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Baby Squirrel Claims Motherly Pit Bull As Her Own

Written by: Molly Weinfurter
Molly Weinfurter is a writer for iHeartDogs, and she’s passionate about helping animals in need. She volunteers for Bailing Out Benji and a local dog rescue.Read more
| Published on April 10, 2020

Pit Bulls know how to care for others unlike any other dog. Despite their bad reputation, they are often the most loving and considerate dogs out there. This became even more clear when a Pit Bull and squirrel friendship soon became popular on Reddit and Instagram.

Everly is a rescue Pit Bull with such a kind heart. Her mom, Morgan Joy Groves, says that the sweet dog befriends nearly everyone, even other animals. Recently, a baby squirrel started hanging out near Everly, and the gentle Pit Bull claimed the tiny animal as her own child.

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A Beautiful Friendship

Groves was just taking Everly for her regular walk when they crossed paths with the baby squirrel. The poor little guy was all alone. His mother didn’t seem to be nearby, and he had an unusual fascination with Everly. So, the squirrel followed Everly home, where they quickly became best friends.

Image: Screenshot, @belleandbev/Instagram

After a tiring walk, Everly first laid down to rest for a bit. To her surprise, the little squirrel climbed on top of her and fell asleep with her. It was the start of a beautiful friendship. Of course, her cat sister was skeptical at first, but it was clear that Everly and the squirrel were happy.

“Everly has such a special talent of always being able to make new friends,” Groves commented on Instagram.

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Everly and the squirrel’s favorite activity was napping together. The sweet Pit Bull always rested right beside her squirrel friend, and she often sniffed him and groomed him to make sure he was safe and healthy. During their time with the squirrel, Groves posted some adorable photos of the two on Instagram.

Image: Screenshot, @belleandbev/Instagram

Where is the Squirrel Now?

As adorable as their unlikely friendship is, the squirrel is still a wild animal. Many Reddit users came forward to explain that caring for a squirrel is much trickier than you’d expect. Unfortunately, there are a lot of risks involved. So, multiple people commented to share some squirrel care advice with Groves.

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With all the information she learned about baby squirrels, Groves decided that her home was not the best place for a squirrel to grow up. Taking Everly’s new friend away was heartbreaking, but she knew it was for the best. She wanted an expert to help the squirrel stay healthy.

“Our little squirrel friend was brought to a wildlife center where it will be nourished and taken care of,” Groves posted on Instagram. “There are two other squirrels his age that he will grow up with, and when ready, be released back into the forest together as a family!”

Image: Screenshot, @belleandbev/Instagram

Everly did a great job keeping the baby squirrel company. In that squirrel’s mind, the loving Pit Bull will always be like a mother to him. This heartwarming friendship is a perfect example of how caring dogs truly are, no matter what their breed is. To see more of Everly’s adventures, check out her Instagram page!

Image: @belleandbev/Instagram

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