Orphan Cat Raised by Rescue Dog, Furry Friends for Life


Jacob the cat thinks he is a dog, and his mother is a big husky who was found homeless, nursing 5 puppies and him despite a broken leg.

According to USAToday, “the Edmonton Humane Society named the mother dog Esperanza (Ezzy for short), which stands for hope… No one knows how (Jacob) ended up with the mother and her pups.” The duo went through a lot together, and are totally inseparable today.

Amber and Vince Gunderson who have been their foster parents since Jan 5, watched them grow and the mama dog heal and couldn’t bear to part with them as time went by. A month ago, they formally adopted Jacob and Ezzy.

cute Jacob cat and ezzy dog Edmonton Humane Society

Jacob and Ezzy

cute Jacob cat and Ezzy dog Edmonton Humane Society

cute Jacob cat and Ezzy dog Edmonton Humane Society

Thanks to the Edmonton Humane Society for the wonderful work they do. Full story at USAToday. Jacob and Ezzy found each other and they found love:

cute Jacob cat and Ezzy dog Edmonton Humane Society


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39 Responses to “Orphan Cat Raised by Rescue Dog, Furry Friends for Life”

  1. sue says:

    aww such a nice story hope they have a long and happy life

  2. Pat says:

    What a great story & ‘a happy ending’ for Jacob & Izzy!

  3. Ingrid and the 4 furkids says:

    What a great story. May they have a long life together.

  4. Erin Ashley says:

    This is such a touching story. :-)

  5. Ana says:

    Esperanza means Hope (in Spanish), a well chosen name for this special dog. I’ve been following the story of this super cute pair since they’ve been found :-) Thanks Edmonton Humane Society for your great work and thanks LoveMeow for these wondeful stories for the ultimate cat lovers!

  6. sandie says:

    What a fantastic story!!! Glad they were able to stay together. >^.^<

  7. Liza says:

    I like stories like this. Please continue to share the photos and the stories!!!

  8. Ellen says:

    What a wonderful, touching story! I’m so glad these BFFs got to stay together in a loving home. <3

  9. zorkey101 says:

    they r like best buddies forever there all calm and not fighting like some cats do :)

  10. Jo says:

    what cute pics. I wish more cats and dogs got a long, bu tI think a lot o fthat has to do with the way the owners raise them. a lot of dogs aren’t well-trained anymore.

  11. katie says:

    Adorable friendship and a wonderful story!!

  12. Winston says:

    So sweet… I love these stories.

  13. Denise says:

    very touching, brought tears to my eyes

    • Lenece says:

      That’s exactly what happened to me, bought tears to my eyes but I thought how wonderful is it that they found one another. And how in love do they look together. Bless their little furry feet! xo

  14. beckyl says:

    gotta love a happy ending :-)

  15. Momo says:

    That is just so touching and heart warming! So glad that they have both been adopted into the same loving home.

  16. pumbie says:

    It’s really touching, and besides Jacob looks exactly alike my Pumbie!.

  17. nana says:

    i love the last picture so much,so cute…

  18. ida says:

    i don’t believe of the talk of souls. or human are the only one who have one if souls do exists.
    looking at these 2 is a proof that emotions, bonds, compassion and empathy are not solely human’s traits
    this is really wonderful :-) i love it.

  19. jimmie chew says:

    they look soooo happy together

  20. Susan says:

    I read the article in USAToday This is really a beautiful ending.
    I’m so glad they will remain together thanks to the Gunderson’s. Needless to say thank you Edmondom Humane Society. Well deserved kudos to all who helped.

  21. I remember when they were found. So glad they have a home together.

  22. Nancy says:

    I LOVE to hear stories like this. We humans have a lot to learn from them!

  23. carmela says:

    what a wonderful story, i hope they live happy and healthy life’s together!!!!

  24. Darla says:

    I loved this story and thankful for people who care enough to give them a forever home.

  25. Danie says:

    This warms my heart. I love hearing about this sort of thing. It is reassuring. It makes me feel like there is still some hope left in the world.

  26. Claudia says:

    The last picture is my favorite, the looks of these 2 friends rock! Great post & photos.

  27. Lejla:) says:

    I am a cat owner and love himmm with all my Heartttt!!!<3 Its a Tabby,his name is Baby!!!meowww:):):)

  28. Wayne says:

    We can be different and still be best friends!

  29. Linda says:

    This mama dog has got to be the sweetest dog in the world! Bless her dear little heart for adopting a kitten on top of her own litter of pups. And bless you for taking them in.

  30. Hanah says:

    I love the last photo of them looking at each other. how precious! love it love it love it!!!

  31. E. Salazar says:

    The last pic: that´s love

  32. Kristal says:

    Aww. <33! So cuteee~ a really great story ;w;
    owo!

  33. Traci says:

    That last photo! “What are we going to do tonight Brain.” “Same thing we do every night Pinkie, try to take over the world!”

  34. Franklin says:

    awww! they’really so cute together!

  35. Emily says:

    this is too sweet!

  36. When I look at the photo of Jacob and Izzy, it seems like each one can see into each others’ souls. We will meet all of our precious pets on the Other Side.

  37. Susan Blackman says:

    All those pictures just melt my heart. thank you for giving them their forever home together. Blessings.

  38. LaKeta says:

    I found a tiny kitten in my garage that required bottle feeding for 2 weeks – my shihtzu got attached and would whimper when he couldn’t find the kitten – I have never owned an indoor cat before but couldn’t give up the kitten (Mac) – it would have broken Dusty’s heart! The two are inseperable and so much entertainment and joy for me! Win/Win for all!

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