A woman adopts her dog puppy nine years after his birth
The owner discovered that the cub, who had been adopted by another family, had been returned to the shelter in 2021. Since then, he had been waiting for a home.
Adopting Dolly was one of the best decisions she has ever made for Claire Hughes. The owner, from Ontario, Canada, rescued the dog, now 11 years old, from a shelter in the area. When she was two years old, when she gave birth to her Beagle Mix, she became a mother to six puppies. In that time, they all found a home, until after nine years, one of them ended up returning to his mother’s side.
Cheddar, one of the cubs, found a family on a farm in Tennessee, USA. However, in 2021, he ended up returning to the shelter in Canada, and since then, he has been waiting for a new home. But when I was nine years old, it wasn’t easy. At least, not until Claire discovers her past. When the dog’s owner noticed the resemblance between the dog and Dolly and confirmed that it was indeed one of her puppies, she did not think twice.
“He came to visit us to see if we were getting along, and Dolly immediately ran to him,” Claire told Newsweek. “In many ways, we made the decision at that moment. Our main decision factor was making sure they were on board,” he added.
Working from home, Claire and her husband have always been passionate about animals and although they weren’t looking for a new big dog, they had all the conditions to welcome him. “We have a house with a big yard and we love dogs, so we thought why not adopt Dolly? She’s the light of our lives.”
The couple did not want to lose the joy of reuniting the baby with his mother just yet. Since his arrival there, the duo has become inseparable. Cheddar has followed Dolly everywhere, even befriending the family cat, Norman. The trio takes several naps together and the big dog loves to sleep with his head on his mother.
Moreover, Cheddar does not hide the similarities between himself and his mother. According to the owner, during the short time he was in the new house, he actually noticed that the old man had some of the same behaviors as Dolly, such as preferring to walk on the carpet instead of the floor. “They seem to be supporting each other as they face their fears,” he joked.
Claire shared News Cheddar was adopted on the social network Reddit and it was a success. The post has already received 9,400 votes and many comments from fans fascinated by the story. Although I’m not sure if Dolly knows Cheddar is her son, one thing is certain: “They adore each other.”
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