Platinum-Selling Music Artist Teddy Swims Breaks Down During Emotional Interview with Puppies from #LovePup Foundation

LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2024 – The Johnjay & Rich Show’s Johnjay Van Es invited singer-songwriter Teddy Swims to join his “Hanging with the Dogs” YouTube series this week, which features interviews with celebrities as they spend time with adoptable dogs from Van Es’ #LovePup Foundation.

Swims, who had just found out his platinum-certified single “Lose Control” had taken over the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, got emotional while hanging out with four puppies. Unbeknownst to Van Es, Swims had recently lost his dog in a tragic accident and the puppies did their best to cheer him up.  Watch the video below or click HERE.


Teddy Swims Breaks Down During Emotional Interview with Puppies

About the #LovePup Foundation

An extension of the #LoveUp movement and foundation, Johnjay and Blake Van Es started #LovePup 10 years ago. The #LovePup Foundation is a 501c(3) that believes all dogs deserve the best possible home. Their programs focus on placement, shelter prevention and community partnerships. Donations come through generous individuals, corporations, grants, t-shirt/merchandise sales and event fundraising. To date, Johnjay and his family have fostered hundreds of rescue dogs, helping them find forever homes via social media.  #LovePup has garnered support from many celebrities, including Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Zedd and Enrique Iglesias.  For more information, visit

About The Johnjay & Rich Show

Airing Monday through Friday from 5 to 10 a.m. MT, The Johnjay & Rich Show is a non-stop blend of pop culture, news and events, welcoming a wide range of music artists, newsmakers and celebrities. Joined on-air by Kyle and Payton, the show is a special brand of “reality radio,” with listeners engaged and interacting with the crew via every form of social media - Instagram, Snapchat, X, Facebook, email and text messaging.  Their style means humor comes from any and every direction.  For more information or to find a station in your area, visit  The Premiere Networks-syndicated program is also available via iHeartRadio.

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