Credit: Arie Luyendyk Jr. on Instagram Photo: Arie Luyendyk Jr. With Puppies in January 2013

Bachelorette runner-up Arie Luyendyk, Jr. is a NASCAR racer by day, and a friend to small puppies by later in the day. This European hunk loves all creatures great and small, but he's especially fond of his dogs, Bear and Bastian. By the way, we'll go ahead and side-step how offended we are that these dogs aren't named Chris and Harrison.

As we know, Arie is currently single and ready to mingle after a tender-hearted breakup with Bachelor winner Courtney Robertson, so we're thrilled that he's filled the empty space in his heart with canines.

"Fresh haircuts for the boys," Arie posted on Instagram along with a photo of himself and his pals with paws. "#Bastian #Bear #ArieTheDogWhisperer."

Sigh, we don't know who looks cuter in this picture Bear, Bastian, or their personal puppy whisperer, Arie. Hit the comments and tell us what you think!

Source: Instagram