Boo the Pomeranian dog passed away Friday due to heart problems he started experiencing shortly after his fellow canine friend Buddy died in 2017.
The news was confirmed on the pooch’s social media accounts of over 17 million followers combined when his owners revealed the tiny pet got sick after his best friend lost his life.
‘With deepest sadness I wanted to share that Boo passed away in his sleep early this morning and has left us to join his best friend, Buddy,’ his owners posted on Facebook.
Social media sensation Boo the Pomeranian dog passed away Friday due to heart problems
Furry friends: Boo was best friends with Buddy (left) who died over a year ago
The author explained on the website where more than 16.5 million of his following gather: ‘Boo showed signs of heart issues. We think his heart literally broke when Buddy left us. He hung on and gave us over a year. But it looks like it was his time, and I’m sure it was a most joyous moment for them when they saw each other in heaven.’
Boo’s friendship with buddy began when he joined the home in spring 2006. The Facebook post detailed how Boo refused to pose for pictures without Buddy.
Boo’s owners thanked Adobe Animal Hospital and Sage Veterinary Centers for taking care of the pair before they passed.
However the family who refer to themselves as ‘Boo’s humans’ resigned: ‘But it looks like it was his time, and I’m sure it was a most joyous moment for them when they saw each other in heaven.’
Boo’s famous friends included singer Liam Payne (left) and actor Martin Sheen (right)
The cutest: Anderson Cooper met Boo and Buddy during their adventures around the world
Multi-talented: Fashion designer Tory Burch relied on Boo the Pomeranian for style advice
Remembering a decade of ‘adorable mischief’, the family fondly shared how ‘over the years Boo met some super cool people, a lot of crazy talented people, but most of all so many kind people…’
Those included the likes of news anchor Anderson Cooper, singer Liam Payne or One Direction fame and fashion designer Tory Birch.
The dog’s carers are certain they’ll be reunited with him in the afterlife: ‘Boo, we love you with all our hearts and will miss you until the day we meet again.’
During his years on Earth, Boo released his own book, titled Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog. The 2011 career achievement was one of many for the public figure that also boasts approximately 540,000 Instagram followers and 4,000 fans on Twitter.
He got ill after his fellow canine friend passed away but ‘hung on and gave us over a year’
Angelic: The person posting on Boo’s Facebook page said they know he’s in heaven
The tiny animal had over 16 million followers on his Facebook page at the time of his death
But Boo – whose favorite food is chicken, cheese, flowers, grass and dirt – remained humble in his famous years. He enjoyed simple pleasures such as making games from ‘running outside, following around big bro, squeaky toys!’
The fashionable dog’s favorite pastime is listed on social media as ‘wearing shirts’ and his favorite color was pink.
A statement read: ‘Our family is heartbroken, but we find comfort knowing that he is no longer in any pain or discomfort.
‘We know that Buddy was the first to greet him on the other side of that rainbow bridge, and this is likely the most excited either of them have been in a long time.’
Boo the Pomeranian (pictured with a human pal) was once named the world’s cutest dog
The social media account added that Boo not only brought his family joy, he improved the lives of his fans.
Boo wasn’t just a pretty face either. So rare was he that he didn’t have to go through training like other pets and even made masculine men melt with his charm.
‘Since starting Boo’s FB page, I’ve received so many notes over the years from people sharing stories of how Boo brightened their days and helped bring a little light to their lives during difficult times,’ the owner wrote.
‘And that was really the purpose of all this…Boo brought joy to people all over the world. Boo is the happiest dog I’ve ever met.
‘He was so easy going that we never had to bother with training. He made the manliest of men squeal with delight over his cuteness and made everyone laugh with his quirky, tail wagging personality.’
Buddy is expected to greet Boo ‘over that rainbow bridge’. His owners said: ‘This is likely the most excited either of them have been in a long time’
Boo seemed to enjoy many adventures in his 12 years on Earth. He appeared to travel all over