Kaley Cuoco & Husband Heartbroken When Rescued Dog Dies Months After Adoption

You may know her as Penny in The Big Bang Theory, but actress Kaley Cuoco is a big animal lover in real life.

The actress has rescued dogs, horses, and even a rabbit named Simon. Cuoco and her husband even adopted a senior shelter dog, Petunia, to shower the old dog with affection and love in her golden years.

But sadly, Petunia wouldn’t get to spend much time with her forever family. Cuoco and her husband, Karl Cook, announced that the elderly dog died just months after being adopted, according to TODAY. “We love you dear special Petunia!!!!!” the actress wrote in a heartfelt Instagram tribute. “You are the reason we continue to save dogs just like you. And we will never stop.”

Photo: Instagram/ mrtankcook

Cook was equally distraught by the senior dog’s passing, but he took comfort in the fact that Petunia’s years of suffering were finally behind her. “After a life of untold loneliness and hardship she is at rest,” the equestrian wrote on Instagram. “We did what we adopted petunia to do better than anyone else, give her everything.”

“She is resting at peace, with everyday’s sunset to warm her. That is what matters most,” Cook continued. “You affected everyone who met you. You’re forever my old lady. I miss you so much already, sleep my sweet angel.”

Although Petunia didn’t live with them for long, the couple is still grateful for their short time together as a family. “Thank you to PawsforlifeK9 for initially saving her,” Cuoco wrote on Instagram. “We were so honored to love her in her final days.”

We’re so sorry for your loss!

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J. Swanson is a writer, traveler, and animal-enthusiast based in Seattle, an appropriately pet-crazed city where dog or cat ownership even outweighs the number of kids. When the weather permits, she likes to get outside and explore the rest of the Pacific Northwest, always with a coffee in hand.
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