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Zac Efron says goodbye to dog in sweet post: 'You've always been my best friend'

by Randee Dawn / / Source: TODAY

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Zac Efron has had a busy few weeks recently, including being adored from afar (and near) by members of the Final Five Olympic gymnastics team. But his return home from Brazil has had a sad spin to it: His beloved dog Puppy has passed.

As he wrote in an Instagram post that went up Thursday night:

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The pair didn't have a lot of years together; Efron received the dog in late 2011 and posted news and a first photo about the Australian Shepherd later the next year:

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Clearly, the two were close, even if their shared time wasn't long. Rest in peace, Zac Efron's dog. You'll always and forever be a 'puppy.'

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