Cats and dogs have a reputation of not getting along. For some reason, they were meant to fight and not really like each other, but this sweet pupper proves otherwise. Raylan the dog has recently become viral because of a video of him taking care of tiny kittens. The video shows how sweet and comforting a relationship between a cat and a dog can be.

Raylan is a parent to a lot of foster cats, taking care of them and loving them until they find a forever home. The kittens either lost their moms or were thrown away by their owners. There are so many animals in the world that have the same faith. Luckily, there are dogs like Raylan and people like Raylan's owner to save the day and find the lost animals a good home.

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Rissie
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1 month ago

Tiny Yoda cat feels safe.

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"Raylan's a very smart dog who is eager to please and up for any adventure." - The owner told Bored Panda. "I found out he liked cats when we brought our first foster kitten (Watson) home 6 years ago when Raylan was already 3 years old. He immediately just wanted to play with him and was so gentle and patient. Watson's now our neighbour and they hang out frequently."

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MsM
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1 month ago

BOOP

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Raylan_the_dog has over 20k followers on Instagram. A lot of people enjoy the adorable content they post. "Raylan is a purebred mutt who enjoys getting beer for loved ones, road trips, and cuddling with his foster kittens"⁠—that's what it says in Raylan's Instagram description. Obviously, he's a sweetheart. Raylans owner explained how they got him: "Raylan was adopted from a high-kill shelter where he was going to be euthanized. Nobody wanted him because he was too high energy and untrained - but clearly no one had tried to train him."

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Hans
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1 month ago

Now that looks comfy.

Evil Little Thing
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1 month ago

Hope dog doesn't fart

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MsM
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1 month ago

A Tail of Two Cuties

Christina Uhlir
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1 month ago

I would need doggy like to guard my sofa.

Kat Rogers
Community Member
1 month ago

O! M! G!~ HAVE I GOT A TAIL TO TELL YOU! 😆

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
1 month ago

It's not "catbutt" anymore... it's true love!! Just don't FART right now.....

Janelle Collard
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1 month ago

Who needs a teddy bear when you have Raylan? :)

Kate Hamon
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1 month ago

What a great animal. They have so much love to give. All the animals I have had in my 87 years have been rescues. I now have a small dog,Teddy, and 2 cats, Priscilla and Annabelle.

Dave Rave
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1 month ago

I could easily fall asleep there too.

Sonia Klakus
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1 month ago

Patty White

suramura
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1 month ago

braided catdog

Liesa Yopp
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1 month ago

Yoos must becomez onez with the tail.

Cram Enitnelab
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1 month ago

that the stinky sp..nevermind xD

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Raylan has taken care of over 60 kittens in his 9 years of life. That's a lot of children to have! The owner explained how Raylan takes care of the kittens: "He cleans them constantly (which is very very helpful when they're really young), as well as playing with them and carrying them around. He also stops them if they try to scratch the sofa."

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Pamela24
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1 month ago

Apparently he's a great teacher! :)

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The video that went viral features Raylan and two little kittens stumbling to him and then snuggling up to the pooch. The video itself has about 64k views. The comments are full of love and wishes for the cats to find a good home. The owner said: "I don't know how he hasn't gone viral before! We've been doing this for years and he's so amazing."

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James Brooks
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1 month ago

so adorable

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We asked the owner to tell us how Raylan reacts when it's time for the kittens to leave: "He's usually ready for a rest when the kittens leave and never seems sad afterwards, but after a few weeks of alone time he starts to get sad if I don't get new kittens - and when new kittens come he's always so happy and excited. New kitten day is his favourite day!"

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Hans
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1 month ago

*boop*

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The owner works with a lot of shelters, but mostly pays for the care of kittens out of her own pocket. Please consider helping shelters out with a donation! Maybe start fostering animals yourself?

What do you think of this story? Vote for your favorite picture of Raylan and the adorable kittens!

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Linda Hart
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1 month ago

The new foster kitties :)

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April McPeak
Community Member
1 month ago

"Shhhhhhhhhh!, you will wake the babies!!!" :D

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Liesa Yopp
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1 month ago

This ones got gorgeous markings.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Ahhh! That's so cute - they're holding hands (paws)!

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Rissie
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1 month ago

She is so loving and patient and the cats take to her! All of these pictures are heart warming!

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Hans
Community Member
1 month ago

Hm...I directly feel comfortably sleepy.

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These little kittens have been here for less than 24 hours and already think that Raylan is their mother. They follow him around like little ducklings and SCREAM if he’s not paying attention to them. Raylan’s actually not fond of the screaming, but he loves keeping them clean and helping when they make a mess eating.

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Rissie
Community Member
1 month ago

Are you our mommy? Gosh they are tiny ones...

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Hans
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1 month ago

Belly-warming device. :)

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Jus
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1 month ago

What a cute long nose <3

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Donna Leske
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1 month ago

Would make a cute poster.

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Tabitha L
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1 month ago

Awwww.

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Hans
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1 month ago

Like a cat mother. Impressive.

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Holly Hofmann
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1 month ago

Those kitties got a good bath

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Donna Leske
Community Member
1 month ago

A warm place to fall.

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Eunice Probert
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1 month ago

Why Mummy, what a big tongue you have. All the better for washing you with!

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Tabitha L
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1 month ago

That gray kitten. Too much. I've sworn that I won't get more cats after the ones I have now. And then I see kitten pictures.

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Rissie
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1 month ago

Aww tiny one.

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Donna Leske
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1 month ago

Cat stands guard.

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Liesa Yopp
Community Member
1 month ago

We weren't doing nuffin I swears!

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Autumn Quigley
Community Member
1 month ago

so cute!!!

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Donna Leske
Community Member
1 month ago

Trust.

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Rachel Broadwell
Community Member
1 month ago

Love this one!! So sweet.

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Coffey Murphy
Community Member
1 month ago

SO TINY!

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Sunee Days
Community Member
1 month ago

beware the warm air from that end kitty :)

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