Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas got tattoos for their late dog

This photo is from 2018

We recently talked about Ashley Tisdale and her husband, Chris, losing their beloved dog, Maui. Unfortunately, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas lost one of their two dogs, Waldo Picasso, after he was hit by a car last week. Like Ashley and Chris, they also got tattoos to honor Waldo’s memory:

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are honoring their late pup, Waldo Picasso.

The Jonas Brother singer and the Game of Thrones star, whose Alaskan Klee Kai dog was reportedly struck and killed by a car in New York City last week, took to social media on Monday to pay tribute to their “angel.” The newlyweds got matching tattoos of their beloved pup on their forearms.

“I miss you, Waldo,” Turner wrote on her Instagram Story along with a photo of the new tribute ink. “Rest in peace my little baby.”

Jonas also posted a photo of his tattoo on social media, writing, “R.I.P. my little angel.”

E! shared information from the police about the incident:

Of the incident, an NYPD spokesperson told E! News that a woman filed a police report on Friday, July 26, saying that on Wednesday around 11:30 p.m., a vehicle did not stop and struck a dog on the street before leaving the scene. The woman said the dog was brought to a hospital, where the pup passed away. At the time, the spokesperson said the NYPD could not confirm the name of the woman or the owners of the dog.

[From E!]

I heard about this on the radio Monday morning; E! mentions the same details from TMZ: A dog walker had Waldo out on a leash. Waldo was startled by a pedestrian, got away from the dog walker, ran out into the street, and was struck by a car. I don’t know what else to say beyond how horrific and devastating this story is. I’m so sad for Sophie and Joe, and also for the dog walker, who is probably shattered. I am always happy to keep an eye on people’s pets, but I’d never volunteer to take them for a walk because of this exact possibility.

The tattoos are beautiful, and I hope that they bring Joe and Sophie some small measure of comfort. People has a picture of them walking together as Sophie carries their other dog, Porky Basquiat. They are probably terrified to let Porky walk near any street, and I don’t blame them. The couple should be celebrating being newlyweds and getting ready for the Jonas Brothers’ Happiness Begins tour, which starts next week. They shouldn’t be needing to grieve the loss of one of their pups.

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R.I.P. my little angel.

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Sophie last month in Paris with one of their dogs:

Photos credit: Backgrid, WENN and via Instagram

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    So sad.

  2. Toot says:

    This so sad.

  3. Lucy says:

    I feel for them. Losing a dog to old age is heartbreaking enough. Losing a fur baby like this is worse. People have to be really careful about dog walkers and where you board your dog. So sad.

  4. Brunswickstoval says:

    This would be heartbreaking.

    But I do wish they’d not sell retractable leads. They are so dangerous for pets (not saying Waldo was on one referring to the photo People has). They’re great for cats only

    • Erinn says:

      I agreeee. I can’t stand them. Not only are they a safety hazard, they encourage pulling on the lead.

    • Jellybean says:

      I dislike them too. Where I live there are plenty of places to walk a dog off the lead, so you train your dogs come on command when off the lead and you train them to walk properly on a short lead. Maybe there is a place for retractable leads in the park, if you struggle with recalling your dog, but I don’t like to see them being used on the street. I would worry about the latch breaking and the dog suddenly having enough lead to run into the street.

    • Georgie says:

      THANK YOU. 20 years in the veterinary field and those retractable leads are a bane in my daily existence!! My experience is they can be just as dangerous for the person as the dog!

  5. Mtec says:

    I’m confused, was it that he broke from his leash and ran into the road or was it that a car “did not stop” (at a red light? Stop sign?) and struck him?

    • Lolo says:

      I think it’s that he ran into the road and the car didn’t stop AFTER hitting him. I only know this because another article I read said the driver wouldn’t be charged for leaving the scene as the dog is technically property.

  6. manda says:

    Omg I can’t imagine the guilt the dog walker feels!! What a sad story

  7. Valiantly Varnished says:

    This is so sad. And makes me angry. You hit a poor animal and keep going?? Ugh. I hate humans

  8. CharliePenn says:

    Very sad. The dog walker must have been beside herself when it happened.

    Those tattoos though…. especially on Sophie’s otherwise bare arm… dare I say they look pretty dumb? Like will you really want to look at that on your forearm for the rest of your life?

    • Léna says:

      They are cute tattoos but they will not last. They are too small and with too much details to stand the test of time. In 10 years it will not even look like a dog anymore

  9. launicaangelina says:

    I love their tattoos and I’ve been thinking of getting one in memory of my sweet little pomchi. She passed in December 2017 and I still miss her greatly.

  10. djinn says:

    Aw, so sad. RIP little Waldo.

  11. Case says:

    This is just the most horrific story and I’m so sorry for their loss. Their tattoos are beautiful.

    I’d hate to leave my cats with anyone but my parents because I just don’t trust people to give my pets the same level of care and attention I do. Not saying it is the dog walker’s fault this happened, just that I’d hate to have someone else responsible for my pet’s safety. I’m an anxious pet owner as it is, so stories like this just break my heart. Can’t imagine losing a pup so young and under such terrible circumstances.