In late July, the Dallas- and New York City-based dog rescue Hearts & Bones partnered with Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center to save a mom dog and her 11 still-nursing five-week-old shepherd mutt puppies, including a female with an unusual marking. Named Salvador Dolly, the puppy bears an uncanny resemblance to legendary Spanish Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, complete with a black handlebar “mustache.” (Dalí's facial hair is such an iconic part of his image that even when his body was exhumed in 2017, his mustache was still intact.)
"Ladies and gents, we give you The Mustache Puppy!," Hearts & Bones wrote on their Facebook page. “We just rescued this pup, her 10 siblings and their beautiful mama thanks to our friends at Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center and a $5000 grant from Maddie’s Fund at the Best Friends Animal Society National Conference! The whole fam is heading to an amazing foster home in Dallas today, where they’ll get lots of love and the medical care they need. NYC friends, are you ready for this? Mustache pup and co[mpany] will be looking for foster and forever homes in the Big Apple the last week of August. Apply to foster or adopt today at heartsandbonesrescue.com, and tell us mustache pup sent you.”
Yes, Salvador Dalí in dog form could be yours—and so can her siblings and mom.
Keeping with the art theme, the rest of very active and playful pups are named after other famed artists: Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Kara Walker, Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Fernando Botero, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Gertrude Stein (mama dog). Hearts & Bones told Mental Floss they’re overwhelmed with Dolly applications, but encourage New Yorkers to apply to foster and adopt the rest of this adorable brood.
Besides the artist puppies, Hearts & Bones has several other puppies and adult dogs waiting to be adopted or fostered. You can adopt Meryl Streep, Lloyd Christmas, Cher Horowitz, Harry Dunne, Charlotte York, Steve Carell, George Costanza, or the Stranger Things cast. If you’re unable to adopt or foster these dogs, you can make a donation to help cover their medical costs.