Christmas came early for Sutter when he received the gift of a forever family and knew that he would now be able to find his very own kids under the tree on Christmas morning for all the years to come. Two-year-old Sutter is the lucky latest addition to Laura and Kyler’s family, and he joins his new four-legged brother, Captain Jack, with whom he will happily share the duties of best friend, playmate, and trusty confidant of their two-legged kids, Deacon and Kailani.

Sutter’s new family sent us an update on this sweet boy:

After our sweet 16-year-old lab, Elbert, passed away last December, we decided to let ourselves grieve and allow the void to “just be.” However, in September of this year, I got word from one of my best friends that a special dog was getting a lot of hype at GRRR and Safe Harbor Lab Rescue. All I knew was his name was Sutter, he was a lab mix, and he was adored by everyone who met him, especially his foster mom. We decided to bring Sutter home as a foster at first but quickly fell for the lovable guy. He is well-behaved (especially for a year and a half!), likes to play fetch, a sucker for attention, and so good with our kids and other dogs. A new spot has grown in all of our hearts just for our sweet mountain dog, Sutter. We love him! Thank you, Safe Harbor Lab Rescue!