How soon is too soon to get a new puppy after you've lost a dog? It's not just me that misses the dog I recently lost, it's my other dog as well. They were almost like sisters. Chloe was 2 when I got Sophie, and they took to each other immediately. So Chloe is now 8-1/2. As much as we are together, I can tell she still misses Sophie. Is is better to wait before getting a new puppy, or jump right back in?