Credit: Photo: Kyle Richards in Los Angeles, California on January 9, 2014

We're sure it's been a tough time for Kyle Richards and her family with their dog Roxy passing away on December 23. Roxy was 12-years-old and clearly very close with the family, but it looks like Kyle is finding some comfort by bonding with a cute dog in California.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was spotted petting an adorable white pooch while out and about in Los Angeles on January 9. Kyle leaned down to rub the dog's face and head.

When Kyle's dog passed away, she wrote, "Today, our beautiful sweet dog Roxy passed away. She's been with us for 12 years. Heartbroken but grateful for the time we had with her."

After Roxy appeared on a recent episode of the show, Kyle tweeted, "Sad seeing our dog Roxy (who passed away) on this episode." She added on her Bravo blog, "It was bittersweet seeing my dog Roxy on this episode. She just passed away December 23 from lung cancer. Seeing her happy, and what I thought was healthy, made me sad."

We hope spending time with this L.A. pup helped Kyle a bit at the time and we wish Kyle and her family the best during this hard time after losing their pet.

Credit: Photo: Kyle Richards and a Dog in Los Angeles, California on January 9, 2014