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Dog Adopts Orphaned Opossums, Gives Them Awesome Rides On Her Back

These baby opossums were orphaned when their mother was killed by a dog in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They were found by Stephanie Maldonado, a dog trainer, who tried to save them, but it didn’t look good for the four joeys; they were so little that they had yet to open their eyes.

And that’s when Maldonado’s dog, Pretinha, came to the rescue. She began to nurse them, and soon, the joeys had gained enough strength to climb onto Pretinha’s back. She even gave them piggy-back rides!

“It’s very nice to see all the care that she has with them, licking them all the time and nestling them,” Maldonado wrote on Facebook. When the joeys are older, she hopes to return them to the wild.

 

Meet Pretinha, the happy joey mom

Dog Adopts Orphaned Opossums, Gives Them Awesome Rides On Her Back

These little critters were orphaned when their mother was attacked by a dog

Dog Adopts Orphaned Opossums, Gives Them Awesome Rides On Her Back

Their chances of survival were slim until Pretinha stepped in

Dog Adopts Orphaned Opossums, Gives Them Awesome Rides On Her Back

Soon, the joeys regained their strength…

…and even started going for piggy-back rides!

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Written by Jone Dark

Meet Jone Dark, the passionate blogger behind heartwarming tales of dogs and pets. Hailing from Ca, Jone's love for animals led them to create a captivating online space. Through vivid storytelling, Jone's blog explores the joy, challenges, and unique stories within the canine world. Beyond the virtual realm, Jone actively supports animal welfare and adoption initiatives. Join Jone Dark in celebrating the remarkable bond between humans and their furry companions on their blog, where every dog's story is a tale worth telling.

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