The owner of a corgi has captured on camera the friendship between her dog and a tiny baby bunny.

The corgi, Ripley, met the little rabbit one day while she was out walking with her owner, Lareina Tan.

After that, whenever Ripley left the house in West Lafayette, Indiana, for a walk, the bunny would pop up, ready to play.

'This has happened two days in a row. We'd take the corgi out to potty, and she'd go sniffing around. Bunny pops out, play-date starts,' Tan wrote on Reddit.

'I was lucky enough to have my phone on me the third time this happened.'

Tan was slightly concerned her dog, who is named after Ellen Ripley from the Hollywood movie Alien, might hurt the rabbit, but realized after watching the pair that she had no intention of injuring her new playmate.

'The bunny ran around in circles around us instead of away, and jumped onto Ripley's front paw while she was sitting. I want to believe the bunny chose to hang with her,' wrote Tan.

Corgis are of Welsh origin, trained to herd animals. They're reportedly one of the few breeds that can herd geese.

Perhaps Ripley's herding instincts were at work as she rounded the bunny up off the road and towards the sidewalk.

This cute encounter could have had a different outcome if the tiny bunny had met a different dog.

'Ripley is pretty much one of the least threatening dogs around... it could be because she grew up with a huge bunny and a hamster,' wrote Tan.

The bunny hopped off after Tan called Ripley inside, but she doesn't think that's the last Ripley will see of the rabbit.

Tan hopes that as the rabbit grows older, it will build its nest nearby so that Ripley and her new mate can maintain their friendship - and she can take more cute photos.

Responses to "Adorable moment a corgi adopts a tiny wild bunny rabbit (Photos)"

  1. ♥what a lovely wake up call this is♥

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thats so cute

  3. Unknown says:

    So adorable! I loved this story!

  4. Anonymous says:

    <3 <3 <3 just adorable

  5. Anonymous says:

    If only humans were so kind

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wow,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,amazing! LOVE! & Acceptance!

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Humans could learn sooo much about having a heart and kindness from animal's examples.

  10. Anonymous says:

    What cute pictures and wonderful story. Thank you.


  11. isobel says:

    that's was so nice

  12. Anonymous says:

    Love knows no boundaries.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I had 5 of them when i was young . My hunting dog killed the Mother and i took them in to release back to the wild :)

  14. Unknown says:

    This is just so gorgeous.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Wow:-)Wow just goes to show animals dont judge:-)

  16. Carole G says:

    awesome made me smile today....

  17. Anonymous says:

    In bunny language when it runs in circles around you, it means I love you.

  18. Ashley says:

    "This is my bunny. There are many like him, but this one is mine!"

  19. Anonymous says:

    oh what a lovely happening I do hope they keep the friendship going,absolutely great!!!!!

  20. Anonymous says:

    what a great foster parent!!! so sweet how the corgi takes care for this young rabbit. even nature knows that baby animals need to be protected. big hug for the corgi, a great hero for me. XXXXXX

  21. Unknown says:

    Corgi's are the best dogs.. We had two, so much personality!!

  22. antonette says:

    people need to learn from the animal world they are a wonder

  23. antonette says:

    people need to learn from the animal world they have more of a heart

  24. na says:

    I have a corgie mix she has the sweetest nature,she loves other animals,I never have to worry about her bothering another animal

  25. Anonymous says:

    awesome.....we get an extrordinary glance

  26. Unknown says:

    So Sweet.What a gentle soul that pup has.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Love this story

  28. Fili says:

    That is so wonderful.

  29. Unknown says:

    Awww my Choc lab once found a baby rabbit and "held" it betweem his paws until I came to see what he had, then he allowed me to reposition the bunny in the bushes and safety. lol

  30. Anonymous says:

    Im. In with every ones comment. ... alllllllll .♥♡♥♡♡♥♡♡♡♡

  31. sheri says:

    Gr8 story! We have a 6 yo female corgi, Luci! She isn't so kind to rabbits! Chased them away if she can, along with squirrels! Your corgi appears v young? Thank you for sharing a touching story! 02 May 2015

  32. Unknown says:

    My small dog caught a Cotton Tail unawares and that was the end of it. I fear he would do the same to a baby. I take no chances when I am in that neighborhood. Leash for sure.

  33. Andrew Dube says:

    It is so amazing how animals get along so well with each other love this.

  34. Dog Names says:

    That's so funny and interesting!

  35. Anonymous says:

    My curiosity was peaked by the lead image I saw, as someone's Facebook share-post, and inspired me to seek out the complete story.The honesty of heart warming account,seemed confirmed in the many cute still pictures of pet dog and befriended young rabbit interacting in varied situations. A light joyous wonder filled my heart sufficient to remark the pics and the story are awesome, amazing, fabulously remarkable, and astonishingly wonderful.

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