This sweet stray mamma had recently given birth to eleven adorable puppies, which she was still nursing.
All her puppies were precious, but there was something quite amazing about this one puppy. She was born with an exceptional feature that melted everyone’s heart as soon as they saw her.
The puppy had a distinctive black marking on her face in the shape of a handlebar mustache that resembled the mustache worn by the famous Spanish painter, Salvador Dalí.
Meet The Famous Rescue Puppy
Because of its incredible mustache marking, the puppy soon became quite popular all over the world.
She was referred to as the mustache puppy, but then the shelter came up with a glorious name that suited the best… introducing Salvador Dolly.
The shelter took care of this little family for a couple of days, but because of the risk of young puppies getting sick in this kind of environment, they had to find someone who would foster them all.
Thanks to a long-life rescuer, Jessica, from Texas, they were able to save Salvador Dolly and her family.
Allison Seelig, of Heart & Bones Rescue, told The Dodo, “The first thing people ask is generally, ‘Is that real?’, and [there’s] a lot of ‘Omg, stop it!’ and squealing over her.”
I mean, who wouldn’t be obsessed with this little face because she is simply too adorable.
At the foster home, the puppies were mostly snoozing, eating, and crawling over each other… basically living their life. Momma was also getting the best treatment, which included lots of food and rest between taking care of her little pups.
When the puppies were fully weaned, they were all flown to New York where they would be eventually adopted.
With the amount of fame that this puppy achieved, everyone was certain that she would be adopted in no time.
Amazingly, more than 100 people applied to adopt this little star, and the shelter was forced to stop accepting further adopting applications for her.
They wrote on their Instagram page, “We have been completely wowed by the amazing response Dolly has received, and hope she encourages more people to adopt, foster, and support rescue groups.”
It took a bit of time for the volunteer team to go through all the applications, but eventually they were able to find the perfect family for little Dolly.
Where Is Dolly Now
“After reviewing over 100 adoption applications, we knew Scott and Ryan were meant to be Dolly’s forever family. They wore Salvador Dalí t-shirts during their home visit, and they took us on a tour of their beach town where neighbors and friends stopped them on the street to tell us how incredible they are,” wrote the shelter in their Facebook post.
Dolly has found a furever home with the couple, Ryan Landry and Scott Martino, who live in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
She is a big girl now, but don’t worry… her famous marking is still there, as prominent as ever, which can be seen in her recent photos.
Landry said in an interview for Boston.com, “She has spurts of energy where goes for like 10 minutes and then she just wants to sit in your lap.”
Martino added, “She’s been recognized on the street when I’ve walked with her a few times. The mustache, I have a feeling it’s going to get more pronounced as she gets older.”
This famous girl enjoys her life at her new home and new town close to the beach, where she often goes for a delightful walk.
Dolly is a truly special dog. She is incredibly kind, attentive, and patient, and this can be seen in her interaction with her new friend, Perry.
You can follow Dolly and her adventures on her Instagram page @dolly_themustachepup.