Captive cheetahs are often nervous and are in need of constant socialization and companionship. As a result, captives cheetahs are increasingly being paired with dogs almost as therapeutic animals and the results are almost impossibly adorable. Many dogs and cheetahs around the world are now becoming the best of friends.

This newborn cheetah cub was rejected by his mother in the wild. Even worse, he was the only cub. As a result, he was paired with another newborn; Raina, a 7-week-old Rhodesian ridgeback puppy. The idea is that the cheetah and Raina will love together 24 hours a day and the cheetah will learn social skills as a result.