RaeLynn’s beloved service dog, Jazz, has died.
Jazz, a beautiful German shepherd, was trained to detect changes in blood sugar levels and traveled with the singer/songwriter to help her manage her Type 1 diabetes.
RaeLynn shared the devastating news of his passing on Monday (Sept. 30) in an emotional Instagram post paying tribute to her four-legged friend.
“Today me and Josh lost our boy Jazz,” she began. “Me and this Dog have traveled the world together. I’ve never felt so loved or protected by an animal in my life. When Josh was gone Jazz’s presence always made me feel ok and protected. I’m gonna miss his kisses, sleeping by me at airports, walking with him and josh, getting woken up by him and Dolly, I’m gonna miss him never leaving my sight when he was with me but most of all I’m gonna miss his sweet heart and presence.”
“I’m broken-hearted,” she continued. “I wish dogs could live forever. I’m praying for peace. I am thankful that he has no more pain.”
She went on to explain that Jazz died after fighting cancer for over a year.
“I am so proud of him and thankful that God picked me and Josh to be his parents on earth,” she wrote. “I love you Jazz. You are my bud. I will never not think about how amazing and special you were to me and Josh. I love you so so so much. I wish I could see your precious face one more time. I miss you so much.”
Jazz traveled with RaeLynn everywhere, even joining her on tour and accompanying her to TV appearances.
She once spoke to People about Jazz and his dedication to her, telling the publication, “It’s cool to know that a dog is so loyal to you. He is loyal to another level. He never lets me out of sight.”