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Chris Evans surprises and cuddles shelter dogs for National Dog Day

Chris Evans surprises and cuddles shelter dogs for National Dog Day

The actor partnered with premium dog wellness brand Jinx and urged people to adopt.

Chris Evans has dropped by a local dog shelter to hand out treats for the fur babies and the footage is adorable.

The Captain America actor, a proud dog dad, stopped by Animal Haven in New York City ahead of National Dog Day on August 26.

The actor partnered with premium dog wellness brand Jinx and urged people in a video to adopt.

In the video, the Avengers star meets Animal Haven's executive director, Tiffany A. Lacey, who introduces Evans to a series of puppies, many of whom are disabled but have one thing in common: they’re all looking for a home.

Ok, deep breaths, focus, no crying.

The 42-year-old spared no time handing out delicious treats, cuddling and providing these babies with belly rubs.

The actor spoke about his collaboration with Jinx to PEOPLE last year: “You're always looking for things like this in my profession, finding companies or products that align with your passions, and obviously everyone knows how much I love dogs.

"Meeting with everyone at Jinx, they not only share the passion, but they have a fantastic product that my dog loves, so it was kind of a no-brainer."

Evans, who owns rescue dog Dodger, has previously said that adopting him from the pound was the ‘best decision’ he's ever made.

During ‘The Puppy Interview’ with BuzzFeed, he said: "I always thought when I adopted a dog or rescued a dog, it would be a little puppy. 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.”

The actor said many adult dogs are often ‘overlooked’ as owners usually look for a puppy to rescue instead.

"I just think a lot of adult dogs and older dogs get overlooked, and that’s a shame,” he said.

“They just have such a connection with whoever they’ve been around for a while.

"That’s what makes an older dogs' love so special. You gotta earn it."

Evans previously told PEOPLE that he met Dodger while shooting the 2017 film Gifted.

One of the film’s scenes occurs in a dog shelter, where he first laid eyes on his little four-legged friend.

He admitted: "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 added: "I snagged him and he's such a good dog.”

Doesn’t your heart just melt?

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Jinx

Topics: News, Celebrity, Dogs, Animals