An animal loving Texas couple had always hoped to adopt a kitten and puppy but never did they think their pets would act like mother and son.

It was love at first smell for adorable pair, Woodhouse and Raven who have not left each other’s side since meeting at a shelter as kitten and pup.

When eight-week-old Tamaskan pup, Raven joined Christina Cross and fiancée Vincent, it was only two weeks later that she sniffed out for them Woodhouse.

Living so closely together has resulted in a bit of species confusion – as Raven acts like a cat and Woodhouse like a dog.

The couple soon discovered Woodhouse was only two weeks younger than Raven when they took the once homeless cat to the vet.