Sometimes people come across shelter dogs and just know that they’re meant to give them a hom.
But after one couple adopted a rescue, they discovered a stunning coincidence that proved it was truly mean to be.
On December 15, 2021, Alyssa DeLuca and her boyfriend Zachary Chin came across a Facebook post from Trenton Animals Rock, and noticed something familiar about one of their adoptable dogs.
One dog in need of a home — a Chow Chow/Shar Pei mix named Max — looked remarkably similar to Zachary’s dog, Arthur.
The dog was up for adoption because his owners couldn’t care for him due to their work schedules, and while Alyssa and Zack weren’t planning to adopt another dog, they felt they were meant to give him a home.
“After reading the description, Zack looked at me and said something along the lines of, ‘Well, you know what we have to do now — we have to save him,’” Alyssa told The Dodo.
Alyssa wrote on Facebook that they drove five hours to adopt Max, whom they renamed “Wes.” She told The Dodo that Wes was “terrified” in the shelter and “shivering in his kennel,” so it’s a good thing they got him out as soon as possible.
Wes & Arthur
They brought Wes home, and he began to bond with his lookalike, Arthur.
“Wes and Arthur were unsure of each other at first, but became inseparable after a few months,” Alyssa wrote on Facebook. “They sleep together, they walk together, they do everything together.”
Despite looking so much alike, they had somewhat different personalities, but complemented each other well and became best friends.
“We would always say that they were the ‘same dog in a different font’ because of how similar they looked, and even though they had a lot of differences, their mannerisms were also very similar,” she told The Dodo.
But it turned out Wes and Arthur actually had more in common than anyone could have imagined.