Wasao, a male dog in a shop in xxx was shown on the internet ten years ago and, with cute lion-like fur and small eyes, became popular.
I can't work out the grammatical function of と (in bold) in this sentence. The only と I know that can come after an i-adjective is either the conditional or the quotative. The conditional certainly doesn't make sense to me.
My only guess is that this is quotative with a missing verb. I was thinking maybe I could insert 思われて after と. But I fear I may be way off here.