Shelter Dog With Special Face Just Wants Someone To Love Him

What you see is what you get with Aardvark: a funny, lovable pooch who is as wonderful on the inside as he is on the outside.

Aardvark was rescued as a stray on the streets of Baltimore City by a Good Samaritan in January and sent to the Maryland SPCA (MDSPCA). The shelter workers couldn’t believe their eyes when they spotted a 50-pound dog with a cartoon face and flipper-like paws.


“Honestly, nobody could take him seriously,” Brittany Roger, an MDSPCA digital expert, told The Dodo. “His face and personality drew a lot of laughter.”

Aardvark was just 8 months old when he was examined by the shelter’s veterinarians, and his little lower jaw had been the same since birth. “Most people believe he was in some type of accident,” Roger explained. “However, they are instantly relieved to learn that he was just born that gorgeous.”


Aardvark’s facial abnormality does not appear to disturb him or prevent him from being a wonderful youngster. “Not only does he eat well, but he also enjoys chewing on objects — but not destructively,” Roger explained. “He’s happy and healthy, which adds to his adorable goofiness.”

Aardvark’s laidback nature is the only thing nicer than his charming looks. The unusual dog just appears to be pleased to be in the presence of people who love him and like his company.

“He’s a joyful, active little boy,” Roger added. “We have a lot of fun dressing him up and taking him around since he isn’t bothered by anything.”


Unfortunately, Aardvark has had a difficult time finding a forever home. Despite the shelter’s description of him as a “one-size-fits-all” dog who’s “so chummy that [he] could make friends with a stone wall,” potential adopters continue to turn him down.

“He’s had a few applications, but they keep falling through for one reason or another,” Roger explained. “It’s not his fault, but he’s had a string of poor luck.”


Aardvark hopes to find a winner soon and be able to give all of his affection to someone who recognizes him for the one-of-a-kind canine he is.

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