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Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers is a dog lover and he and his wife Abby just adopted their fifth dog. Smyers has been posting about the pup on his social media over the past few days. The couple got the dog from a shelter, but the puppy came with some health issues.

Dan posted to Instagram, “Got some not so great news from the vet about this sweet little buddy’s health. It doesn’t come as a total surprise, given her age and physical condition, but our hearts still ache, as we’ve grown attached over the past few days. She was dealt a tough hand in her previous life, but we’re going to make up for lost love the rest of the time she has left.”

He continued, “We’re unsure of whether she had a family before, but we’re happy to say that she does now as we’ve decided to officially adopt her as our 5th dog. Thanks to everyone who has checked in and been following her journey (including our dogs: joy, chief, ghost, and mac, who have been incredibly patient). We’re still navigating the whole situation in real time, but we promise she is in the best hands, and living life to the absolute fullest. Sunshine, tasty food, cozy time in her blanket (nest) by the fire, and feeling the most love a pup could ever hope to feel. @abbysmyers and i will be sharing more of her journey over the next few days. This is the unfortunate reality of animal rescue, but she’s opened our hearts in a way we never even knew was possible.”

Several responded to Dan’s post including Brothers Osborne John Osborne who commented, “Is someone chopping onions??? Oh god… I want to hug that pup like yesterday.”

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