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Interspecies animal friendships always give us all the feels! This time, we are swooning over Pretzel the kitten and her pal Morty the dog. Just a few weeks ago, a schoolteacher, Kimberly, heard Pretzel’s tiny mews. “I turned around and found her alone, with her eyes stuck shut. I grabbed her and found a beach towel in my car, and stuck her in a box,” Kimberly told Love Meow.

Pretzel, only four weeks old at the time, was dangerously thin. Kimberly took the tiny kitten home and immediately began treatment for her eyes and bottle-fed her around the clock. Perhaps sensing that Pretzel needed a friend, Morty came over to greet the kitten, and the rest is history.

Kimberly was nervous about how Morty was going to react to Pretzel, but the dog gently licked the kitten and soon the two became inseparable. 

Boop! “Pretzel definitely thinks Morty is her ‘Mom’. He’s so gentle with her,” Kimberly told Love Meow

We just can’t with these two! 

Pretzel is continuing to thrive, tripling her weight since she was first found, and her BFF Morty is there every step of the way to make sure she is okay!

Pretzel loves to explore her new home, she loves watching birds from the window, and she can proudly fit in a Starbucks cup!

Pretzel + Morty = 4ever! 


We are so glad Morty has become Pretzel’s “mom” and we hope the two will have many more happy memories together!

Kitten season is right around the corner and shelters nationwide are about to be inundated with litters of fluffballs. You can help your local animal shelter by fostering a kitten (or two!) while they await their forever homes. This will also help free up space for even more animals. Check out these tips on how to be an awesome pet foster parent to help get you started!

To stay up to date on Pretzel and Morty’s friendship, give them a follow on Instagram!

Image Source: Pretzel The Kitten/Instagram

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0 comments on “Dog Refuses to Leave Motherless Kitten’s Side and the Photos Are Precious!”

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Jovy Jergens
5 Months Ago

This joyous story just made my day. Thank you for sharing!

5 Months Ago

OMG they are so adorable together-feeling the love ! Why can\'t people get along like this ?

Margit Suesser
5 Months Ago

Its so heart warming to see those two side by side and the dog watching the kitten like her mom would have. Animals are so
amazing and we seen different species who have friendship and love for each other in a way that humans could learn from it.
I hope those two wont never get separated for they belong together.

5 Months Ago

What a sweet story. Different species get along, why can\'t we!

5 Months Ago

Humans are so far behind animals it is ridiculous. Very nice story!

5 Months Ago

Humans could learn a thing or two from this story. Animals are able to accept other species, without question, when the need arises. Too bad people can\'t think along the same line.

Just Me
10 Mar 2018

I TOTALLY AGREE . A lot of humans just don\'t care about anuyone or anything .

5 Months Ago

This is the sweetest story .. I have cats .. it was meant to be .. I have A cat ... but after I adopted the first one.. a little tiny kitten found in the snow next to her dead mama .. I saw an old cat online, at the local shelter. He was so sad looking , not to mention beautiful but old. I knew no one was going to say, oh look, an old cat. lets get him ! So I called them and told them I was on my way, and he now lives with me and 2 young girl cats.. the reason I have that 3rd cat is because there was an unexpected death in the family and I inherited the cat. Or I could say, I inherited the treasure.
This is something everyone needs to think about btw- if something happens to you, who gets the cat / dog ... you do it for your children .. do it for your pets too. Have a home for them to go to if they are ever left without you ..

09 Mar 2018

C - you are awesome

Mary B
10 Mar 2018

God Love You Girl.....we need more love like you are giving in this world.

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