Reese Witherspoon's daughter Ava Phillippe introduces new pup after mourning death of family dog

October 26, 2020

Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava Phillipe is introducing fans to her new adorable pup.

The daughter of the “Legally Blonde” actress recently joined her family in mourning the loss of their family dog, French bulldog Pepper. She revealed the news on her Instagram page that the same day Pepper died, she adopted the new dog into her family.

“What a wild & bittersweet week. The day we lost Pepper just so happened to be the day I brought this sweet boy home with me,” Ava wrote in a series of photos of her new dog.

“This is Benji!” she wrote, calling the pup a “dream of a rescue dog.”

“He loves to cuddle and meet new friends (human & canine) and has quickly adjusted to life in his new home environment,” she wrote. “Benji also enjoys squeaky toys, outdoor adventures, and anything he is allowed (or not allowed) to eat. He is the happiest, smartest boy, and I’m so grateful to be his person. I cannot wait for him to perfect his manners and become his full, goofy self as time goes on!”

Phillipe shared that she is very excited for the new adventures to come.

Besides thanking the Best Friends Animal Society for “helping me and Benji find each other,” Ava also asked followers to weigh in on what kind of dog Benji is.
“Feel free to comment what breeds you think Benji is. I’m pretty sure he’s got some Border Collie in him, but who knows what else!” she wrote.

Last week, the 21-year-old shared that their beloved dog Pepper died from “aggressive cancer.”

“Today is a tough day. Our sweet girl, Pepper, passed away last night from an aggressive cancer, which she’d been battling for months now,” Ava captioned the post. “Just when we thought she was getting better, things took a turn for the worst, and she passed peacefully, surrounded by those who love her.”

Pepper has been featured on Reese Witherspoon’s Instagram page, where she has shared some other adorable moments.

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