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Celebrity Dog Dies — RIP Boo

Boo the celebrity pomeranian sleeping

b. March 16, 2006

d. January 18, 2019

Celebrity Dog Boo … the adorable Pomeranian who, together with his brother Buddy, became an Internet sensation — died in his sleep last week, his humans posted on Facebook.

A Ripe Old Age

Boo lived to the ripe old age of 90 (dog) years.

His 13th birthday celebration was scheduled for March.

The Early Years

Boo found his Forever Home in 2006, adopted by Irene Ahn, a Facebook employee.

Ms. Ahn started a Facebook page for him writing, “My name is Boo. I am a dog. Life is good.”

In 2010, famous singer Kesha tweeted “I have a new boyfriend” and linked it to Boo’s Facebook page.


That tweet catapulted Boo … who playfully brought his older brother Buddy along … into the spotlight.

Image Source: Boo Facebook page

He had Fame

Boo’s Facebook page grew to over 16 million likes and followers.

He appeared on Good Morning, America … twice.

He even made Anderson Cooper’s Ridiculist in 2012 … when now-famous Boo was the subject of a death hoax.

and Fortune

As his celebrity dog status flourished, Boo, with the help of his mom (under the pen name J.H. Lee), wrote several books.

  • Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog by J.H. Lee & Mary Whyte
  • Boo ABC: A to Z with the World’s Cutest Dog by J.H. Lee and Gretchen LeMaistre
  • Boo: Little Dog in the Big City by J.H. Lee and Gretchen LeMaistre

His adventures were chronicled in a graphic novel:

And his wall calendars make sure his fuzzy Pomeranian cuteness is front and center … all year long.

Toymaker GUND asked celebrity dogs Boo … and Buddy … to model for them. They were both thrilled with how realistic the plush replicas … featuring some of their favorite outfits … turned out.

You can see for yourself how adorable these cuddly creations are: Boo & Buddy’s plush GUND dogs.

Boo’s Favorite Things

Even with all his fame, against all odds, Boo remained a humble Pom.

According to his Facebook page, some of his favorite things were:

  • foods: chicken, cheese, flowers, grass, dirt
  • games: running outside, following around big brother, squeaky toys
  • pastime: wearing shirts
  • color: pink
celebrity dog Boo wearing sunglasses and pink tutu

Yes, Boo was secure wearing pink.

Image Source: Boo Facebook page


In 2017, Boo’s older brother Buddy died.

Sadly, soon after, Boo started showing signs of heart trouble.

His human posted on Facebook: “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.”

So … rest in peace, Boo.

We’re sure you’re enjoying your favorite things … with your favorite bro once again.