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Grieving Dog Has The Greatest Reaction To Meeting His New Furry Sibling

Written by: Stephanie Maguire
Stephanie Maguire is a writer for She loves animals so much that she started her own pet-sitting business in 2017, and goes out of her way to point-out and pet every single dog she sees.Read more
| Published on April 25, 2023

When Wyatt went through the heart-wrenching experience of losing his beloved furry sister, the poor pup was completely heartbroken. This sweet boy has been such a sensitive dog since he was a puppy, and he spent weeks sulking, severely missing his sister. 

So when his mom and dad set up a meeting with a potential new sibling who was waiting at a shelter a few hours away, he had the greatest reaction.


Not long after Mavis, his furry sister, crossed the rainbow bridge, Wyatt made it obvious that he was mourning. He ran straight into the closet and was super sad. He loves other dogs so much that his pawrents knew he needed another furry best friend.

So they didn’t wait very long before deciding to drive three hours to a shelter in the Mojave Desert to see whether or not a dog named Lenny would be a fantastic new addition to their family.

Wyatt had been sulking for almost two weeks, but when they brought Lenny out to meet him, he was like a little ray of sunshine for him. Wyatt immediately perked-up and began to play. There was an instant connection between them. It was a match!

Then, when they got home, Wyatt started pulling out every single one of his toys to show Lenny. He immediately took on the role of “brother.”

“I think the most special thing about them is how clear it is that they care about one another. Just seeing that fun, loving relationship that they have with each other makes my day every day,” says their mom.

Wyatt play

When they set out for their exciting outdoor adventures together, their mom put Mavis’s adorable pink harness on Lenny, and it fit perfectly. To their whole family, it felt as if Mavis was still there with them.

Of course, we’re never trying to replace our canine companions that have crossed the rainbow bridge. We keep them and the amazing memories we’ve made with them in our hearts forever. It’s their love that paves the way to allow another furry friend into our hearts.

And in this case, it was Mavis who showed Wyatt just how much he would love another furry friend. Thanks to Mavis, Lenny was saved and will live a lavished life surrounded by love.

You can see Wyatt’s amazing reaction to meeting his new furry brother in the video below. 

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