updated 08/21/2014 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/22/2014 AT 2:00 PM ET
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We’d like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Sophia, a 3-year-old Pharaoh hound mix who adores people.
According to a bio from the Baltimore Humane Society, this athletic girl is a ball of positive energy. “I have such a fun, bubbly personality that I can make pretty much any situation we are in a fun time!” it reads. “Speaking of bubbly one of my favorite games is popping bubbles that people blow for me!”
A rockstar when it comes to agility and learning commands (Sophia knows sit, down and paw already), this playful and affectionate pooch is a celebrity in her own right: she’s featured in the national art campaign The 66 Dogs Project, a collection of portraits of adoptable dogs painted by artist Jenny D. Williams. And, Sophia has ‘actress’ on her résumé, too: she costarred in MacBeth at the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory and was reportedly a big hit.
Sophia has come such a long way – this beauty was actually found starving and freezing in a garbage dump behind her original owner’s home. If you think she is your dream dog, fill out an application for her on the shelter’s website.
Click here to meet last week’s adoptable pet, Mallory.
Adopting a pet is an amazing experience – and a big decision! Before bringing a pet into your home, it’s important to consider your family circumstances and do your research.