Look what came through the doggie door!

You never know what might follow your dog through the doggie door. The owners of this beagle came home to find their dog’s new friend all curled up on the couch.

Deep Creek Times Photo of the Month | Doggy Door | Beagle and Fawn 1

Deep Creek Times Photo of the Month | Doggy Door | Beagle and Fawn 2

From the Deep Creek (Maryland) Times; Photo of the Month for July

Update: Look what followed the cat through the pet door!
(Video length: 0:26)

HT: Neatorama


  1. Bobbi says:

    There is no further information about the fawn. Was it orphaned? What did the owners do with it after they discovered it?

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Bobbi – I looked around for some follow-up information on this but couldn’t find any. Does anyone else know anything?

  3. 3 dogs later says:

    I googled this story and I read the game and wildlife told the people to return the fawm to the outdoors.They did ..and later they didn’t see it. I hope it’s safe..

  4. Ray Fowler says:

    3 dogs later – Thanks for the follow-up. I was wondering what happened next.

  5. Rob says:

    I have seen a picture of a fawn that a taxadermist made in the same position as this fawn? The dog seems to move and reposition itself but the fawn seems to stay in the same one, noise tucked in? Real story or fake? You decide.

  6. Ray Fowler says:

    Rob – Now that is interesting. The fawn does seem suspiciously in the same position in each photograph. I also checked Snopes, and they list it as undetermined. (Link: Snopes: Beagle and Fawn) You may be right. This one may be a hoax.

  7. Bev says:

    If you look closely the fawn is in two very different positions…in the first picture he/she has his/her nose tucked in quite tightly and in the 2nd picture he/she has his/her head fairly upright. After seeing the video showing that a fawn could come through the doggie door I really believe this one.

  8. Ray Fowler says:

    Bev – I am still undecided on this one. But the video of the fawn coming through the doggie door certainly shows it is possible. Some people are claiming the fawn in the video is actually a pet.

  9. Barbara says:

    Note the clock. The fawn comes through the door before the cat.

  10. Ray Fowler says:

    The plot thickens!

  11. D. Wood says:

    Wouldn’t surprise me a bit- I had a male beagle that looked EXACTLY like this one that raised an orphaned 3 week old kitten. Our beagle cleaned, snuggled, and actually let the kitten suckle on him. Without his care, I doubt the kitten, now 12 years old, would have survived.

  12. Ray Fowler says:

    D. Wood – Neat story. It is amazing what God has built into some animals.

  13. Helen L says:

    Take a good look at both pictures and notice the differences in
    the doe in each one. Posed? I don’t think so as the ears are
    different in each photo as are its fron’t legs. See how many differences you can find. Sure wish the person who took the photos
    would let us all know what has happened for sure & not just second
    hand news.

  14. Ray Fowler says:

    Helen – You may be right. It is hard to tell from the angle in the photographs. I also wish there were more information on this one!

  15. J Redden says:

    I have seen countless fawns through the years and NEVER have I seen one with a long tail. The back legs and feet are not what you would find on a REAL live fawn. If this were a REAL live fawn that just came out of the woods I can assure you it would not be calm, cool and collected as it seems in the pictures. No way is this REAL!

  16. H. Long says:

    Beg to differ but I have seen a lot of fawns also as well as adult deer alive & or dead. Some of them do have longer tails than others, remember every human is different thank God & it is the same in the animal world. Weather or not it is alive is the question & deer if living close to people will become tame so that is not important. Wish the people who posted it in the first place would just give us an update.

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