Woman Rescues Stray Dog Then Realizes He Looks Eerily Similar To Her Pup Who Passed Away

“I had to stop grooming him as I burst into tears and just held him.”

Then, a scared little shih-poo crossed her path weeks later, changing both of their lives forever.

A scruffy dog sits in a car.A scruffy dog sits in a car.

“I see this scraggly dog darting across the road from behind the truck and in front of me,” the woman, who prefers to remain anonymous, told The Dodo.

She quickly parked nearby to find the scared pup.

“He was so little — and given my freshly wounded heart from the loss of my own fur baby, — I did not want to risk leaving him to be hit by someone,” she said.

A dog gets a new haircut.
A dog gets a new haircut.

When she finally found the little dog again, their connection was instant.

“When we locked eyes, I said, ‘Come here, buddy’ and he ran to me, nearly jumping into my arms,” she said. “It was a moment that felt almost like he’d been searching for me his entire life and he finally found me.”

The woman tried to locate the dog’s owner with no luck, and he wasn’t microchipped. A thorough vet checkup showed the 3-year-old dog, whom she named Stitch, was in mostly good health — except for his matted hair.

“After spending a week with Stitch, and no leads to his owner, I cut his hair,” she said. “That was the moment I realized how much he resembled Lela. I had to stop grooming him as I burst into tears and just held him.”

Lela the senior dog on the left, compared to Stitch on the right.Lela the senior dog on the left, compared to Stitch on the right.

Despite the resemblance, it took some work for Stitch to feel safe.

“He was a little skittish and not sure how to play with toys,” she said. “Now, he absolutely loves to bring us his toys and play with us. He ended up turning into the most loveable dog in the world and brings so much joy to our lives.”

A small black dog rides in the car.A small black dog rides in the car.

Though the woman still misses Lela, she’s grateful for the time they had together, as well as the second chance she’s getting with Stitch.

“I sit back and wonder if somehow, somewhere in this universe, it was Lela that made us cross paths at just the right time,” she said. “The resemblance between the two is uncanny. He was in desperate need of love and proper care, and I was in desperate need of help in mending an incredibly broken heart.”

Written by Jone Dark

Meet Jone Dark, the passionate blogger behind heartwarming tales of dogs and pets. Hailing from Ca, Jone's love for animals led them to create a captivating online space. Through vivid storytelling, Jone's blog explores the joy, challenges, and unique stories within the canine world. Beyond the virtual realm, Jone actively supports animal welfare and adoption initiatives. Join Jone Dark in celebrating the remarkable bond between humans and their furry companions on their blog, where every dog's story is a tale worth telling.

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