Dog Cuddles With Injured Baby Deer Until the Fawn Finds a Home


Meet Zoey, a kind dog from Nashville, Tennesse who stepped up to take care of an ill baby fawn after it strayed into her yard.

dog and deer

Instead of getting protective, Zoey empathized with the small creature and gave it an abundance of love and protection to try and make it feel better.

Dog sniffing deer

Zoey’s human, Pat Pollifrone who is a musician, shared the story on social media, he said:

“Found this little sweetheart yesterday in the yard, so we took her into the woods. Came out this morning, and she was laying in the driveway, so I guess we have a deer now.”

Pat named the fawn Bambi and shared a video online of it, where he writes:

“If she chooses to go back into the wild, she is free to do so. Just helping the critter get on her feet. She has been drinking goat milk and walking around the yard today, and the infection in her eye is looking a lot better after pulling the ticks and applying Neosporin.”

Two days after the initial encounter, the Nashville musician was pleased to find Zoey cuddling up to the fawn, “words can’t describe this cuteness.”


Despite calling around to the local animal shelters, Pat was unable to find a home for Bambi, so he decided to step up and look after it himself.

Sick deer in driveway

“So we will continue to care for the baby until mama comes back,” he said. “She is doing SO MUCH BETTER! Pooping, peeing, taking goats milk🙌 eye infection is clearing up and the ticks have left her alone👍👍👍.”

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Written by Joe Kahlo

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