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Woman Adopts Senior Dog Who Looks Like The Childhood Puppy She Had Part With

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on May 7, 2024

Forced to give up her childhood dog, Chloe, when she was just 14, Nicole Grimes of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, always held onto the memory of her beloved Pomeranian-Poodle mix. The puppy, a gift from her grandmother when Nicole was 10, had quickly become like a sister to her since she was an only child. They shared a special bond until Nicole’s father began a home-based job that required a quiet environment, incompatible with Chloe’s lively nature. Regrettably, Chloe was surrendered to the Washington Area Humane Society in Pennsylvania.


Years later, now married with a daughter, Nicole stumbled upon a Facebook post from a friend about a senior dog up for adoption that reminded her of the pup she had to leave behind. The dog, coincidentally also named Chloe, was 11 years old—the same age her Chloe would be. Driven by nostalgia, Nicole adopted the senior dog, who immediately displayed the same affectionate and playful traits Nicole remembered.


Back home, the new Chloe licked Nicole in a way that felt all too familiar. Despite skepticism from others about the dog’s identity, Nicole was determined to find out the truth. She took Chloe to Clover Farm Veterinary Services in Fredericktown, Pennsylvania, to check the dog’s microchip. Astonishingly, the microchip confirmed that this Chloe was indeed her childhood Chloe.


This miraculous reunion has given Nicole back a piece of her past. Now, Chloe thrives in a loving home with Nicole’s family, embracing her new human sister and Nicole’s husband as her own. Despite the years lost, their bond remains strong, proving that their connection was meant to last a lifetime.

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