Homeless Sibling Dogs Reunited in Chelmsford
The dogs are now living together in town.
A brother and sister pair of pit bull mixes are once again living happily together thanks to a local couple with big hearts.
The MSPCA reports that Dee and Martini were litter mates who had been adopted into separate homes but were reunited in Boston after a series of events which left one of the siblings homeless.
Tricia and Ian Lesniewski of Chelmsford first came adopted Dee in Sept. 2011 after the dog (then named "Hearts") had been surrendered a month before. Coincidentally, Martini was also onsite at the MSPCA that day to be spayed and confirmed to MSPCA staff that Martini was in fact Dee’s sister. The dogs reunited and raced toward each other in happiness.
The Lesniewskis adopted playful little Dee while Martini underwent her surgery and returned home with her owner.
While Dee adjusted to life in Chelmsford, Martini's owner was forced to give her up due to a change in their landlord's pet policy. Martini returned to the MSPCA on July 13, 2012.
Martini settled into life at the MSPCA, and manager Alyssa Muro placed a call to the Lesiewskis, “just to see if Tricia might know someone who was looking for a dog similar in size, age and temperament to Dee,” she said.
As luck would have it, the couple decided since they loved Dee so much, they were looking to adopt another dog into their family.
Tricia Lesiewski and the MSPCA set up a time for Dee and Martini to reunite and determine if Martini would be a good fit for their family.
“I was blown away by Dee’s reaction upon seeing Martini,” she said. “Dee has always been incredibly fond of other dogs, but here she was in the middle of the shelter lobby yelping and pulling desperately—just to get closer to Martini who, in turn, was just as eager to reunite with Dee.”
Tricia knew Martini belonged at home in Chelmsford with Dee and the rest of her family.
“I took Martini home that day and am so grateful that we were able to bring them both together again," she told the MSPCA. "It gives me enormous pride—and joy—to know they will live together in a safe, loving and happy home.”