Foster Kitten Adopts Tiny Rescue Chihuahua

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Cheech the kitten and Casanova the chihuahua, best friends

cute foster ginger kitten cuddles chihuahua puppy


A little ginger kitten named Cheech used up a couple of his nine lives before he was saved by Amanda and brought to his foster home back in 2009. He was much smaller than his age, but the little guy was getting stronger every day. Then one day, he was introduced to a teeny tiny five day old chihuahua puppy named Casanova who was an orphan. From that point on, something remarkable happened between the two.

Cheech took to the little puppy immediately as if they were meant to be together. He took him in his arms and groomed and cleaned him. The puppy responded to his every touch, snuggling up to his new friend like a pup to his mother. When Cheech was tired, he would climb into the puppy’s box and cuddle with Casanova, sharing his heating blanket. To Cheech, he was “his” puppy and best friend.

Thanks Kimberly for letting us put the story together for Cheech and Casanova. Photos ©Kimberly Jennery. (More Kimberly’s foster stories here).

cute foster ginger kitten cuddles chihuahua puppy rescue

cute foster ginger kitten cuddles chihuahua puppy rescue

cute foster ginger kitten cuddles chihuahua puppy rescue

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146 Responses to “Foster Kitten Adopts Tiny Rescue Chihuahua”

  1. Jess says:

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :)

  2. Jess says:

    This is amazing :) Love Meow you are all so amazing!! Keep up the good work! <3

  3. Angela says:

    They are so cute!!! Did they get a home together (hopefully)?

  4. Pam says:

    Friends for life <3

  5. Linda says:

    the kitten appears to be so protective of the pup. gotta love it!!

  6. Ingrid and the 4 fur says:


  7. Ana V says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwww :) I hope they get adopted together! Super cute!

  8. Ellen says:

    Those are just the cutest pictures ever! How wonderful to find a friend!

  9. beckyl says:

    aww cute! love the love!

  10. Suzi says:

    That was back in '09, do we know the 'rest of the story'? How'd things work out for the two? I hope it was a happy story. Our dogs rescued many kittens over the years, but we never had a cat take in a puppy, especially one so young.

  11. Zada says:

    Chihuahuas raised with kittens adopt kitten behaviors…patting at you with their paws for example! Very cute!

  12. Emilie says:

    It's amazing how much humans can learn from animals, if they would only listen.

  13. Tammy says:

    Cute lovey lil' peanuts <3

  14. Maria Garcia says:

    So adorable……. I love these happy stories :)

  15. Allie says:

    this is the cutest thing ever!

  16. Dorothy says:

    I know it was already said, but awwwwwww!!! I'd love to see these guys all grown up!

  17. Cindy says:

    Very touching – I love it!

  18. Gloria says:

    That is totally amazing, you always have great stories here. LOVE the pictures so adorable.

  19. wong says:

    glad that they found each other….love:)

  20. Marilyn says:

    So adorable!

  21. john shoe says:

    Best thing I've seen and read all week ! I hope that those 2 get adopted together ( as a pair ) so that they'll always be together :-)

  22. Nadia says:

    I want them!

  23. Ellie says:

    So squee and sweet. I love how the kitten is hugging the puppy in every photo!

  24. Stephanie says:

    So cute!!

  25. Katie says:

    So cute, hope they were able to stay together, what a pair!!

  26. Lisa says:

    That's so damn cute it's almost physically painful. =P

    • Martha mother of 5 h says:

      Lisa, you just made me bust out laughing! I couldn't have put it better myself. It's so stinkin' cute, I almost want to use swear words to describe it.

  27. Kacee says: adorable!!!

  28. Starla says:

    So adorable!!

  29. Marilia says:

    Own!!!!! Is so adorable!!!!!!!! Lovely!!!!

  30. Gina says:

    How sweet!!

  31. Denise says:

    Life is full of surprises and that is one of the good ones, Adorable!!!

  32. They look so sweet together. The cat was like, "my precious" in the first picture.

  33. flfyktn says:

    These are real cuties. I would really like to know how this ended up. It would be a shame to separate them after they had gotten so close.

  34. Lexie says:

    I JUST DIED! Cuteness overdose.

  35. curator says:

    *boom* goes my heart! yes, what happened to them?

  36. Lisa says:

    brings tears to my eyes ;,) so amazing! <3

  37. Rose says:

    I could just squeeze them. How precious!

    ^. .^


  38. Susan says:

    What a touching story. I hope they will always be together. Such an uplifting picture. Thank you so much for sharing.

  39. nolruck says:

    everyone need the love, this is an examepled of love that i wish admired

  40. Wayne says:

    Cheech and Casanova make a cute buddies.

  41. Cory Parrish says:

    just to let you all know i emailed the woman that had them and she just emailed back and they was adopted by a woman named amanda and both are doing great

  42. victoria says:

    that is so beautiful to see i have tears in my eyes..

  43. isamar says:

    i love the kitties


  44. Jorge says:

    That is soooo Cute :)

  45. Hans says:

    Always these staged photos :(

    • Love Meow says:

      Hans, they are not staged :). Cheech really likes to cuddle with Casanova. When they were at that age, Cheech even nibbled on Casanova's nose and ears. There are a lot more pictures of them cuddling together. None of them is staged :). You can't force a kitten to hold tight on a pup. Kitties only do it if that's what they want :).

  46. Eliz says:

    This is adorable. We have a chihuahua named Maggie, and in 2009 when we found our kitten (only a few days old and orphaned), Maggie took over care of the kitten. They played and cuddled all the time, Maggie cleaned the kitten Charlie, and the dog was constantly aware of where the kitten was. They are still best friends.

  47. Patricia Brown says:

    amazingly sweet story..I hope we hear more about how they are doing, hopefully together.

  48. Blue says:

    This has to be one of THEEEEEE cutest stories I have ever seen here. And, ALL of your stories are maxed out with cuteness overload, for sure!! This is one special pair. Amazing

  49. Carol says:

    awwww… I love it!

  50. victoreia says:

    I hope these two adorable babies got adopted together! It would be criminal to separate them.

  51. Lynne says:

    How sweet!!!! Are they still together?

  52. Starr says:

    This is soooo adorable. I hope they stayed together in their forever home.

  53. Alice says:

    This is one of the sweetest stories I've ever read about. Would love to see videos of the two together.

  54. Silvia Rucker says:

    Just too precious for words!

  55. Rachel says:

    AWWW. This is just what I needed.

  56. Marianne says:

    That made my day its too cute!!!

  57. Annameow says:

    Please contact that woman again and tell her your fans are demanding current pictures! LOL So cute! After I saw the last one, I was like "WHAT?!!! What happened to them!!???" They are adorable!

  58. Cinda Lippman says:

    That was beautiful. Can we know if they got to stay together? It is hard to see these lovely behaviors and not know the rest of the story.

  59. Linda McDonald says:

    OK, I'm another fan that would like to see a "today" photo of them. These pictures touched my heart. I had a white, fluffy golden retriever/terrier mix, Maggie, that adopted an orphan kitten born on Friday, 9/13/96 (named him Friday). He turned out to be a big beautiful orange tabby with not-quite-long hair. Friday bonded with Maggie and until the day he died, he acted more like a dog than a cat because I didn't add another cat to the family until he was over a year old. They're both gone now… I miss them so-o much, and this picture really brought those memories back

  60. Miranda Lester says:

    Just LOVE it! I sure hope they got adopted together as their close bond is obvious!!

  61. sue says:

    wonderful xxxx

  62. Merryla says:

    We can learn sooooooo much from animals how to be united with all Our differences.

    Sooooooo sweet.

    Thank you.

  63. Kei says:

    I want Cheech to hug me too…

  64. Ann Camp says:

    The sweetest thing I have seen this week! Bless you for sharing.

  65. Charlene Wiza says:

    Thanks for making my day!!!! Those two are sooooooo cute together!!!! The pictures brought tears to my eyes!

  66. Lisa-Anne says:

    This is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! I received another video from a friend of a kitty hugging another kitty! It was so adorable. I have it on my FB profile, but I can't find the link to the website it came from. It was so adorable to see the bigger cat hugging the little cat like a child holding it's teddy bear close in bed. JUST SWEET!!!

  67. parihan says:

    This is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw super dopper amazing little angels.

  68. Tina says:

    this is one of the sweetest (and cutest!) things I have ever seen…

  69. Carol-Ann Cowen says:

    It'd sure be nice to know what happened to these two foster babies!Anyone with a heart would just HAVE to take them both!!

  70. Natalie says:

    Cuteness overload!! So sweet and special:)

  71. Lee-Ann says:

    Absolutely adorable! I can't believe that that

    cat adopted the puppy and loved it like it was it was his own.

  72. Markus says:

    They're gonna be friends forever :)

  73. Catherine says:

    This is a very touching story. The mother instinct shows. I love cats.

  74. Denise says:

    how sweet

  75. Calico says:

    Too cute for words.

  76. Carol says:

    The cutest thing ever.

  77. Here's an updated pick of Cassanova from about two weeks ago:

    Cheech was hiding in the house somewhere – there was a party going on.

  78. Marlene says:

    So how did they end up?? I really do hope they are together! …and alive and happy.

  79. theresa says:

    This absolutely warms my heart.. Thank you

  80. Deb says:

    I would love to see updated pictures of the two of them!

  81. tana says:

    aww so cute

  82. MissH says:

    oh man.. that's the cutest thing I've seen so far

  83. Leslie says:

    This is so nice, a lot of cats love dogs!! And of course, dogs love cats also. I hope they are together forever.

  84. Starr says:

    How cute is this!!!!! Just made my heart melt. You are so lucky.

  85. Shirley says:

    Just so cute and such a loving story of two opposites in nature.

  86. Kelly says:

    This is probably the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

  87. baylee says:


  88. Cathy says:

    How sweet. I also hope they were adopted together…

  89. rene says:

    It’s incredible to see a kitten and puppy cuddle like two little brothers..Love it…!

  90. Edna says:

    It’s amanzig I want to know what’s happening afte

  91. Juree says:

    Sooooo cute!!!!!

  92. Mooly says:

    This brought tears to my eyes, so beautiful ~<3

  93. C says:

    Precious little furrbabies!

  94. Jennifer says:

    OMG..soo cute.

  95. Miszy says:

    can we adopt them? oh pls pls pls…. thre so cute!!!! love them both….

  96. Gilly says:

    I Looooooooooovvvvee that!

  97. IHeartAnimals says:

    They are too cute :)

  98. eva says:

    How tiny the puppy must be! omg how cute. Never seen a chihuahua pup. Adorable.

  99. Peggy says:

    I just love it! These little guys are soooo cute!

  100. Colleen says:

    OMG that is the cutest thing ever!!! The kitten is soooo tiny and the puppy is even tinier. It is so precious. It makes me choke up a bit. lol I am a sucker for puppy/kitty love

  101. Hanah says:

    best furrrends forever!

  102. Thamar says:

    Aaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, keep us updated!

  103. nat says:

    omg! warms my heart!

  104. mary beth says:

    OMG how cute is that! Thanks for sharing!

  105. nelly says:

    ooowhhh myyy goddd!!!..very very very amazing two little angels..sooo touching..adorable..muaaahhhssss…

  106. Omigod! This is the sweetest thing EVER!!!!

  107. Dave says:

    That’s just great :)

  108. judi says:

    the sweeeteesss buddies! little angels of love!

  109. Destiny says:

    My heart is just bursting from the cuteness

  110. ARIA says:

    there is no way i could give that up. id have to keep em both! :)

  111. Michelle says:

    What a great bonding story! I love it when cats and dogs are such great buddies.

  112. Deb says:

    Animals have to be taught how to fear and how to hate, but they automatically know how to love and they especially know how to comfort. I do hope these two are adopted out together.

  113. Regina says:

    I agree! I hope they get adopted together. I would do it!!!

  114. Dianne says:

    This is great love it so special.

  115. Dianne says:

    Too bad people are so ugly

  116. Brandi says:

    OMG, that is the cutest thing ever! The way Cheech is cuddling Casanova is so maternal! Them growing up together would be so amazing to see :)

  117. Claudia says:

    OMG! Super!

  118. Linda says:

    Two sweet babies!

  119. rhandi says:

    you can tell that kitty is a cuddler

  120. CHARON says:

    love them both !

  121. gretchen says:

    Just lost my orange tabby of 15 years. Was looking (slowly) at the idea of adopting a kitten and a puppy together in exactly this combination when I stumbled upon this photo. So it is possible! Thank you for giving me hope. Did these two get to stay together?

  122. Jane says:

    As of 2011 the mom says they were still together. Haven’seen anythimg more recent.

  123. James says:

    we need now photos!!!

  124. jule1 says:

    They are so adorable together. So much love!

  125. Ingrid says:

    The question is: how are they NOW? Are they still together? It would have been so nice to see them all grown up!

  126. nnua says:

    So incredibly sweet – this shows the instinctive love animals are born with.

  127. delrvich says:

    simply adorable

  128. Debra Olsen says:

    :-) Sooooooo adorable!

  129. Maremma says:

    Aww I sure hope they stayed together in a forever home!

  130. Natalie says:

    Do we know what happened to both of them? Did they get adopted together?

  131. Brynne says:

    I actually teared up at this. This is absolutely beautiful.

  132. Anna says:

    Adorable, heart melting!

  133. Thamar says:

    How are they now?????

  134. Fernanda says:

    thats so adorable!

  135. Alice Kemp says:

    If there is such a thing as cuteness “overload,” this story and photos have to be it. Isn’t it amazing how animals of different species can help and bond with each other. They can certainly teach us humans a lot!

  136. ashley says:

    awwwwww cute

  137. TJ says:

    OMG so cute!

  138. Zin says:

    Cutest things ever !!

  139. Andy says:

    Like peas and carrots :)

  140. indee says:

    omgosh that is beyond adorable. they need each other. thank you for sharing this beautiful story.

  141. Linda says:

    Love Cheech’s pinkness and that puppy is adorable!

  142. carole says:

    they are tooooooooo cute together. thank you for sharing

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