Shelter Puppy Born With An Adorable Handlebar Mustache
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Shelter Puppy Born With An Adorable Handlebar Mustache

Shelter Puppy Born With An Adorable Handlebar Mustache

Tim Shank

18:56 PST | Aug 3, 2019

You never quite know what you are going to see when you work in an animal shelter. At times, you may see something so interesting that it really needs to be shared with others. That is what happened when the Dallas Animal Services had a stray shepherd mix and her 11 newborn puppies come in. It was really just a day like any other because they regularly get in new animals but that is when they saw something different about the litter. When puppies are born, they have facial hair and some of the dogs they even have a beard! All puppies are adorable, especially as they start to get just a little bit older and reach a certain age. There was one puppy in the litter that was brought to the Dallas animal services, however, that really caught their attention. It was a little puppy that had a handlebar mustache and it is just as adorable as you can imagine.

The staff at the shelter took care of the dog family for two weeks. They knew that it wasn't going to be something that lasted forever because there are as many as 100 animals coming into their shelter every day. “Puppies are at very high risk for getting sick in the shelter environment, so we knew we had to get them out,” Allison Seelig, of Hearts & Bones Rescue, told The Dodo. “We went to meet them last week and were able to find an incredible foster in Dallas who took the entire family in!”
When they cast their eyes on Salvador Dolly, the 'Mustache Puppy', they were amazed! “The first thing people ask is generally, ‘Is that real?’ [There’s] a lot of ‘Omg stop it!’ and squealing over her,” Seelig said. “Honestly, her siblings are also so cute so we were all oohing and ahhing over the whole group of them when we met them!”
Salvador Dolly seemed a little bit young to have a mustache because she was only five weeks old but she loves her furry lip. The family of dogs now has a safe home and they are getting the medical attention that is necessary. The foster family cares for them and make sure that they monitor every puppy, regardless of whether they have a mustache or not. The mother dog is also kept happy: “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 aren't walking much yet, and they spend their days alternating between wrestling and crawling all over each other, snoozing in a cuddle pile and eating,” Seelig said. “Quite the life.” After the puppies are weaned they will go to New York City in August. That is where they will get foster homes and eventually, forever families. I'm sure that Dolly will find a home very quickly! Source: The DoDo