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Unlikely duo dog and goat besties up for adoption as a pair find 'best possible outcome'

While Felix and Cinnamon are not up for public adoption at this time, the shelter wants to find a rescue partner who can help take care of them.
The unlikely duo: Dog and goat besties are up for adoption as a pair
Posted at 2:31 PM, Mar 29, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-31 19:37:33-04

A couple of unlikely best friends —  a dog named Felix and a goat named Cinnamon — have found a forever home, according to the Wake County Animal Center.

Cinnamon and Felix arrived together at the Wake County Animal Center on March 13 after their original owner became unable to care for them any longer.

It didn’t take long for the shelter to realize the pair were meant for each other as they saw them play, eat and sleep together. This meant the besties needed to find a home together.

"Goats are social animals, and so are dogs, so when they’re put together, it makes sense they would find friendship," Wake County Animal Center Director Dr. Jennifer Federico explained in a press release.

The shelter wanted to find a rescue partner with experience with farm animals to keep these two pals together.

"In many cases of interspecies friendship, the species are not normally seen together, and sometimes, one is of a species that ordinarily preys on the other in nature. Whatever the reason for these two bonding, it’s clear what would be best for their well-being is to keep them together," said Federico.

The inseparable pair will soon be living at a farm in Johnston County.

"It is the best possible outcome," Wake County Animal Center Director Dr. Jennifer Federico told WRAL. "They have found a place with only a small herd of goats who also has space to take Felix. Cinnamon just is right behind Felix wherever he's going. She's just going and that is just the deal."