By Karen Mizoguchi
Updated August 26, 2016 at 02:49 PM EDT
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Zac Efron shared the sad news that his dog Puppy Efron has died.

The actor announced the sad passing on Twitter and Instagram Thursday with a heartfelt caption and one of his favorite photos of him and Puppy.

“Through thick and thin you’ve always been my best friend. I’ll see you at the finish line, RIP Puppy Efron,” Efron, 28, wrote. In addition, the heartthrob quoted Chance the Rapper’s song “Finish Line.”

“‘Felt hog tied ever since my dog died/ He lived to 84, damn, that’s a long ride/ I know he up there he just sit and he wait/ I’ll be racing up the stairs I’mma get to the gate singing’ – Chance the Rapper,” he concluded the post.

Efron revealed the first-ever photo of Puppy in April 2012 after getting the Australian Shepherd for Christmas 2011.

Efron has another Australian Shepherd named Dreamer, and adopted a dog, Chappelle, with ex-girlfriend Sami Miro during their nearly two-year relationship.