3-Year-Old Boy Forms Adorable Friendship With Foster Family’s Dog

reagandoodle dog and boy

If you ever need proof that dog is man’s best friend, look no further than Instagram. The social media site has no shortage of picture-perfect pups, as many doting dog owners share snapshots of life with their four-legged friends. While some go on adventures together and others dress alike, Reagan the labradoodle and “Little Buddy”—his family’s foster child—do both.

Reagan was adopted by Oregon resident Sandi Swiridoff when he was just 11 months old. Swiridoff was overjoyed when the puppy—a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle—instantly hit it off with another special 11-month-old: her foster grandchild. “There was that instant bond,” Swiridoff told NBC News. “They just loved each other from day one.” From snuggling in bed and throwing miniature pajama parties to strolling outside and lounging by the lake, the duo does everything together—and, with their matching clothes and costumes, they do it in style.

Understandably overwhelmed with cuteness, Swiridoff began documenting their heartwarming bond on her Instagram page, Reagandoodle. Now, two years later, the account has over 125,000 followers. Its popularity has also given way to an Etsy shop, where Swiridoff will be selling her still-in-progress picture book about Reagan’s relationship with Little Buddy. The book is set to bring attention to the the importance of foster care, and proceeds will benefit Foster Parents’ Night Out, a non-profit organization. “I feel like it’s a story that needs to be told in addition to cute pictures,” Swiridoff explained. “The good that they’ve been able to do for each other, and for foster kids everywhere.”

While the book launches next year, you can currently get your labradoodle fix with a Reagan-themed calendar.

This is Reagan the dog and his “Little Buddy.”



They do everything together.






They even coordinate outfits…






…and costumes.



Though Reagan likes to dress up on his own, too.




Reagandoodle: Website | Instagram | Etsy
h/t: [The Daily Mail]

All images via Reagandoodle.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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