Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Abandoned Puppies Befriended A Lonesome Tortoise. The Pics Will Melt Your Heart.

Puppies are so energetic and playful that we often forget that they're technically babies who often need a lot of nurturing too. Now you'd expect them to turn to their mother, or a kind-hearted human for some love and support. But you'd be wrong. Some puppies choose the most unusual friends to get some TLC. And nobody knows this better than a turtle known as Goliath. Just ask Andrea, a kind-hearted woman who loves rescuing pets. She's taken in stray dogs and even a giant turtle, but she never expected these animals who are completely different species to become such great friends.

Andrea is a foster pet mom at 2nd Chances Rescue in Cordona, California, and she is full of love.

Over the years, Andrea has fostered hundreds of dogs, who have come into her life before eventually making their way to a more permanent home. But Andrea is also the proud owner of Goliath, an 80-pound sulcata turtle.

Andrea is a foster pet mom at 2nd Chances Rescue in Cordona, California, and she is full of love.

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Unlike some of Andrea's other guests, Goliath is a permanent resident in her home.

Given how slow most turtles are, you wouldn't expect Goliath to be so sociable, but he is. In fact, he does everything in his power to get Andrea's attention, and that includes making friends with some pawsitively awesome friends.

Unlike some of Andrea's other guests, Goliath is a permanent resident in her home.

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One day, four puppies were brought into a Corona, California PetSmart store and Andrea just couldn't resist.

She took the puppies home to care for them. But at one point, she noticed that she only had three puppies, not four. So where was the other one? Andrea started panicking as she frantically searched her property.

One day, four puppies were brought into a Corona, California PetSmart store and Andrea just couldn't resist.

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Most of Andrea's foster animals find Goliath to be a bit intimidating because of his size.

She discovered that these puppies were certainly not afraid of Goliath at all. In fact, she found one of them in the turtle's hutch. It didn't take Andrea long to figure out that all of the other puppies were going inside the hutch as well.

Most of Andrea's foster animals find Goliath to be a bit intimidating because of his size.

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Andrea was stunned when she saw how well Goliath and the puppies were getting along.

She has fostered other dogs before and none of them have ever treated Goliath with love and respect. In fact, most dogs have either ignored him or they've been afraid of them. But these puppies are certainly the exception. They even snuggle with him as they love to keep Goliath company!

Andrea was stunned when she saw how well Goliath and the puppies were getting along.

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