Meet the labradoodle who acts like a human thanks to his incredible bond with his best friend, a seven-year-old boy who was adopted into the family at the same time.
Reagan the dog was over the moon when his new family welcomed a foster baby, Buddy, also 11 months old, into their home.
The couple grew up together, and these adorable photos show them posing as a pair of siblings, wearing identical outfits, on vacation, and even sharing joint birthday parties.
Pooch Reagan belongs to grandmother Sandi Swiridoff, 60, who adopted him just months before her daughter Kari Lewis, 31, raised little Buddy.
Now Buddy and his little sister Reagan have been permanently adopted into the Lewis family, so the boy and dog are officially best friends forever.
The snapshots show the dog and all the children acting like siblings: building the Christmas tree together, reading bedtime stories, and eating spaghetti.
Whether they’re doing yoga or taking a nap, the funny couple tends to look more than a little adorable.
Sandi, from Portland, Oregon, said: “Reagan gets SO excited when Buddy comes over. Now they are seven years old and they don’t see each other every day, but that only increases the level of excitement when they meet again. “
“Their bond was instantaneous. Reagan seemed to know that Buddy needed a furry friend to help him adjust and make him feel safe and loved. Seeing their bond warms my heart as they have the same level of energy and personality. “
Retired nurse Sandi and her husband Eric adopted Reagan in 2014. They were preparing for a “child-sized void” in their lives after their first foster grandchildren were adopted into their families forever.
On one of their last weekends together, Sandi took the children to “take a look” at a litter of Australian Labradoodle puppies, but when they arrived she saw that there was only one left: Reagan.
She said: “When I bent down to pick up this little ball of fur, he licked my face. At that moment I knew that he was going home with us ”.
If you want to hang out with Reagan and Buddy a bit more, just check out this wonderful full-time Instagram from ‘Instagramma’. @reagandoodle.
Spread the pawsitivty: share this story with friends …