The actor shared a pic of him getting a big sloppy kiss from his dog on Valentine's Day, but now we know the backstory.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! From me and this desperate social climber. pic.twitter.com/ZnT2TQDR0c
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) February 14, 2017
"One of the last scenes we were filming was in a pound, a kennel," Evans told People. (The movie, in which he raises his genius niece, features a one-eyed cat, but no dogs). "I foolishly walked in and I thought, Are these actor dogs or are these real up-for-adoption dogs? And sure enough they were [up for adoption], so I was walking up and down the aisles and saw this one dude and he didn't belong there. 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."
Evans named the dog Dodger and he says the two do everything together. The dog even sleeps on his pillow!
"Playing with him is exercise, he's exhausting," says the "Captain America" star. "He's up for anything. God dogs, they're such great animals. I really can't say enough about dogs, I'm a dog lunatic. He sleeps on my pillow, you wake up face-to-face." Awwwww!
Evans says Dodger gets a lot of baths because he's "in the mud a lot."
"I keep a very clean dog, I'm a big dog bather, twice a week" he says. "We get dirty! We run around, he's in the mud a lot, so yeah, I think it's nice having a fresh clean dog."
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Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the 7-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Read More