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I agree another pet could be a good idea but you can’t rush it. We got a kitten five days after my cat died (and three days after I had knee surgery!) and it was probably too soon. She’s the absolute light of our lives now and will be the cat I think we mourn the hardest when she goes but I struggled to bond at first.
I think along with the other excellent suggestions though if your brother is struggling, giving him that purpose again may be a good thing. It sounds like his dog has had an excellent life (which he should be commended for), being able to offer that to another dog that needs a home would be such a gift.