Handsome Hank is definitely worth a second look!

Animal ID: 252788

Volunteer: Paul C.

Though you might not think it based on first impressions, 3-year old Hank is a true wiggle-butt at heart and a very happy doggie once he’s outside of the kennel! He is also a champion high-jumper and fetch-player; in fact, this boy might just be related to the energizer bunny ’cause he can keep going and going!! Even after a 2-mile run, he has plenty of energy to play. But don’t worry, he also knows the value of some quality loungin’ and loves to hang out after a good workout; matter of fact, he thinks settling in with a Netflix movie sounds just perfect – you bring the snacks and he’ll bring the cuddles!

Here’s some additional info about what makes Hank so lovable, courtesy of Canine Companion volunteer, Paul, who has chosen this handsome Staffie as his volunteer pick:

What do you like best about his personality?
“Hank is a hidden gem in a way. He can seem a little shy and maybe not very engaging while in his kennel. So if you think a dog will immediately connect with you at the shelter, Hank should make you think twice. He’s really sweet, but needs a little time to warm up!”

What first drew you to your pick?
“He’s a beautiful boy! And I’m definitely a sucker for a good looking Staffordshire Terrier. Just great, classic handsome dog looks!”

Is there something special about the way your pick looks?
“I love his eye patch! It’s like having two dogs in one! But I also like how lean and muscular he is. In a past life, I think he was an Olympic athlete!”

What is his coolest/silliest/most unique trait?
“Hank loves to play. And honestly, having a happy, playful friend is one of life’s great joys. Even though this sweet guy shied away a little the first time I went to take him out for a walk, I could see his true colors come through very quickly. I simply gave him a treat or two, and he returned the favor by bringing me one of his tug of war ropes. This shy boy started to turn into his real playful self! We’d tug and tug and he’d win the war – but then he’d bring me another tugging toy, and another, and another as if to say, “how about we try this one now? See if you can win a game for a change!” And the whole time his tail is wagging 100 miles an hour. This is one sweet dog!”

Anything else you’d like to add?
“I really hope that people will give this boy a chance to show that beneath his quiet and shy initial presentation, Hank is a happy, lovable boy. He’s going to make somebody very happy – especially if they love to play!”

The happy & handsome hunk, Hank, is available for adoption at our Oceanside Campus. Come on by and meet this staff & volunteer favorite today!