Padfoot ~ Sirius Orion Black

Facts:

Animal form: Dog (Grim)
Born: Autumn 1959
Died: 18 June 1996 (aged 36)
Blood status: Pure-Blood
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Hair colour: Black
Eye colour: Grey
Skin colour: Light


Symbolism:

The dog is the emblem of faithfulness and guardianship. Dogs are considered loyal and temperate, and are symbols of courage, vigilancy and loyal fidelity. Dogs are considered man's best friend and this definitely proves true in the case of Sirius and James. Also, the star Sirius, is traditionally known as the dog star. The dog star is often used by sailors and navigationers to follow as a safe and trustworthy passage, similar to the way Harry, Ron and Hermione, along with Ginny, Neville and Luna, trust Sirius so much they follow him deep into the Ministry even though the trial was a red herring. The surname, Black, is not only the colour of his animagus, but also a referrence to the expression "the black sheep", which describes his role in relation to his family. Sirius could be considered the deputy of the Marauders as James and Sirius were the closest to each other.

- Source: HarryPotter.Wikia.com