A sick, homeless kitten was near death when she was rescued by a couple who nestled her in with their three husky dogs.

Concerned she wouldn't survive her first night, her new owners were amazed to see their dog Lilo go into "mum mode" with their new pet.

"She almost did not make it through the first night ... She was lethargic and limp. So we decided to go out on a limb and let her cuddle extensively with Lilo (the Husky)," her owners wrote on Instagram.

#liloandrosie No doubts that they share the same heartbeat?? Goodnight!??

A photo posted by Lilo, Infinity, & Rosie (@lilothehusky) on

"By some miracle, she started suckling on Lilo, and Lilo went full 'mom mode' even though Lilo has never had puppies of her own, and never will".

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Now a fully grown, healthy cat, the owners began sharing the adventures of their huskies and adopted kitten, who they eventually named Rosie, on Instagram.

Here Lilo and Rosie are modeling their Bestie Bows from @finnysfinds new line: Lilo's Season of Snowflakes!! #liloandrosie ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️ We are very proud to present our Winter launch, Lilo's Season of Snowflakes Collection! This collection features snowflake and holiday themed bows and bandanas that are sure to bring the festivities to your favorite fluffy friend. Patterns range from solids to plaids and prints! Be sure to check out our Etsy (Etsy.com/shop/FinnysFinds) to see more! @finnysfinds🎀 As to what our mission is, we at Finny's Finds are seeking to fund the many fosters that pass through our home. We rescue, spay/neuter, vaccinate, and place animals into their forever homes. We do not work with a larger rescue group, so the money has always come out of pocket. Specifically though, the proceeds from the Winter Launch, Books, and Calendars will be going towards a special TNR project. TNR stands for "trap, neuter, release" for feral cats. As many of you know, Rosie was picked up as a stray. Her mother and siblings remain feral to this day, along with other members of their cat colony. We will be trapping, fixing, vaccinating, and then releasing (or possibly rehoming if they are not feral) as many as we possibly can during the month of December. Your support will go towards spaying/neutering, vaccinations, crates, food, beds, litter, care, and post care for these feral cats. It is set to be our biggest project to date (a rough estimate of about 10 cats, possibly more) and the whole process will be documented on @finnysfinds . We plan to start mid-December, at which time our store will also be going on hiatus until the end of January. So if you'd like to support a great cause and also get a cute bow for your pet, this could be a win-win for everyone :) Thank you again for everyone's love and support❤️

A post shared by 🐕Lilo 🐕Infinity & 🐈Rosie (@lilothehusky) on

A candid shot of lovely little Rosie❤🌹️📷 #liloandrosie #gopro

A post shared by 🐕Lilo 🐕Infinity & 🐈Rosie (@lilothehusky) on

And just over two months ago they announced that the kitten and her Husky mum's story has been made into a children's book, detailing their unlikely friendship.

- nzherald.co.nz