Just weeks after Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline fell in love and adopted an 18-year-old dog, he passed away. After seeing some social media posts about Poochie the shelter dog, the Bryans decided to adopt him and give him a loving home for the remainder of his days. “We pulled 18-year-old Poochie from a shelter after his family surrendered him due to becoming allergic. We often step in and pull seniors, sickly and injured animals who are likely to be overlooked,” Lavonne Redferrin, Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue’s director and founder, told PEOPLE. Caroline said the kids loved to hear him snore. RIP Poochie.
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“If the kindest souls were rewarded with the longest lives, dogs would outlive us all.” ♥️ My heart is sad but full to post this..our sweet Prince Poochie has passed away. He lived 18 years and was loved by so many people. My kids especially loved to hear him snore when he slept! Thank you @proverbs1210animalrescue for giving our family the opportunity to love this sweet dog. And thank you to @abbysmyers @nicolebobek @erin_creighton_ @framigosperfecto for your big hearts. Poochie loved you all. #adoptdontshop
Photo courtesy Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue