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Chris Evans calls adopting his beloved rescue dog Dodger the ‘best decision’ of his life

Chris Evans calls adopting dog Dodger the ‘best decision’ of his life and urges fans to consider rescuing older pups

Chris Evans described rescuing his beloved boxer-mix Dodger as the ‘best decision’ of his life in a new interview with with BuzzFeed Celeb. 

While playing with a bunch of puppies as he answered questions about his new movie and past work, the Lightyear star, 41, reflected on how much joy adopting his pooch, back in April 2017, has brought him.

‘I always thought when I adopted a dog, or rescued a dog, it would be a little puppy,’ he told the outlet. 

Furry BFF: Chris Evans described rescuing his boxer-mix Dodger as the ‘best decision’ of his life in a new interview with with BuzzFeed Celeb 

The Knives Out actor continued: ‘Dodger was a full-grown dog. It wasn’t the story I had in my mind but it ended up being the best decision of my life. I just think a lot of adult dogs and older dogs get overlooked, and that’s a shame.’ 

Over the years, Evans has made his love known for his canine known to the world by regularly posting him on his Instagram and even tattooing his name to his chest.

The Boston native originally adopted Dodger after filming a scene for his movie Gifted five years ago.

Dog dad: While playing with a bunch of pups as he answered questions about his new movie and past work, the Lightyear star, 41, reflected on how much joy adopting his pooch, back in April 2017, has brought him

Dog dad: While playing with a bunch of pups as he answered questions about his new movie and past work, the Lightyear star, 41, reflected on how much joy adopting his pooch, back in April 2017, has brought him

'I always thought when I adopted a dog, or rescued a dog, it would be a little puppy,' he told the outlet

‘I always thought when I adopted a dog, or rescued a dog, it would be a little puppy,’ he told the outlet

Sweet: The Knives Out actor continued: 'Dodger was a full-grown dog. It wasn't the story I had in my mind but it ended up being the best decision of my life. I just think a lot of adult dogs and older dogs get overlooked, and that's a shame'

Sweet: The Knives Out actor continued: ‘Dodger was a full-grown dog. It wasn’t the story I had in my mind but it ended up being the best decision of my life. I just think a lot of adult dogs and older dogs get overlooked, and that’s a shame’

‘One of the last scenes we were filming was in a pound, a kennel,’ the actor told People during an interview shortly after adopting Dodger. ‘I foolishly walked in and I thought, “Are these actor dogs or are these real up for adoption dogs.” And sure enough they were, so I was walking up and down the aisles and saw this one dude and he didn’t belong there.’

He continued, ‘I snagged him and he’s such a good dog. They aged him at about one, he acts like a puppy, he’s got the energy of a puppy, he’s just such a sweetheart, he’s such a good boy. He loves dogs, he loves kids, he’s full of love.’

Dodger has since become a mainstay on the Captain America: The First Avenger star’s social media accounts. 

Cuddling: Over the years, Evans has made his love known for his canine known to the world by regularly posting him on his Instagram and even tattooing his name to his chest

Cuddling: Over the years, Evans has made his love known for his canine known to the world by regularly posting him on his Instagram and even tattooing his name to his chest

Commitment: Over the years, Evans has made his love known for his canine known to the world by regularly posting him on his Instagram and even tattooing his name to his chest

Commitment: Over the years, Evans has made his love known for his canine known to the world by regularly posting him on his Instagram and even tattooing his name to his chest

He shared a post on National Rescue Dog Day last year where he showed a video from when he first adopted Dodger.

As Evans approached the fence separating him and Dodger, the dog started wagging its tail wildly before sniffing and licking at the movie star’s hand.

‘I had no intention of rescuing a dog that day, but the minute I saw him I knew he was coming home w me,’ the star wrote in the caption.

Adopt don't shop: The Boston native originally adopted Dodger after filming a scene for his movie Gifted five years ago

Adopt don’t shop: The Boston native originally adopted Dodger after filming a scene for his movie Gifted five years ago

Annual post: On National Rescue Dog Day, Evans posted a video from when he first adopted Dodger

Annual post: On National Rescue Dog Day, Evans posted a video from when he first adopted Dodger

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