This Rescued Pet Rat And Therapy Dog Are Best Friends Forever

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We have shared a number of unusual animal friendships in the past but the story of Riff Rat and Osiris is one of the most amazing of all! Osiris is a 3-year-old Dutch shepherd therapy dog that befriended a 3-month old rescued pet rat named Riff Rat. The pet rat and therapy dog don’t just tolerate one another they are real life best friends forever.

Riff Rat had a rough start, and was rescued at only 4 weeks of age in pretty bad shape. He was nursed back to health with a syringe and plenty of love from kind-hearted humans as well as Osiris the gentle giant therapy dog. Dutch shepherds are well known for their ease of training and obedience, but Osiris takes being a great dog to a whole different level. Osiris allows Riff Rat to crawl inside of his mouth and clean his teeth, and no one even worries that the dog will make a snack out of the little rat.

Osiris’ owner writes on @osirisandriff Instagram, “Riff Ratt really likes licking the inside of Osiris’ mouth. I’m sure you all are wondering if we’re afraid Osiris will eat Riff – NOPE! Osiris has helped foster and care for dozens of animals and he is the gentlest dog I’ve ever met.”

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These two unusual pals love to snuggle

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Riff Rat has gotten pretty good at standing up on his two back legs

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And the world’s best dentist award goes to Riff Rat the rescued rat!

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Riff Rat’s owner writes on Instagram, “#RiffRat likes to be in pockets.”

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Sometimes Osiris gives Riff Rat a cleaning too

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“Playing like they always do”

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Let me tell you ’bout my best friend…

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You can follow along on all of Osiris and Riff Rat’s adventures via Instagram.

Photo Credits: Instagram

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