Dogs are sociable creatures and when they make unusual friendships with other species, it really is something special. Who says dogs and lions can't be friends? Our four-legged companions are clearly a lot more emotionally complex than we might have thought.
As mother figures, or as playmates, dogs never cease to amaze us with their quality of making amazing friendships.
Now we'll let you enjoy these 12 truly adorable animal friendships:
1. Pumpkin the Raccoon and Toffee the Dog
2. Beau the Cockatoo and Lily the Boxer
3. Bonedigger the Lion and Milo the Dachshund
4. Bubbles the African Elephant and Bella the Black Lab
5. Biscuit the Dog, Bing and Swarley the Prairie Dogs and Halpert and Hugh Quackman the Ducks
6. Wilbur the Pig and Sausage the Basset Hound
7. Benny the Cat and Jonas the Dog
8. Snake and Dog
9. Mabel the Chicken and the Puppies
10. Suryia the Orangutan and Roscoe the Hound
11. Jess the Springer Spaniel and the Baby Lamb
12. Lisha the Labrador and Josh and Jordan the Cheetah Cubs