Last Updated on February 16, 2022 by Pets Feed
A dog rescued by an animal shelter in South Carolina has been adopted by a family who were shocked to learn of his feline behavior.
Bethany Castiller and her family decided to go to a local rescue center in South Carolina to adopt a dog. There, they met a puppy that caught their eye. The dog rescued by the shelter was named Mako, when he saw the visitors he said he would go home with them.
Bethany told The Dodo:
We joked that we didn’t really choose him, he chose us. When we went to the shelter he had his back against the cage so we started petting him, he looked over his shoulder, he looked us straight in the eye and we fell in love with the little guy.
Rescued dog thinks he’s a cat
The family wanted to adopt a dog that would get along with their house cats, Pecan and Gizmo, and the shelter assured them that Mako was the one.
The shelter told them that Mako gets along very well with all the cats in the place and that he spends a lot of time with them too.
When they brought him home, his family soon realized that what the shelter was saying was true, and it’s probably because Mako thinks he’s a cat.
Although no one knows exactly why he behaved, everyone thinks Mako may have been raised with multiple cats.
All of her favorite activities are classic cat actions, she doesn’t bark, loves cat treats, and likes to sit on counters and cabinets.
When they saw Mako climbing on tables and counters, her family saw it as odd behavior, but accepted that it was her personality.
Her family detailed all of Mako’s behaviors and concluded that they had adopted another cat instead of a dog.
We go online and find a dog toy that looks like a cat, so we go to the garden, he chases it and jumps around like cats. He also likes to lie on the tables with my cats and look out the window at the birds with them. When she sees one of my cats lying on her back for a tummy massage, she comes over and does the same!
Mako is obsessed with his feline brothers, he loves spending time with them, whenever he can he goes out with them to have fun.
Mako’s family can’t stop laughing when they go somewhere and find him doing something with his brothers, he’s part of the gang.
Whenever Mako sees the boys at the counters or cabinets, he climbs up to join them. He really wants to be with cats all the time. If he’s not in the room with one of us, he’s with the cats.
Mako is definitely very different from other dogs, he will always be very interested in the activities of cats rather than an ordinary dog.
Despite his differences and how strange his behavior can be, his family will always love his personality and love him forever.
Images: Instagram / mako_thecatdog