“PAWN STARS” fan fave AUSTIN “CHUMLEE” RUSSELL has a serious case of puppy love!
In fact, he’s so infatuated with his precious pit bulls, Forrest and Rosco, that he spoils them with fancy clothes, designer collars – and nail polish! And the lovable dimwit of the History Channel series often shows up late to work because he insists that the dogs HAVE to be fed at exactly 8:30 a.m.
Forrest, a 7-month-old female, “eats like a horse” and “likes to dress well,” says Chumlee.
“She has a few fine collars. Her favorite, a Louis Vuitton, is a gift from our publicist.”
And Chumlee has no problem painting the pit’s toenails or putting Forrest in fancy dresses!
The floppy-eared Rosco, a male, is more “goofy” and rambunctious than his sister and loves to play.
BUT make no mistake – Chumlee, 30, takes pet ownership seriously and has had the pups working with an animal trainer for several months. Forrest is even learning to be a therapy dog.
It’s probably a safe bet that the pooches will continue to be pampered for the foreseeable future. “Pawn Stars,” which is filmed at Las Vegas’ Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, is a huge hit, drawing nearly 4 million viewers a week in its sixth season.
And while Chumlee may take some ribbing from his co-stars – shop owners Richard “Old Man” Harrison, his son Rick Harrison and Rick’s son Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison – he’s the big man on the set for at least two adoring fans – his pit bulls!