Hilary Duff Says Goodbye To Her Berner, Dubois

In a heartbreaking message, the celebrity dog mom could barely describe her pain.

By Justyne Yuen-Lee

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Hilary Duff lost one of her dogs yesterday and posted a heartbreaking caption in his memory. Dubois, a Bernese Mountain Dog who was Hilary’s best friend, crossed the rainbow bridge at age 10. Dubois is one of four doggy losses for Hilary since 2013. She lost her Chihuahua, Coco last year, her Frenchie, Beau, in 2016, and her other Chihuahua, Lola in 2013. But with Dubois, it seems to be the hardest loss. In her message she says Dubois has been with her every step of the way for 10 years. Her fans, her boyfriend, Matthew Koma, and her son Luca give their support to her during this time.

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Her tribute to Dubie says, “I never let myself imagine what this day would look or feel like. It was us. And we were invincible. I am having to look into your beautiful amber almond shaped eyes and tell you goodbye today. And honestly I would take the pain of losing you 10x over to have had you for even a quarter of that time my dubie. First of all…thank you…for being my best friend…truly. You have been with me though true pain, true happiness and joy, true confusion and disappointment and all over again…

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You are more then I could have ever dreamt up on my own. I haven’t taken a step without you beside me for 10 years. You are my protector my comfort, my shadow, my understanding of all things good and warm and fierce. I can’t imagine this house without your noise, your love, your energy, your smile and wagging tail💔 I know I will move into other parts of my life without you but I am scared. I have faith you will still be my shadow, my angel. There aren’t adjectives big enough to describe my love for you Dubes. My gratitude. I will miss you everyday of my life my sweet boy. You were that once in a lifetime dog. That special bond that not everybody gets. And I got you. You picked me. You were a force. You changed me forever. I will see you at the other end of the rainbow My boy. Forever indebted to you. Rip Dubois 💔💔💔❤❤”

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When it comes to her love for dogs, Hilary Duff knows no bounds. She’s been a celebrity pet mom since the beginning of her Disney career with Lizzie McGuire. Her Yorkie, Jak and her “Chug”, Momo survive her dogs.

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Her most recent addition to her family, Momo, came from an unwanted litter. Hilary responded to Love Leo Rescue’s search for pet parents when there was an illicit affair between a Pug and a Chihuahua.

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Hilary mourns Dubois with her other dogs and her family by her side. Rest in peace, Dubois!