After she brought her first foster kitten home she was surprised to see how gentle and patient her dog was, in the process realizing an opportunity had presented itself!
Raylan’s owner describes her dog as a purebred mutt, a purebred mutt who loves cats. So much so he takes care of the rescue kittens in their home just like they were his very own babies.
He cuddles them, bathes them, and even plays with them, always being as caring as possible. She first saw his love for tiny felines she knew it was the perfect opportunity to make him the comfort ambassador for every kitten that was brought into the home.
“Raylan’s a very smart dog who is eager to please and up for any adventure.” 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 neighbor and they hang out frequently.”
“Raylan is a purebred mutt who enjoys getting beer for loved ones, road trips, and cuddling with his foster kittens.” According to Ryan’s Instagram description.
“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.”
If Raylan has become anything, it is a hero. A true hero to frightened little felines who soon realize they are no longer alone, that somebody loves them.
The positive effects of what he does for them will stay with them for the rest of their lives, making it easier for them to find forever homes with dogs because they will no longer fear them. In fact in just 9 years Raylan has fostered over 60 kittens!
Ryan always took great care of his kittens. The owner explained: “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.”
His owner explained how Rylan reacts when it’s time for kittens to leave. “He’s usually ready for a rest when the kittens leave and never seems sad afterward.”
“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 favorite day!”
Raylan became famous when a video of him and two kittens falling onto him went viral.
The video reached over 64k views and it was evident from the comments just how much people loved Raylan and everything that he does.
“I don’t know how he hasn’t gone viral before! We’ve been doing this for years and he’s so amazing,” the dogs owner said.
Who would’ve thought that such a high-energy dog would one day be so calm and gentle?
Thank Raylan for everything you do for these kittens!