We are glad to welcome a new unique character to the community, which is yet to stel many hearts. A goofy, adorable pup who’s as beautiful inside as he is out. With Aardvark, what you see is what you get.
Aardvark was found as a stray on the streets of Baltimore City by a Good Samaritan in January and taken to the Maryland SPCA (MDSPCA). The shelter workers couldn’t believe what they saw: a 50-pound dog with a cartoon face and flipper-like paws.”Honestly, nobody could take him seriously,” said Brittany Roger, a digital specialist for the MDSPCA.”His face and personality made me laugh a lot.” Aardvark was only 8 months old when he was examined by the shelter’s veterinarians, and his small lower jaw had been with him since birth.”Most people assume he’s been in an accident,” Roger explained.But they’re relieved to learn that he was simply born that way.”
Aardvark’s facial deformity does not seem to bother him or prevent him from being a good boy.”Not only does he eat well, but he also likes to chew on things, though not destructively,” Roger added.He’s happy and healthy, which adds to his endearing goofiness.”Aardvark’s easygoing personality is the only thing better than his sweet face.
The unusual dog simply appears to be grateful to be in the company of people who love him and enjoy his company.”He’s an energetic, happy, social little dude,” Roger said.We have so much fun dressing him up and taking him places because 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 brick wall,” potential adopters keep passing him up.
“He’s gotten a few applications, and for one reason or another, they keep falling through,” Roger added. It’s not his fault, but he’s had a string of bad luck.”Aardvark hopes to find a winner soon and be able to give all of his love to someone who recognizes him for the one-of-a-kind dog he is.