What could be cuter than puppies and kittens playing? It’s got to be among the cutest things one could ever see. So, brace yourself for the cuteness. Also, imagine having these cuties to look at during your work breaks.
Foster Mama Dannielle in Central Florida took in a litter of potatoes, er, puppies. Fortunately, someone rescued them because they were all alone in a crate at 10 days old! Dannielle manages to work a full-time job and foster kittens and puppies too! How does she do it? Her office is animal-friendly and gets the perks of seeing all the cuteness during the workday. That’s how. It sounds purrfect, and indeed the office fell in love with their new puppy CEOs.
“SO many people ask me how I’m able to foster/rescue while also working a full-time job- and I always say you never know until you ask!” Dannielle said on Instagram. “I have an amazing animal-loving boss and office, who don’t mind these little hitchhikers coming in. Did you know that if just 2% of America’s pet parents fostered, we could almost eliminate the space-related euthanasia from shelters in the US? That’s HUGE,” she says.
Of course, fostering little furbabies means one must be prepared to be on “Team No-Sleep” at night. But it’s all worth it to wonderfully kind fosterers. Danielle can also keep a watchful eye on the foster babies at home via a Puppy Cam, which can be “highlights of the day,” she says.
Here are little pups Venus 2.0 and Athena, taken in from SPCA of Brevard.
Puppies and Kittens in Foster Care Together
Back at home, the foster kittens soon began interacting with their new puppy friends. By interacting with each other, it has an important benefit. The puppies and kittens become accustomed to interacting with each other. So, later, they are well-prepared for adoption into a home with mixed pets. Thus, their chances of finding homes go up considerably.
Plus, what could be better than seeing puppies and kittens interacting?
“When your new roommates are boring and sleep all the time so you decide to give them a little *love bite* to spice things up 🙃”
More Puppies Please
Months later, Dannielle decided to take in more puppies, this time for Orange County Animal Services. Someone was mowing the lawn when they came across the four pups and only 2-3 days old. Dannielle spent her lunch break picking up the furbabies who needed immediate help.
“As with all the neonates, these guys have been coming to work with me so they can be bottle fed throughout the day. It’s truly so amazing to be able to not only spread awareness for fostering, but also bring so many smiles to my office!! 🤍”
By the next month, the puppies were doing great thanks to round-the-clock care. Then, they started becoming playful explorers and interacting with the foster kittens. It’s at this age that furbabies learn about “boundaries,” and they generally have none. So, it’s a good idea to supervise playtime in case things get a little too crazy.
Bruno, the puppy born with “the cutest sharpie-looking dot on his rear,” seemed to have an off-button. But as you can see in the cute video below, the foster kitten couldn’t figure out how to use it yet.
“We’re uh….. learning the hierarchy still 🤣🤣”
“Ohhh that little potato will learn soon enough who is boss 😂,” commented one person.
Pups and Kitties Growing Up Together
By the next month, the puppies and kittens learned their manners, well, a little, anyway. They were growing up and ready to be neutered and join the “Ball-Less and Flaw-Less club!! ✂️🥜,” as Dannielle hilariously puts it. Orange County Animal Services took great care of the pups on their big day.
Fostering puppies and kittens together was an adorable success. As you can see below, they bonded closely and even became besties.
“Besties Beans and Chevy have quite literally grown up alongside each other over the last 4 weeks. They can frequently be found snuggling and napping together, when they aren’t racing through the house as fast as their little legs can take them!”