German Shepherd owner adopts a ferret...the result will make you smile!

Ferret naps with best friend the dog dog-wow
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You would never think of a dog and a ferret as being the perfect duo, but, friendship knows no bounds and this adorable, if unlikely, combo are living proof of the old adage...

By Natasha James

Published on the 27/11/2019, 08:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:22

Nova, the German Shepherd, and Pacco, the ferret, are the absolute best of friends. So much so that their owner, Diana Grib, wonders if they even realise that they’re not the same species!

Diana has lived with her dog Nova for years and has always made sure that her pup gets to know other animals. Among Nova’s friends are cats, rats and parrots.


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True friendship

Diana had always dreamed of owning a ferret and as Nova grew into a placid, friendly dog she decided to begin the search. She contacted a number of breeders with one request “Do you have a ferret who could happily live with a dog?”

Eventually, she found Pacco, who is seemingly very comfortable with other animals.


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When Diana brought Pacco home, she was a little apprehensive but she needn’t have been! At their first meeting, Nova curiously followed Pacco every step of the way and slowly but surely she gained his trust. And now? The two are inseparable!


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Joint naptime

They often play with each other and even sleep in the same basket every night. Diana says that they’re so similar in temperament that she sometimes feels like she has two dogs. Pacco is the leader which might not be much of a surprise as ferrets are known for their strong character.

Nova loves having little Pacco at her side. Unsurprisingly, the two have become something of an internet sensation and their Instagram account has amassed a whopping 11,000 followers.


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The two get along so well because they knew each other from an early age and were properly introduced. Before you buy a ferret, do your research on how they’d interact with your pooch.