Odd Couples: 5 Dog Relationships to Make you Scratch your Head

You don’t have to be of the same species to be best friends. Let these too cute relationships melt your heart.

Bella the Black Lab and Bubbles the Elephant
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Bella and Bubbles are both residents at the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina. Bubbles was rescued in Africa after both of her parents were killed by poachers. As Bubbles grew in size, so did her love for water. In 2007, a contractor that was hired to build Bubbles a swimming pool, abandoned Bella as a puppy at the park. This pool was the start of an amazing friendship where both Bella and Bubbles could both share their love for water. The two spend most of their time splashing in the pool. Bubbles even throws the ball for Bella to fetch!

Manni the Piglet and Candy the Jack Russell
Photo courtesy of: Spiegel Online
Manni the boar piglet was adopted by the Dahlhaus family when he was found abandoned and starving in a field. The family owned a little jack russell terrier named Candy. Ever since the two were introduced, they have played together everyday. They like to play hide and seek and just run around the yard. The two have become such good friends that Manni is even learning to bark!

Bonedigger the Lion and Milo the Dachshund
Photo courtesy of: The Daily Mail

Bonedigger was born with a rare metabolic bone disease that left him crippled. Bonedigger was introduced to Milo the Dachshund when he was just a cub and the two have been inseparable ever since! Milo is even seen as a “therapy dog” for the lion. They eat together, play together, and even cuddle together! Who would have thought this huge hunting cat could be friends with a 11lb wiener dog.

Kasi the Cheetah and Mtani the Yellow Lab

Photo courtesy of: LifeWithDogs.tv

Kasi and Mtani live together full time at Busch Gardens, Florida. where they share the park’s cheetah. Kasi was brought to the park when his mother stopped caring for him. Park employees introduced the two when they were very young and they connected instantly. With help from Busch Garden employees, the orphaned Cheetah and the rescued lab have built a strange, but lasting friendship.

Pippin the Deer and Kate the Great Dane
Photo Courtesy of: National Geographic

When Kate the great dane came across an orphaned fawn on the farms property, she gladly took on a new role as the deer’s mother. The two immediately became the best of friends. Pippin spends her time living a split life. She lives in the wild and on the farm. She insists on sleeping outside in the woods like a wild deer, but comes back every morning. The two love to hang out in the yard together. When Kate is not interacting in play time she lays proudly, watching, like a proud mother.