Dog Takes on Role of Mother to Baby Goats

Dog with baby goat

Loryn the golden retriever lives on a farm, so she’s quite used to being friendly with a wide variety of animals.

“She is truly a mother hen and takes in every baby we have here as her own,” Andrea Holley, Loryn’s mom, told The Dodo.

When Holley rescued and adopted two baby goats, Loryn’s mother instinct went to the next level.

Now she and the goats (with tags on their ears from their previous farm) are inseparable and do everything together.

“Goats are the most loving, easygoing creatures,” Holley said. “They loved Loryn right away. They are together all day, every day.” Their favorite pastimes are cuddling, napping, and chasing each other around – but, even when playing, Loryn never, ever stops caring about their safety.

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“Loryn is my right-hand man and always helps corral the babies when we’re outside or round them up while playing inside,” Holley said. “She most definitely thinks they are her babies.”

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