Shelter Dog’s Human Features Launch Him Into Internet Stardom

Mia Trovato
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Some of our favorite stories here on Trending Now just so happen to be about animals. Whether we were drawn in by their cute habits, clothes, or ability to sing, we just can't seem to get enough of them. So it should be no surprise to fans of the show that today's story is about an adorable shelter dog who has become famous for his facial features, which resemble a human's.

His name is Tonik, a 2-year-old poodle/shih tzu mix who has lived at the Homeward Bound Shelter in Mishawaka, Indiana, since 2011, after having been rescued from a kill shelter. Founder Jen Schwartz told us that Tonik is just one of over 100 dogs waiting to be adopted from Homeward Bound. The photos that have garnered so much attention from sites like Gawker and Huffington Post were taken by Renny Mills, who photographs the adoptable animals for the shelter's website. She hopes the photos show each animal's personality.

Schwartz says that ever since Tonik's pictures went viral, she has received more inquiries about adopting Tonik. At this time, though, Tonik is currently available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting him or other animals in need of a forever home, please visit Homeward Bound's website. (Please be patient, the site appears to be experiencing heavy Web traffic)

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