We are glad to welcome a new unique character to the community, which is yet to sᴛᴇᴀʟ many hearts. A ɢᴏᴏғʏ, adorable pup who’s as beautiful inside as he is out. With Aardvark, what you see is what you get.
In January, Aardvark was found as a sᴛʀᴀʏ by a Good Samaritan on the streets of Baltimore City and brought into the Maryland SPCA (MDSPCA). The shelter staff couldn’t believe what they saw — a 50-pound dog with a face out of a cartoon and paws like flippers. Brittany Roger, a digital specialist for the MDSPCA said:” Honestly, nobody could take him seriously. His face and his personality inspired a lot of giggles.” An exam with the sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ’s ᴠᴇᴛs revealed that Aardvark was still a puppy, at only 8 months old, and that his small lower jaw had been with him from birth. Roger said:” Most people assume that he’s been through some kind of ᴀᴄᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ. But they’re quickly relieved to find out that he was just born that beautiful.”
Aardvark’s facial ᴅᴇғᴏʀᴍɪᴛʏ never seems to bother him or get in the way of him being a very good boy. Roger added:” Not only does he eat well, but he also likes to chew on things, though not ᴅᴇsᴛʀᴜᴄᴛɪᴠᴇʟʏ. He’s happy and healthy, which makes his ɢᴏᴏғɪɴᴇss even more endearing.” The only thing better than Aardvark’s sweet face is his easygoing personality. The unique pup just seems grateful to be around people who care for him and enjoy his company. Roger said:” He’s an energetic, happy, social little dude. We have so much fun dressing him up and taking him places because nothing really bothers him.” Unfortunately, finding a forever home hasn’t been simple for Aardvark. Though the shelter describes him as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ dog who’s ‘so chummy that [he] could make friends with a brick wall,’ potential adopters keep letting him down.
Roger added:” He has gotten a few applications and for one reason or another they keep falling through. It’s not his fault, but he’s struck out with bad luck.” Hopefully, Aardvark will find a winner soon and be able to give all his love to someone who appreciates him for the one-of-a-kind dog he is.