Calvin the pit bull is a real-life party animal and these photos prove it

Wherever Calvin is, whatever Calvin is doing, you know he’s going to bring the party. His trademark googly eyes, infectious smile and goofy personality have endeared him to everyone who knows him.

Though he’s originally from Los Angeles (party-central), Calvin has adjusted well to the slower pace of life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

Calvin the pit bull terrier lying in the sand
Some days, he can even be found relaxing!

Woma petting Calvin the dog's back
Here in Dogtown, Calvin is like many of the other pups: He loves his people.

Woman giving Calvin the dog a ride in a golf cart
He also loves going for rides in the golf cart.

But the thing that makes him stand out the most is his joie de vivre. That’s part of why we walk him on a chain leash. He just gets so EXCITED about life that he grabs his leash in his mouth sometimes, and a metal leash discourages that.

Calvin the dog jumping up onto an agility piece of equipment
Calvin can take the most mundane activity and turn it into the biggest party of the year. “OH, BOY! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!” (Calvin speaks in ALL CAPS, of course, with plenty of exclamation points.)

Calvin the dog licking peanut butter off a spatula
“IS THIS PEANUT BUTTER? THAT’S MY MOST FAVORITE!!”

Calvin eating peanut butter out of a small bowl on a piece of agility equipment
(Imagine loud sucking and licking noises.)

Calvin the dog running in the sand outside alongside a fence
“HOORAY! I AM RUNNING NOW!! I LOVE TO RUN!” 

Calvin the pit bull terrier in the hydrotherapy tank
“HOORAY! I AM IN HYDROTHERAPY NOW!! I LOVE BATHS!”

Calvin the dog riding in the back seat of a car with his mouth open and tongue out
“HOORAY! I AM IN CAR NOW! I LOVE …” Yes, we get it, Calvin. You love everything.

But there is nothing — absolutely nothing — that Calvin loves more than his ball.

Dog plays with ball at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
MEGAN! GIVE ME BALL! I AM GOOD BOY! PLEASE!

Collage of dog at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
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Photos by Molly Wald, Alaina Muinzer and Megan Murphy