If you loved Luke Bryan before, you’ll really love him now. He and his lovely wife, Caroline, adopted an 18-year-old dog that was surrendered by his owners. Just eight days after we shared that heartwarming news, we have to share that “Prince Poochie” has passed.
Caroline took to Instagram to let fans know writing, “If the kindest souls were rewarded with the longest lives, dogs would outlive us all.” After sharing that quote she wrote, “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!”
Our hearts go out to the Bryan family during this difficult time but we’re so happy to know that he was loved in his last days. Read the full story below.
Poochie is the adorable grey-haired pooch in the photo above. He was recently surrendered to a pound “when his family became allergic.” Luckily, the wonderful people over at Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue found Poochie and knew he needed a happy ending.
Proverbs came in and saved the day by rescuing him. He “was expected to be a forever hospice foster with Proverbs… but God had different plans.”
According to the rescue organization, Luke and Caroline read about Poochie on social media and knew they had to help. Caroline applied for the Bryans to adopt the beautiful boy and, of course, they were accepted. That became the real happy ending!
“We are so thrilled for Poochie and know he is in great hands,” Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue Director Lavonne Redferrin tells Nashville Noise. “Caroline Bryan has graciously given us updates on our sweet boy. [Them] adopting this sweet old guy will allow us the chance to save yet another.”
“He is loving life on the Bryan farm and soaking up all their love. Who knows, maybe Poochie will inspire a country song. Thanks, Bryans,” the organization wrote on social media.
Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue “is committed to ‘Helping His Helpless’ through quality care and healing, adoptions, and population control awareness.” They do a ton of great work right here in Middle Tennessee. If you’re looking to give a dog or cat a fur-ever home, head to their website and schedule a meet and greet. If you’re not ready, donate to their organization. Donations don’t have to be monetary contributions.