Dogs have treated cats as enemies for as long as we can remember. But that is not the case for this Shepherd mix from Toronto, Canada. You see, instead of growling at cats and shooing them away, he forms an adorable relationship with them and that is warming the heart of the entire internet.
Raylan first fell in love with the feline species when he was just three years old. That was the time when his fur mom, Laura Tindal, brought home Winston, the kitten, for fostering. She wanted to give animals at the shelter another chance at life, but since she couldn’t adopt more due to her apartment size, she decided to foster instead.
Her plan was to keep Raylan away from her foster kitty for the entire duration of her fostering. However, Laura was surprised when the pooch immediately warmed up to Winston and acted as his foster dad. The two got along really quickly after that and eventually became an inseparable pair.
When Winston got adopted, Laura decided to continue fostering abandoned cats. This only made Raylan’s love for them grew stronger. Every time Laura would bring home a bunch of kittens for fostering, the pooch would be by the door, ready to give them a welcoming hug.
Throughout the cats’ stay in their home, Raylan would see to it that they are as comfortable as possible. He would often be seen hanging out with them and giving them lots of cuddles and kisses, much to the amusement of his fur mom. Laura even mentioned that Raylan does a better job of taking care of the fosters than her.
Now, six years later, Raylan and Laura have already fostered over 60 cats in total. They are currently housing another abandoned cat while in quarantine, and Raylan couldn’t be happier. Watch Raylan and his adorable bonding with his new furry housemate here.
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Raylan is so sweet. Here he’s trying to give the toy to Stanley to get him to play, but Stanley’s not quite sure what’s going on. Really Stanley’s more of a cuddles-and-kisses kind of cat, rather than a wrestler or a player like Raylan is used to. . . . #mamadog #fostercat #bestfriends #interspeciesfriendship #adoptablecat #rescuecat #animaloddcouples #catsanddogs #cutenessoverload #cutedaily #cuteanimals #weeklyfluff #eyebleach #orangecatsofinstagram
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