When one of Danielle Geffel's followers on TikTok alerted her to a dog who was up for adoption at the Maryland SPCA, Geffel immediately jumped in her car. It had been 11 years since she adopted her now-13-year-old Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen (PBGV), named Barkley, but Geffel knew she had to move quickly to pick up this shelter pup.
Not only was Maryland SPCA over capacity, but this new dog looked exactly like Barkley.
"There is a dog there that looks like Barkley," Geffel said in a TikTok video. "I mean, looks just like Barkley. Like, could be his brother."
After filling out adoption paperwork and texting her partner, Mike, that they were potentially bringing home a new dog that afternoon, the process to adopt Charlie was put into motion.
And after a couple of hours, Charlie was home and united with his new older brother — after a slow and successful introduction via a neighborhood walk and then a baby gate, that is.