Dogs have different physical characteristics. Some even have some marks on them that makes them unique-looking among others.
A stray shepherd mix came into the Dallas Animal Services last July with its 11 newborn pups. Upon seeing this dog family, the people at the shelter immediately noticed that there was something unusual about this litter.
It is about one pup among the 11 newborns. This pup has an adorable handlebar mustache on its face as a facial hair.
The shelter staff took care of the family for two weeks. But with the situation of the shelter, they knew it won’t be sustainable and good for the dog family.
“Puppies are at very high risk for getting sick in the shelter environment, so we knew we had to get them out,” said Allison Seelig of Hearts & Bones Rescue. Allison found a foster person in Dallas who gladly took the whole pup family in!
The “Mustache Puppy” was named Salvador Dolly. And people can’t believe that its cute mustache is real.
“The first thing people ask is generally, ‘Is that real?’ [There’s] a lot of ‘Omg stop it!’ and squealing over her. Honestly, her siblings are also so cute so we were all oohing and ahhing over the whole group of them when we met them!”, Allison said.
While in their foster home, the dog family is very happy since they are being taken care of and getting the medical help they need. Their foster also makes sure that each pup is monitored, with or without a mustache and that the mama dog is happy and healthy too.
“The puppies are still nursing, which can be a lot for Mom to handle, but her foster makes sure to give her breaks to have some downtime. She’s also getting lots of food to make sure she keeps her calorie intake up!”, said Allison.
The puppies, on the other hand, spend their days wrestling and crawling all over each other. They also eat and snooze in a cuddle pile. What a life!
This late August, the whole family will make their way to their new foster home in New York City. They will stay in foster care until they find a forever family to take care of them.
May Dolly’s cute mustache be the way for this dog family to be finally adopted.