Kaley Cuoco reveals her senior rescue dog King has died just 18 months after she and Tom Pelphrey adopted him: ‘We did not have him nearly long enough’

Kaley Cuoco has revealed her beloved rescue dog King has died – 18 months after he was adopted by the actress and partner Tom Pelphrey.

The Big Bang Theory star, 38, announced the loss of her senior dog on Thursday – King was the first dog she had adopted with Pelphrey, 41. 

The couple rescued him from a shelter in Atlanta while Cuoco was pregnant with their daughter Matilda and Pelphrey was shooting in the city.

Cuoco wrote: 'There are no words to describe our dearest little Kingy. He was the first dog @tommypelphrey and I rescued together and honestly the most special.'

'I saw him online shaking in a shelter in Atlanta while I was away in Germany, and asked the shelter to hold him because we just had to have him. 

'A month later we were in Atlanta for Tom's work, and we spent an entire day driving hours to go pick up King. It was ♥️ !"

Kaley Cuoco has revealed her beloved rescue dog King has died - 18 months after he was adopted by the actress and partner Tom Pelphrey

Kaley Cuoco has revealed her beloved rescue dog King has died – 18 months after he was adopted by the actress and partner Tom Pelphrey 

The Big Bang Theory star, 38, announced the loss of her senior dog on Thursday - King was the first dog she had adopted with Pelphrey, 41

The Big Bang Theory star, 38, announced the loss of her senior dog on Thursday – King was the first dog she had adopted with Pelphrey, 41 

Kaley shared several photos of King's life, including a snap with Matilda and one with King hanging out with the couple's other dogs Miss Opal, Ruby, Blueberry, Larry, Red and Shirley.

Kaley added: 'We did not have him nearly long enough. What started as a 6 pound, skinny, wouldn’t drink water, fur less, scared dog, turned into a chubby, hilarious, side plopping, eye kissing part of our family.

'The hardest part about adopting seniors with medical issues, is we truly don’t know how long we have. All I know is Kingy gave us the most joy over the last year in a half and we could not love him more. 

'To everyone that helped with Kingy’s journey along the way, thank you. I urge you to rescue your next best friend,He has left his paw print on our family’s hearts forever.'

Over the summer King had emergency surgery to remove a foxtail from his insides which was hours away from killing him. 

At the time the founder of Oh Norman shared a dire warning to 'all my dog lovers out there' on her Instagram Stories.

'This is a foxtail,' she wrote over an image of the plant laying on her leg.

'They are extremely dangerous to animals esp dogs. We spent the last 2 months trying to figure out what was wrong [with] our King,' she continued.

'He had been violently ill and nothing was working,' she continued. 'Many vet appts, surgery and endless meds. Finally found a specialist who found 2 of these in his body days away from piercing his heart !!'

'He is doing soooo much better but as u can see he has tons of stitches from a super intense surgery …,' she wrote over the photo.

'Also please note these must be surgically removed. They do not heal on their own!'

'Take care of your pets or don't have one!' she wrote. 'We are so grateful he is OK and will live a long happy life,' she wrote.

In a post for her company Oh Norman, Cuoco introduced King, calling him 'From Rescue to Royalty, the one and only King Cuoco-Pelphrey.'

The couple adopted him from a shelter in Atlanta while Cuoco was pregnant with their daughter Matilda and Pelphrey was shooting in the city

The couple adopted him from a shelter in Atlanta while Cuoco was pregnant with their daughter Matilda and Pelphrey was shooting in the city

'There are no words to describe our dearest little Kingy. He was the first dog @tommypelphrey and I rescued together and honestly the most special,' The Flight Attendant actress wrote in her post

'There are no words to describe our dearest little Kingy. He was the first dog @tommypelphrey and I rescued together and honestly the most special,' The Flight Attendant actress wrote in her post

Kaley shared several photos of King's life with their family including a pic with their nearly one-year-old daughter Tildy and one with King hanging out with the couple's other dogs Miss Opal, Ruby, Blueberry, Larry, Red and Shirley

Kaley shared several photos of King's life with their family including a pic with their nearly one-year-old daughter Tildy and one with King hanging out with the couple's other dogs Miss Opal, Ruby, Blueberry, Larry, Red and Shirley

'I saw him online shaking in a shelter in Atlanta while I was away in Germany , and asked the shelter to hold him because we just had to have him. A month later we were in Atlanta for Tom's work, and we spent an entire day driving hours to go pick up King. It was ¿¿ !"

'I saw him online shaking in a shelter in Atlanta while I was away in Germany , and asked the shelter to hold him because we just had to have him. A month later we were in Atlanta for Tom's work, and we spent an entire day driving hours to go pick up King. It was ♥️ !"

She continued her Instagram tribute, writing: 'We did not have him nearly long enough. What started as a 6 pound, skinny, wouldn¿t drink water, fur less, scared dog, turned into a chubby, hilarious, side plopping, eye kissing part of our family'

She continued her Instagram tribute, writing: 'We did not have him nearly long enough. What started as a 6 pound, skinny, wouldn’t drink water, fur less, scared dog, turned into a chubby, hilarious, side plopping, eye kissing part of our family'

The hardest part about adopting seniors with medical issues, is we truly don¿t know how long we have. All I know is Kingy gave us the most joy over the last year in a half and we could not love him more'

The hardest part about adopting seniors with medical issues, is we truly don’t know how long we have. All I know is Kingy gave us the most joy over the last year in a half and we could not love him more'

'To everyone that helped with Kingy¿s journey along the way, thank you. I urge you to rescue your next best friend ¿¿¿ He has left his paw print on our family¿s hearts forever,' the post concluded

'To everyone that helped with Kingy’s journey along the way, thank you. I urge you to rescue your next best friend ❤️‍ He has left his paw print on our family’s hearts forever,' the post concluded

She revealed his nicknames were Kingggggggyyyy, Kingsley and Kingdom and shared his adoption story, writing: 'Tom and I found King while Tom was working on a show in Atlanta. I was pregnant and wanted to rescue a dog who truly needed rehab. It was love at first sight!'

Kaley said his personality was 'hilarious, quirky and stubborn and his favorite activities included 'Lounging next to daddy while he reads, enjoying peanut butter treats and getting belly rubs.'  

'King insists on being carried to his bed every night, embracing his royal treatment,' she wrote, adding: 'He doesn’t walk, he prefers to be carried.'

And finally, King had the superpower of: 'Spreading lots of laughs & love.'

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