If it were you, when you meet someone who is completely similar, you will definitely walk in and say hello. Rogue’s case is the same. When Bethany Coleman took her dog, Rogue, for a walk and they noticed a dog that looked identical to Rogue, naturally, they introduced themselves.
“Rogue and I were out for a nice long walk to our local farmers market when we saw Beast,” Coleman said. “He was there with Last Hope K9 Rescue and a bunch of other dogs that were all up for adoption. What made me want to rescue Beast over the other dogs was that he looked just like Rogue. They’re both cairn terrier mixes, Rogue’s mom was a lab/pit mix and her dad a cairn and with Beast we’re just not sure, it just has cairn mix I. His paperwork but we think he’s mixed with Basset due to his body type, he looks like a pig and has even been mistaken for a pig a couple times.”
Bethany wasn’t planning on having another pet at the time. Although Tyson, her boyfriend, really wanted another dog, she was against the idea. Because they already had 2 senior cats that she brought into the relationship and their puppy Rogue.
She was not about to add one more animal to the mix. But she couldn’t do it.
“I just instantly fell in love with him!” she added. “He was Rogue’s twin! They also got along and immediately started playing with one another. So right then and there I started filling out the paperwork. I even have the first picture ever of him when he was at the market.”
After they took Beast home, the big boy started to assert dominance but was instantly put in his place by the tiny pup. “It took about a month for everyone, including the cats, to find their groove,” Bethany said.
“To be fair we got them the same exact toys thinking that would solve everything. Nope! Rogue always and actually to this day wants whatever Beast has. It’s funny to watch when we give them treats. Halfway through whatever it is they’ll switch and go for each other’s toy. But at heart, they’re best friends!”
The family is now living happily in Hawaii. Beast is the ideal beach dog, enjoying the sand and waves. Rogue enjoys bothering the crabs, but when she rushes into the water, she swims and swims. “We’re gonna also get her a life jacket but teach her how to surf on a boogie board.” x