2-legged dog named Lieutenant Dan competing to become the next Cadbury Bunny


The next Cadbury Bunny could be this very good boy: a 2-legged dog named Lieutenant Dan.

The adorable pooch from New Richmond, Ohio is a finalist in the 2020 competition.

Named after Gary Sinise's iconic character from 'Forrest Gump,' Lt. Dan is living his best life -- despite some special circumstances.

Dan, a treeing walker coonhound, was born with a birth defect that required his back legs to be amputated. He now uses a specially-designed wheelchair to get around -- but that hasn't stopped him one bit, his owners told The Cincinnati Enquirer. 

“He has a joy for life that’s infectious and inspiring.”

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The confectionery company opens the contest to all furry animals to become the new Easter Bunny in their national commercial. The winner also gets $5,000. 

That's a lot of doggy bones for Dan!

There is some stiff competition out there: Dan is up against competitors like a hamster, a mini pig and a miniature horse!

Voting is open through March 18. You can pick your favorite HERE.