Please join us in sending love to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS alum Justin Hartley (ex-Adam), who is mourning the loss of his dog, Memphis. The actor, who now stars as Kevin Pearson on NBC’s hit primetime drama THIS IS US, shared a montage of pics of the cute little pup on Instagram with a heartfelt farewell message. “For Memphis,” he wrote. “One of the funniest, toughest and sweetest animals I ever had the pleasure of loving. Thanks for making our lives better. I really wish we had more time. Rest in peace, little dude.”
Hartley and then-fiancée Chrishell Stause (ex-Bethany, Y&R; Amanda, ALL MY CHILDREN) adopted Memphis along with Gracie at a rescue event on Dec. 28, 2016. Chrishell added some more details on her own Instagram. “Heartbroken to say Memphis went to heaven today,” she revealed. “His poor kidneys gave out and we are left with the love and memories he gave us in such a short time. He was 11 years old when we adopted him from Burbank Animal Shelter, so we didn’t know how long we would get to be his family but we know we would help make what time he had left the best we could. His personality was of a loving, sweet old man. He is dearly missed.”
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Heartbroken to say Memphis went to heaven today. His poor kidneys gave out and we are left with the love and memories he gave us in such a short time. He was 11yrs old when we adopted him from @burbankanimalshelter @susiesseniordogs so we didn’t know how long we would get to be his family but we knew we would help make what time he had left the best we could. His personality was of a loving sweet old man. He is dearly missed. @justinhartley @bellajustice_hartley Please always adopt.
Keep scrolling down to see more beautiful pics of Memphis enjoying his final years with Hartley.
Our hearts go out to the Hartleys and their family during this difficult time. For more on your favorite Y&R stars — past and present — keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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Justin Hartley Memphis 01
"Getting these two cleaned up and then home for good. Welcome to the family Memphis and Gracie."
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"Attacking the weekend like..."
Justin Hartley Memphis 03
"Welp...there goes the weekend."
Justin Hartley Memphis 07
Doggie kisses are the best!
Justin Hartley Memphis 04
"Memphis stuck in vacation gear. Pretty much his only gear."
Justin Hartley Memphis 05
"My dog Memphis paying zero attention to the no peeing in the pool rule."
Justin Hartley Memphis 06
"House full of professional sleepers. No job, no job prospects, no problem. #nofilter"