Is this the most adorable animal friendship you have ever seen?

Chicken and Chihuahua best friends

Meet Penny and Roo – a chicken and Chihuahua duo rescued by Duluth Animal Hospital in Georgia, US, who have become inseparable.

Roo was born without forelegs but found a new lease of life when vets gave him a custom-made doggy wheelchair in June last year.

Chicken and Chihuahua best friends

On the animal hospital’s Facebook page staff said in June: “Roo took his very first steps in his new wheelchair today! It's going to be a process, learning how to manoeuvre and balance, but it marks the opening of a door to freedom for him. We're so excited!!”

Chicken and Chihuahua best friends

Penny is an orphaned Silkie chicken – a breed named for its fluffy feathers which feel like silk.

Chicken and Chihuahua best friends

The pair love to hang out and play in the animal hospital’s reception – now their home – much to the delight of staff and visitors alike.

Chicken and Chihuahua best friends

At the end of January, Penny and Roo played in the snow together for the first time.

Photo credit: Duluth Animal Hospital/Facebook