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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - If you would like to adopt a dog who has more than 17,000 Facebook fans and a book written about him, you have until Sunday night to submit your application.

A significant number of applications have come in to the Missouri Humane Society but President Kathy Warnick says only about ten meet the criteria to take Trooper home.

Warnick says whomever takes him should live within 30 miles of the society’s St. Louis facility on Macklind Avenue, have only older children, no other pets, and a lot of time.

“He is an extremely friendly and rambunctious dog and he just doesn’t know when to stop playing. He seems to wear out all the other dogs he interacts with,” Warnick says.

Trooper has undergone seven surgeries and other treatments since being dragged nearly a mile up I-55 last November.

Warnick says the process for adopting Trooper takes some time.

“We will interview them and we will select three or four finalists and we will do home visits with the finalists and have them meet Trooper to make that it is a match and then a decision will be made,” she said.

An application for adoption can be found on the Missouri Humane Society’s website.

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