Rescue Dog Steps Up To Foster Orphaned Kittens And Puppies

Over the weekend, I was taking a stroll by the coast where I live when I saw a man walking a pony on the sand. At least, from far away it looked like a pony because the animal was quite large and a dusty grey color.

But when I got closer I realized it was a dog. Turns out, the man had a Great Dane. And as their name suggests, these dogs are HUGE. But despite their size, they’re such gentle souls.

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One Great Dane ended up becoming a loving member of a family after her foster parents saw just how sweet she was with some orphaned puppies and kittens.

The Great Dane, Shelby, was only 8 months old when her family surrendered her to a California shelter. The Great Dane then needed someone to foster her, so Shirley Zindler, from the Dogwood Animal Rescue Project, ended up taking her home to foster her.

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However, once she was at her foster’s residence, Shelby ended up meeting a batch of puppies that Shirley was also fostering. Shirley was so impressed with Shelby’s gentleness towards the little pups, that she ended up keeping her permanently!

Now, Shelby has a brand new career as a foster mom herself, helping Shirley with all the little animals that she brings home with her.

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Shelby spends her days with puppies – as well as kittens – helping them learn the ropes and get adjusted to life.

Watch the endearing video down below:

Have you ever seen something similar? Have you ever had a Great Dane before? Let us know!

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