Dog Takes Care of Abandoned Wallaby and it’s So Darn Cute

When a mother wallaby rejected her baby, a dog stepped in to act as parent and friend.

When a mother wallaby rejected her baby, a dog stepped in to act as parent and friend.

We just can’t get enough of pets acting as surrogate mothers and dogs forming unlikely friendships with other species. The latest of these involves Poppy, a Labrador-mix who has become quite attached to a wallaby named Willoughby, New York Post reports.

The marsupial was taken in by a family in Cornwall in the United Kingdom. While they’ve hand-fed the creature, it’s Poppy who’s had the biggest impact.

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“Being with Poppy is contact for Willoughby,” Mandy Allen, a family member who took the creature in, said, according to New York Post. “Following around another animal is a bit more natural for her than being with us really. It gives her warmth and comfort. Like being in her mother’s pouch.”

How cute is that?

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