Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Tragically Had to Put Down His Dog Brutus (PHOTO)

Sad news from action star and former WWE champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The Rock revealed on his Instagram page that he had to put down his dog Brutus. Anyone who follows The Rock on Instagram would recognize Brutus and Hobbs, the pups The Rock shares with his girlfriend, Lauren Hashian. In one adorable video, The Rock (for all his strength) couldn’t manage to get the stubborn Hobbs to take a walk. Another video showed Brutus prepping for a workout in The Rock’s new gym. Everything seemed to be alright, but tragedy quickly took shape, as Brutus apparently ingested poisonous mushrooms and had to be put down once his body started failing him. Read the statement from The Rock below:

Another reminder we have to live and love as greatly as we can today, because tomorrow is never guaranteed. At approximately 11:15pm last night myself and @laurenhashianofficial had to make the painful decision to end Brutus' suffering by taking him off of life support and sending his soul to pup heaven. I held his lil' paw as he was finally at peace. As all puppies and dogs do, he ate a mushroom while playing outside with his brother Hobbs. This mushroom happened to have a lethal toxicity and within hours it was rapidly destroying his liver and immune system to the point of no return. I encourage all of you out there to be mindful of mushrooms in your yards, parks or anywhere outside your dogs play. What looks innocent, can be deadly to your lil' family members. Thank you Dr. Deckelbaum and Dr. West and the incredibly caring nurses and staff at The Animal Medical Center At Cooper City. We'll always love you Brutus.. and you'll always be my lil' main man and rough housing Brute. #RIPBrutus #WishICouldveSavedYouOneMoreTime

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Tragically Had to Put Down His Dog Brutus (PHOTO)

Losing a pet (a friend and member of the family) can be incredibly hard. Our condolences go out to The Rock and Lauren Hashian at this difficult time. RIP Brutus.

Perhaps if The Rock and Hashian’s upcoming child is a boy, they can name him Brutus in the dog’s honor?

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