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Kaley Cuoco Shares Touching Instagram Tribute to Beloved Dog Who Died

by Melanie

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Anyone who knows me, knows Petey. He was basically the first dog I ever had… I was gifted him on my sweet 16, by my bf at the time.. I was afraid I would get in trouble so I hid him in my bedroom for 3 days until my parents found out- they said I had to take care of him if I was to keep him , that he would be mine! I was so excited!! When I moved out of my parents house at 17, I had plans to take him with me but he had stolen my parents hearts and they wouldn’t let me! Here we are 15 years later. My folks gave him the greatest life and he taught us what it meant to love an adoption pup. I have since named my corporation after him (peteypie inc) and he has brought a lifetime of joy and laughs to our entire family. I know he will now enjoy doggie heaven where there will be an abundance of greenies just for him. This little guy, I will never ever forget… ???

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Actress and animal lover Kaley Cuoco rang in the new year on a sad note.  She had to say goodbye to Petey, the dog she’s had since her 16th birthday, but posted a very touching tribute on Instagram.  


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Cuoco’s had the Chihuahua/Dachshund mix for 14 years.  She lives for her dogs, and perpetually advocates animal rescue and adoption.  She and her husband separated in September, and her dogs have been very therapeutic for her.    




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“My two pits have made this last year so much better for me,” she tearfully admitted to the audience at the Stand Up for Pits event in LA in November.



Merry Christmas! #norm #shirls #rubes #chestercheddercheese

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The loss of Petey is undoubtedly heartbreaking, but thankfully Cuoco has a fantastic support system.