There has been a lot of reunion of human and pet following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Recently, a dog sibling reunited with his brother after a canine DNA test.
The pet parents of a pup named Daegyeon in Long Island, New York, and the owners of his same-litter sibling in Birmingham, Alabama, found out about each other, through a DNA dog kit called Embark — think: 23andMe for mutts.
Both sets of owners had earlier submitted swabs of their 1-and-a-half-year-old dogs’ tongue and inner cheek pouches to Embark Vet, a DNA test kit for dog owners, which gave them wide data about their dogs, including their mix of breeds, health concerns and potential allergies.
Ollie had been found abandoned and tied to a stop sign and was adopted by an Alabama woman named Kristina who was seeking an emotional support dog. After Hurricane Harvey, a lot of dogs were brought to Birmingham. When she went to meet Ollie, she says it was an instant connection after their eyes met and she immediately knew the dog was going to be her furry friend forever.
Meanwhile, Ollie’s brother Daegyeon was adopted by Hye and San in New York. They say they spent two years looking for the perfect dog, and when they finally met the dog at an adoption event, they instantly took a liking to him.
Hye and San say that they initially thought Daegyeon was part pit bull and part retriever, but upon receiving his Embark results, they learned he was a mix of eight different breeds: German Shepherd, Staffordshire terrier, Labrador retriever, Supermutt, Chow Chow, Rottweiler, American Eskimo Dog, and Boxer.
Watch the video about their reunion date in New York below;