Baby fox peering out of trees

This fox and hound friendship will melt your heart

Disney in real life...

By Shannon Wilson, 17 May 2016
This fox and hound friendship will melt your heart

In the cutest newsflash of all time, a fox and a dog have become the best of friends, giving us serious #squadgoals.

Juniper, a one-year-old North American red fox and Moose, a six-year-old Australian Shepherd mix are stealing everyone’s hearts with their unusual friendship. Taking a leaf right out of Disney's The Fox and The Hound film (1981), the pair met last year when Juniper was rescued as a baby and have been inseparable ever since.

Proving that opposites really do attract, their owner Jess told Bored Panda that Moose took on the role of Juniper's guardian as soon as they met: “I brought Juniper home when she was only five weeks old. Moose was raised around all kinds of animals so when [Juniper] ran up to him tail wagging and crying they were instantly friends.”

While Juniper has her own fenced-in area outside, she can instead often be found following Moose around and jumping on top of him like she just can't get enough of her best friend. “She’s also loved him from day one,” Jess said. “Foxes put their butts on things they want to own or think is theirs. Moose gets sat on daily. I’ll often walk into the room and see Moose laying down with such a glum look on his face while Juniper is there just sitting on his head smiling.”

So how do the terrible two spend their days?

Walking and chilling in the woods

 

I've never seen a cuter pair of friends �� #bestfriends #allthingshusky #thehappiestfox

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Cooling off in the lakes

 

Moose is trying to convince Juniper to go swimming with him. She's not having it ����

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Enjoying a light snack in the afternoon

 

Peanut Butter Dreams

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Getting some much needed some downtime

 

Squad up ��

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Cuddles!

 

Cuddle sesh?

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Play fighting (Moose looks less interested than Juniper)

 

"I just want you to hold my hand ��" #BoyfriendMoose

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Party time!

Just joking around

 

"Hey Moose, I just hid 10 socks in the couch cushions. Mum will never find them there" �� #therealsockmonster

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Hanging out on the sofa with their human

 

When your boyfriend is having guy time, but hasn't kissed you in over five minutes.

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Greeting each other when they walk through the door

 

When your boyfriend comes home from work #thehappiestfox

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Scratching each other's itches

 

Got an itch, I'll scratch it #thesweetestfox #mymotto

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You guys!

 

"I just wanted one kiss ��" #friendzone

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Most importantly, loving each other every day

 

What is love

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Could the pair be any more perfect?

While their friendship may seem straight out of a fairy tale, Jess is quick to warn others that a fox does not make a good pet – notoriously territorial, they don’t get on well with children, can be aggressive and require around the clock commitment.

Looking for more great animal news? Check out 12 Pet Rescues That Will Melt Your Heart and 9 Of The Cutest Baby Animals Ever. You can stock up on all your pet supplies at your nearest Asda.