Listen: Andy Cohen Offers Fans Update on Dog He Re-Homed

Wednesday June 10, 2020

Andy Cohen with his dog Wacha
Andy Cohen with his dog Wacha   (Source:Instagram / @bravoandy)

Andy Cohen took to Instagram last month to share an emotional post in which he said he had to re-home his beloved dog Wacha due to concerns with his one-year-old son Ben. The Bravo host recently offered an update about how is pup is doing, Page Six points out.

Cohen opened up on his SiriusXM show "Radio Andy" and said he made the difficult decision to re-home Wacha, who now lives in Connecticut, because of "some behavioral issues" over the years.

"I don't think I have to tell you guys how much I love Wacha. That kind of speaks for itself," he said. "But something happened with Wacha the day actually that we were taping the 'Below Deck' reunion.

"It was not great, and I don't really care to go into it, but suffice to say, that it was a real moment where I had to look at where we had been, and where we could go with the dog," Cohen added.

He said that he also spoke with close friends, including Lisa Vanderpump and animal trainer Brandon McMillan, about what to do next.

"It was the unanimous view that I should find a very happy home for him," the "Watch What Happens Live!" host said. "Brandon was like, 'Andy, if something happens, you are going to have to put him down. How will you be able to live with yourself that you kept him in the home and then something happened with you and Ben, and then you have to put him down?'"

Cohen went on to say that Wacha has adjusted to his new life with owner Sherman,

"The thing that I want you guys to know is that Wacha is happy. He is happy," he said. "I took him out for an hour walk, which is what I plan to do now, I plan to see him still. And the great thing is after he went back with Sherman, Sherman said there were no signs that he was depressed."

Though he called the re-homing Wacha a "heartbreak," he said he's been grateful for getting supportive messages from fans.

"I've heard from so many people who have had to re-home their dogs," he said, adding that his pup will still be a part of his life.

"Wacha will stay in my life. I mean that's what I want you guys to know, this dog is going to stay in my life. He is a part of my life," he said. "It's just not anything that I could have imagined what happened, but it did."

Back in May, Cohen shared a video and lengthy post to Instagram, telling his nearly 4 million followers that he had re-homed Wacha.

"Wacha is my first baby, my beautiful rescue puppy. He is my pride and joy. When he came into my life, my world changed," he wrote. "Over the nearly seven years that I've been blessed to have Wacha in my life, we have worked to address some occasional random signs of aggression. No effort was spared in the attempt to help Wacha feel adjusted.

"After an incident a few months ago, numerous professionals led me to the conclusion that my home is simply not a good place for him," he added. "Keeping him here could be catastrophic for Ben and worse for Wacha."


Listen to Cohen give his update on Wacha below.


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