Jake Owen Shares Touching Tribute to Dog After Sudden Death: “Losing a Dog is Like Losing a Family Member.”

Jake Owen is mouring the loss of his dog, Slash after an unexpected illness.

Jake shared on social media on Sunday. “I lost one of my best friends last night unexpectedly. The drs said his stomach had ‘flipped’ and even with emergency surgery, it wasn’t enough to save him.”

“I didn’t even make it home in time to say goodbye,” he heartbreakingly shared.

Jake continued, “Slash was my youngest German Shepherd and the sweetest most loving dog I’ve ever had. He was more like a human than a dog. While my other pups would run free across the farm, Slash just wanted to be by my side. Losing a dog is like losing a family member. It was hard for me to even put this post together and share. Go love on your family. Go love on your dogs. See ya up there in Slashy. Love ya buddy. 😢”


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Fellow country singers Jon Pardi, Chris Lane and Travis Denning were among the first to comment with messages of support. Travis shared, “Man I am so sorry. I know what that feeling is like. Sending love yalls way.