are in agreement. The K-pop group’s members are true animal lovers who regularly fawn over their pets on social media. And fans have even taken their cue by donating to animal organisations on their behalf. Read on to meet BTS’ pets, who’ve risen to fame just like their owners. 5 adorable Korean child actors who became K-drama A-listers as adults V’s Pomeranian, Yeontan When most of us get a new dog, the news doesn’t usually end up trending on Twitter, as much as we’d like it to. But that’s because we aren’t V. When V introduced his new Pomeranian to the world, the announcement was met with a massive response, taking 15th place on Twitter’s trending topics. Meet Yeontan – which means coal briquette in Korean – or Tannie for short. V can’t seem to stop himself from taking videos and pictures of Tannie and uploading them to his social media, and now Tannie has a fan base, as well. 이름:연탄 우리집 새식구 #김태형 pic.twitter.com/iY5YJjVhnl — 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) December 18, 2017 On September 7, Tannie’s birthday, the hashtag #3YearsWithYeotan trended worldwide. Fan base BTS V Union donated to the organisation Feeding Pets of the Homeless, and other fan groups around the world such as KTH Philippines and KTH Nepal made similar efforts in their local communities. RM’s Spitz, Rap Mon #InternationalDogDay #Rapmon #RM #김남준 #NAMJOON @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/KOshzBeH1G — RMPICS ⟭⟬ᴮᴱ⁷ (@RMPICS_twt) August 26, 2019 RM’s white Spitz – named Rap Mon, after himself – has kept his family company since 2013. But unfortunately, what with RM’s busy schedule keeping him from home, Rap Mon no longer recognises him when he visits. RM has expressed his sadness on social media, commenting that now Rap Mon only approaches him when he can ploy his pet with a dog treat. The technique clearly seems to work, though, since the rapper has also posted pictures of him taking the dog for walks and playing with it. No dating, no phones, no food? The rules K-pop idols live by Suga’s poodle, Holly Suga also has a family dog named Holly, who he first introduced in September 2016 by posting a photo with the caption, “Holly only likes the person giving food”. Suga is famously known for his love for his pup, even being nicknamed “Holly’s dad” by fans. However, he actually revealed that before Holly, he wasn’t really a dog lover – the poodle was just too irresistible. Even his bandmates have called Suga out for how fond he is of his pet. In a June 12, 2017, clip from Suga’s radio show, DJ Suga’s Honey FM06.13 , J-hope pointed out that Suga is so proud of Holly that he calls her the smartest dog ever even over something as basic has her going for a walk. Suga’s character design for the BT21 collaboration with Line Friends was also inspired by Holly. Jin’s sugar glider, Gukmool 오뎅이 국물이 석지니 pic.twitter.com/dDyUpsEvja — 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) November 1, 2018 Jin’s pet is a little more exotic – he has a sugar glider named Gukmool, which means soup in Korean. Gukmool was previously joined by two other sugar gliders, Odeng and Eomuk – both words for fish cake, coming to “fish cake soup”, if you put all three together. Unfortunately, Odeng and Eomuk have since passed away from falls from their cages. In a V Live session on March 20, 2019, Jin got quite emotional over the deaths of his pets, saying, “small animals can get into a lot of accidents, so I hope people who have small animals as pets take good care of them and have more information on them”. He also once had a rescue white Maltese dog, Jjangu, who passed away as well. The song Tonight, which Jin wrote and released in 2019, was dedicated to his pets, with the lyrics, “ You’re in my every passing day, I’m in your every passing day If I close my eyes, it feels like those times we spent together will be brought back. ” J-hope’s shih-tzu, Mickey J-hope enjoys dressing up his shi tzu, Mickey, in cute outfits, from angel costumes to basketball uniforms. The dancer is such a concerned pet owner that he once turned to TV show My Pet Clinic in 2015 to voice his worries about Mickey’s nightly snoring, inquiring whether it indicates any health problems. (Apparently it’s due to restricted air flow, a common issue in brachycephalic breeds – breeds with short faces and noses – and can be alleviated through surgical procedures.) J-Hope showed his love for his dog and his bandmates’ pets in his June 27, 2019, performance on music TV programme Show! Music Core, in which he changed the lyrics of his rap section in the song Dope to include the names of BTS members’ pets: Soonshim, V’s family dog that lives with his grandmother; Gureum, Jungkook’s dog; Ddosun, Jimin’s childhood dog; and Rap Mon, of course. 9 new Korean movies to watch out for in 2021 Jungkook’s Maltese, Gureum 2년만에 보는 구름이 날 잊지 않았구나 ㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜ pic.twitter.com/FblxrOuCUM — 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) January 5, 2015 Jungkook’s pet Maltese, Gureum – which means cloud in Korean – is a rescue dog that lives with his family back in Busan. In Bring the Soul: The Movie, Jungkook drew Gureum after saying, “Creative block, I need inspiration.” Even though he has impressive drawing skills, he added a humble note saying, “My Gureum is much prettier. This one looks like a different dog.” 정구기 창작의 고통,, 그리고 그 결과물 우리 구름이☁️ 아니 우리 구름이 더 이뿐뎅 전혀 다른 개가 나왔쟈나! #정국 #JUNGKOOK #BTS @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/HCLMhfQkSS — (@_koooo901) October 8, 2019 In a 2014 interview with Ize magazine, Jungkook said that he misses Gureum a lot and asked the hyungs , or older members, of BTS if he could bring Gureum to their shared house. Unfortunately they all disagreed, saying that the house wasn’t a good environment for a dog, considering that the members would rarely be at home to keep it company. Jimin’s dog, Ddosun 가족들과 소중한 시간들이 되길 바랄게요 #JIMIN pic.twitter.com/PVTldgJHXt — 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) May 5, 2020 Back when he was a kid , Jimin had a pit bull terrier and Korean jindo mix named Ddosun. It’s unknown whether Jimin has a pet of his own at the moment – although he did upload a picture of two retrievers to BTS’ official Twitter account on May 6, commenting, “I hope you guys spend a good time with your family”. 지민이 좋아하는 강아지친구들에게 조금이라도 도움이 됐으면 하는 마음으로, 방탄소년단 지민 이름으로 ‘드림오브독스 유기견 보호소’에게 사료 220kg, 펫우유 54개 후원했습니다. #지민 #JIMIN 라스트스탑 pic.twitter.com/UjMi1yQ4Ug — (@laststop_jimin) October 20, 2020 Jimin’s love of animals is well-known, with fans giving him the nickname Gangyangee – the Korean words for dog and cat combined together. In celebration of his birthday on October 13, Korean fan base LSST (@laststop_jimin on Twitter) donated 220kg of dog food and 54 cartons of pet milk to the Dream of Dogs dog shelter under Jimin’s name. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .