Shelter Puppy Born With A Handlebar Mustache Is Up For Adoption
I couldn’t grow a mustache until I was a freshman in college, but this adorable puppy has me beat!
When a stray shepherd mix and her 11 newborn puppies were dropped off at the Dallas Animal Services, the staff couldn’t help but notice the unique markings on a puppy’s face.
Salvador Dolly, who also goes by “Mustache Puppy,” has a handlebar mustache that would make any hipster feel insecure.
“The first thing people ask is generally, ‘Is that real?’ [There’s] a lot of ‘Omg stop it!’ and squealing over her,” Allison Seelig, of Hearts & Bones Rescue, told The Dodo. “Honestly, her siblings are also so cute so we were all oohing and ahhing over the whole group of them when we met them!”
The staff at the shelter took care of the family for two weeks, but with as many as 100 homeless animals coming through their doors each day, they knew they needed to find them all fur-ever homes to call their own.
“Puppies are at very high risk for getting sick in the shelter environment, so we knew we had to get them out,” Seeling said. “We went to meet them last week and were able to find an incredible foster in Dallas who took the entire family in!”
“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,” Seelig said. “She’s also getting lots of food to make sure she keeps her calorie intake up!”
The puppies are still very young and have trouble walking, so they spend their days wrestling each other, taking naps, and cuddling together.
After the puppies are weaned, the entire family will go to New York City and into new foster homes while searching for families to adopt them.
Anyone interested in adopting or fostering Salvador Dolly or another member of her family can fill out an application on Hearts & Bones Rescue‘s website.