Rescue Dog Predicts Pet Mama’s Pregnancy [Video]

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
An ad from Pets Best Insurance services has us feeling all the feels as it shares just how deep the bond between dogs and their humans goes.

Pets Best Insurance Services shares the story of Rachel Muniz, a woman who struggled with her husband as they tried to get pregnant with their first child.

The clip shows Rachel telling viewers that in their stress and sadness, they decided to adopt a rescue dog, a lab mix they named Apollo.

Related: How To Bond With Your Rescue Dog

Rachel said that Apollo was with her in all of her highs and lows of infertility, and was ever loving and protective. She was completely in love with Apollo.

So when Apollo spent most of an afternoon resting his face on Rachel’s stomach, she thought it was a sweet enough time that she took pictures, especially since it was unusual for him.

And then, three weeks later, it was as if Apollo had been in on a secret that only he knew about–that Rachel was pregnant! She says that it was if he knew and even though he didn’t have words, he could convey his love and excitement for their family.

Related: Study: Oxytocin Hormone Draws Dogs to Smiling Faces

Apollo acts like your typical spirited dog, but when Donovan came home, he couldn’t have been more gentle. Donovan is two-and-a-half years old now, and Apollo and Donovan are the best of brothers. Rachel says that it’s obvious that Apollo loves Donovan and the whole family so much, and she couldn’t be happier that he knew such important news even when she had no idea how.

That’s the thing about dogs, though. They know.

Lori Ennis
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