Yes, it's Global Cat Day. But we just couldn't resist making this cute pup our pet of the week this week! Say hello to Dipper:

Dipper is an American Staffordshire, mixed with Beagle. That means he's very energetic. He loves to have fun, and will get extra riled up for treats. The ideal family for Dipper will be one that loves to be active and have fun, but will also be patient with him.

This pup is also a very smart fellow. He knows how to sit, shake, lay down, and play "find the treats" when given the option of two cups. According to Pam at the Humane Society of Scott County, Dipper has become known as "The Professor," so he's definitely ready to learn more tricks.

Dipper is three years old, and has been at the shelter for more than half his life. Let's find this sweet boy a home!