Rocket Larry the turtle and Puka the dog may not seem to have a lot in common, but looks can be deceiving.

Both are rescues, adopted by a kind family who took them in when they had no place else to go. The two were instant buddies, and spend their days side by side, sharing snacks and posing for plenty of adorable photos together.

Their amazing story shows just how much joy you can bring into an animals’ life — no matter what their species — when you choose to adopt.