Facial hair is a sign of manhood for humans. For men, it is a boon to have a mustache. But for a woman growing whiskers, it is seen as an unwanted abomination. In the case of dogs, they are naturally hairy. From the day they are born, they have a wonderful coat of fur. But the feature that this dog, Dolly, boasts of is rare to find. It gives her fame because it resembles the mustache of a famous personality.
1. Meet Salvador Dolly, The Canine Equivalent Of Salvador Deli
Who doesn’t know the famous Spanish surrealist painter, Salvador Dali? He had a trademark mustache and is easily recognizable from the rest. He had also been an internet sensation in the past. Anyway, dogs are also furry, and they also have whiskers. But it is rare to spot a pooch that has a handlebar mustache right off the bat. And it is still a wonder how closely the dog’s mustache resembles that of the man’s. Even the staff noticed that the resemblance was uncanny. That is the reason this one pup stuck out among the rest.
2. The Puppies And Their Mother Came In A Critical Condition
Normally, when animals arrive in a shelter, they are not in good condition. Some of them are injured, while others are starving. There is a slim chance of survival. When a stray shepherd mix and her 11 pups arrived at Dallas Animal Services, Allison Seelig of Hearts & Bones Rescue, knew they had one small chance to ensure the safety of these puppies and their mother.
3. The Shelter Staff Were Ecstatic To Take The Puppies Under Their Wing
The shelter staff at Dallas Animal Services were happy to look after the shepherd mix and her pups. The puppies look adorable and the care-takers are very kind-hearted. Most of the volunteers take up these responsibilities by choice and not out of compulsion. Surely, there is a lot of good left in this world.
4. The Staff Knew They Had To Get The Puppies Out Of There
With a hundred other animals coming in every day, the staff knew they had to get the puppies out of there. According to Seelig, "Puppies are at very high risk for getting sick in the shelter environment, so we knew we had to get them out." They had to come up with something, fast, because it could be extremely critical for the health of the puppies.
5. Finally, They Were Able To Find A Good Foster Home For The Puppies
Salvador Dolly also dubbed as the Mustache Puppy, had won over a lot of hearts. So the volunteers worked extra hard to ensure her safety. "We went to meet them last week and were able to find an incredible foster in Dallas who took the entire family in!" shared Seelig. Dolly’s popularity was also helpful in this regard.
6. Salvador Dolly Is actually a Girl
Despite the manly mustache, Salvador Dolly actually turned out to be a cute girl. But that doesn’t really make any difference, does it? It actually does not matter to the people at Dallas Animal Center, who are head over heels in love with her. "The first thing people ask is generally, “Is that real?’ There's a lot of "˜Omg, stop it!' and squealing over her," added Seelig.
7. With All The Attention Dolly Is Getting, There’s A Good Chance Of Her Siblings’ Adoption
The 5-week-old herself doesn’t seem to mind donning a handlebar mustache. Apart from the uncanny resemblance, it is her cuteness that is winning hearts all across the web. "Honestly, her siblings are also so cute so we were all oohing and ahhing over the whole group of them when we met them!" says Seelig.
8. All Of Dolly’s Siblings, Will Be Traveling To New York
Although Salvador Dolly and her siblings spend most of the day in the nursing center, with all the crawling and wrestling, they also do a lot of sleeping. And in late August, the whole family will travel to New York City and go into new foster homes where they will eventually find eternal homes.