Marvel star Chris Evans undergoes an interview about his dog, Dodger, who has become popular among the actor’s Instagram followers.
Evans named his dog Dodger after a character from “Oliver & Company.” The Marvel actor, best known for his role as Captain America, adopted the boxer mix in 2015. Recently, the dog signed a deal with the dog food company Jinx. As a dog dad, Evans says the collaboration surprised him.
“We’re always looking for different partnerships and ways to expand and have fun creatively beyond acting. For example, I had been giving Dodger the Jinx treats for a while, and he loved them, and then my business manager brought me this opportunity,” Evans said.
“When you sit down with the company, you get to know the people; it’s so nice to meet people who have a shared passion and seem like they’re doing something good in the world and helping. Then on top of it, it’s a great product. It’s an easy thing to get behind. So this just made perfect sense to me,” he added.
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A life with Dodger
Evans revealed that he previously had a dog with the same name. The actor was very fond of the previous Dodger, an American Bulldog. Moreover, raising a dog, he claims, is a difficult task for many people. He went on to say that one should pay attention to the foundation, particularly the dog’s health.
“I mean, it’s the responsibility of it, you know what I mean? It’s that you always have to be conscious of (the fact that) you’re building your life around that. So, whether you’re going to be out for a while or if you have long meetings, you always have to carve out time to go on walks. So, it’s a challenge. It’s an uphill battle, but I’ve always actually enjoyed that. You know, it takes my mind off of me,” he said.
On taking Dodger to sets and filming sessions: “Dodger’s been on many movie sets, and he loves being on set. He’s a real social butterfly, and everyone on set loves him. He’s good; and he’s a great mascot.”
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Becoming a dog dad
During the interview, Evans noted that the dog’s size is unimportant. Evans treats the animals with the same delight and care, whether small or large.
“There’s something about him that feels like he’s just brand new, like a new soul. There’s something about him – it’s very fresh and vibrant and alive and loving and joyful and clean. And, I mean, both metaphorically and physically. He’s a very clean animal. But he’s just, I don’t know. There’s just something very bright about him, you know? His eyes are wide open. His heart’s wide open. He’s just a really sweet creature,” he said as he described Dodger.
“Dodger is a relatively famous dog, and he has no idea, and he has no clue, and he never can know. What a beautiful way to move through the world. What a clean way to move through the world.”
“I’m in awe of what a dog is. So I’m very humbled by what they offer us. Do you know what I mean? No part of me has to worry that any of this will go to Dodger’s head. What an amazing thing,” the actor concludes.
Photo Credit: Jinx