Miranda Lambert Mourns Loss of Beloved Rescue Dogs Delta Dawn and Louise

Lambert urged her fans to welcome rescue dogs into their homes this summer.


Lauren Jo Black

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June 10, 2024


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Miranda Lambert with Louise and Delta Dawn; Photos via Instagram

In recent weeks, Miranda Lambert lost two of her beloved rescue dogs, Delta Dawn and Louise, leaving her absolutely heartbroken. 

The superstar revealed the devastating news in two separate social media posts, each dedicated to one of her late four-legged best friends. 

“In the last 6 weeks, two of the best and most loyal friends I have ever had have left this earth,” she wrote. 

The first post was in honor of Delta Dawn, who passed away on April 22, 2024. 

“She was one of those dogs that you only get once in a lifetime. I found her at a Sonic in Oklahoma in the spring of 2009. She was homeless and hungry but still full of personality. I opened my car door and she jumped in. Little did I know when I was trying to just get a cherry limeade, I would meet one of the most amazing dogs I would ever know,” Lambert emotionally shared. “I had about 16 years with her and she was on almost every tour I’ve ever been on. I’m honored to have met her and learned so much from her.”   

The following day, the Texas native shared the news of Louise’s passing, revealing that she crossed the rainbow bridge on June 6, 2024. 

“Yesterday we said goodbye to the fluffiest most protective gal pal I could ever ask for. I rescued Louise and her sister Thelma in 2016. The first day I ever brought them to the farm in TN (they rode on the bus on a day drive from Dallas) they were right at home,” she recalled. “I have mini horses, chickens, and goats and I needed them for protection for the critters. And boy did they do the job. I had 7 years with Thelma who we lost last July and 8 years with this beauty. My Lou Lou polar bear. She loved it when I sang her ‘special songs’ to her. The Pyrenees have stolen my heart all the way.  Loving, kind, patient, aware, protective and fighters till the end. I hope to be more like them every day.”

As a dedicated supporter of pet adoption, Lambert encouraged her fans to take in a rescue dog or volunteer their time in a shelter. 

“I want y’all to know that I’m an advocate for rescue because I live it out and every day. I am blessed with the joy of having these animals in my life. And then some days, like today, I’m so heartbroken to have lost them. To love this big you have to hurt just as big. They are worth it,” she sweetly explained. “Shelters all over the country are suffering from overcrowdedness so this is my heart song to you. Consider a rescue or fostering or volunteering. You never know what blessing is waiting there for you.”  

Miranda Lambert with Delta and Cher; Photo by Jamie Wright
Miranda Lambert with Delta and Cher; Photo by Jamie Wright

Miranda Lambert is the kind of person who practices what she preaches. In 2009, she teamed up with her mom, Bev Lambert, to launch MuttNation Foundation, a donation-supported 501c(3) nonprofit organization that has raised nearly $10 million in support of its mission to promote the adoption of shelter pets, advance spay & neuter and educate the public about the benefits of these actions. 

On Saturday, October 5, she will take the stage at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater for Music For Mutts in honor of MuttNation’s 15th anniversary. Presented by Tractor Supply Company, Net proceeds from the event will benefit MuttNation Foundation. During the show, Lambert will be joined by a yet-to-be-announced lineup of friends.  

“I wanted to do something special to celebrate MuttNation’s 15th anniversary and thought sharing an evening of great music with some great friends that will also feature lots of mutts would be about as much fun as anything I could imagine,” shares Lambert. “We’ll have an adoption event and lots of other activities — and just make it a big party. I hope everyone will come out and party with us.” 

Tickets are available via LiveNation.com.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.