Tag: Opossum

German Shepherd Makes Unlikely Friends with a Baby Opossum

We love stories of mismatched animal friends here. The odder the pairing, the better.   I think we’ve found the oddest pairing yet: a dog and an opossum. Hantu and Poncho, a dog and an opossum respectively, are the best of friends. The two met in a perfect storm of circumstances. Poncho is an orphan in need of a mother. Hantu is dog with an innate mothering instinct, but no puppies to care for.   It may sound like the plot of a Disney movie, but their relationship is very real and very adorable. Take a peak at the...

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A German Shepherd Adopts A Baby Opossum

Friends and family are important. Sometimes they don’t even have to be blood relatives to become like family to someone. The same goes for the animals of the world. When he was an infant, Poncho the opossum’s mother was hit by a car. Weak and alone, he didn’t have a high chance of surviving. The fine folks of the Rare Species Fund made sure that Poncho was cared for, but the little infant still needed a mother. Enter Hantu the white German shepherd. Since Poncho didn’t have a mother and Hantu didn’t have any puppies of her own, the...

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