In 2020, I, like many others, adopted my first dog, a golden retriever named Barley. It was love at first sight, and it’s been a joyful three years. However, three months ago, we learned that she has a twin sister, Millet, who lives about 50 miles away. Since then, Barley and Millet have met at a dog park five times. Each time, they both seem elated to be together and do not leave each other’s sides. Each time we leave, Barley whimpers for the rest of the day. Now I feel terrible that Barley and Millet were sold off to two different families. It seems inhumane.
I recently talked with Millet’s owners, and they have been looking for a second dog and are willing to adopt Barley. Is giving her up for adoption the morally correct thing to do? Please help.
—Questioning Dog Owner