Stray Puppy Born With A ‘Mustache’ – So She Got A Name To Match


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In July, a stray German Shepherd mix arrived at Dallas Animal Services, but she wasn’t alone. The beautiful dog had 11 puppies with her, and one pup stood out in the bunch.

The reason why the puppy caught everyone’s attention is because of a pronounced mustache-like marking on her face. And it’s not a small marking either…it covers the whole length of her mouth!


Understandably, the little girl earned the moniker “Mustache Puppy.”

#MustachePuppy has a name 〰️ meet Salvador Dolly! Wanna help us save more dogs like her? We need FOSTERS in both NYC and…

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Because Dallas Animal Services deals with a lot of stray animals, it was decided that Mustache Puppy and her family should be moved out of the shelter and placed in a foster home. That’s when the Hearts & Bones Rescue stepped in.

They placed Mustache Puppy, her mama, and all ten of her siblings with a loving foster who will care for the family for the next several weeks.

The rescue knew they had to give the uniquely marked puppy a name other than “Mustache Puppy,” and they finally came up with the perfect one. She is named Salvador Dolly, in reference to the famous mustached artist Salvador Dali.

They are simply calling her “Dolly” for short.

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Allison Seelig from Hearts & Bones spoke to The Dodo about Dolly, saying that people can’t believe their eyes when they see her adorable mustache marking.

The first thing people ask is generally, ‘Is that real?’ [There’s] a lot of ‘Omg stop it!’ and squealing over her,” Seelig said.

Photos and stories about Dolly have gone viral, and thousands of people have now fallen in love with the world-famous puppy. We think it’s safe to say she won’t have any trouble finding a forever home once she’s placed up for adoption!

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That time won’t come for a while yet. Dolly and her siblings are only five weeks old, so they need to stay with their mama a bit longer. Once the puppies are weaned off her milk, they will be sent to New York City and placed in new foster homes. That transfer is expected to take place some time in late August.

Dolly and her siblings will remain in foster homes until they are adopted…which likely won’t take too long!

You can see more of Dolly and her adorable family by tuning in to the video below.

And if you’d like to donate to Hearts & Bones to help with their rescue efforts, you can do so by visiting the organization’s official website here.


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