Tattoo artist Dragon helped the singer and actress pay tribute to their sweet pup.The dog's untimely death has undoubtedly shaken the couple , who only had a little over a year with Waldo. While TODAY has not confirmed the dog's cause of death, there are reports that he was struck by a car in New York City.Jonas originally adopted Waldo's biological brother, Porky Basquiat, as a surprise for Turner back in September 2017, and added Waldo, a pup from the same litter, in April 2018.Jonas recently told TODAY that he and Turner decided to adopt Waldo after a trip to North Carolina to visit his parents’ restaurant. The pups have been an integral part of the family ever since.
“I think I knew they were definitely part of the family when my parents met them, and my mom’s buying them gifts and treats and hoping that she can babysit while I travel,” he told TODAY. While Porky is the wild child of the family, Jonas explained that Waldo had a tendency to be more "shy."
Parrots, according to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), are the nation’s fourth most popular pet; according to a 2012 survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 3.1 percent of U.S. households owned birds. Some parrots can scream as loud as an ambulance siren. These birds are beautiful, but they’re difficult to care for and require lots of space, so the HSUS doesn’t recommend keeping them as pets at all.
The siblings were also quite the world travelers.“They’ve gone all over the world,” Jonas continued. “They’ve gone internationally, they’ve got passports. They’re the bougiest dogs I’ve ever met.”Prior to Waldo's passing, Jonas had said living in New York with dogs was a unique, enjoyable experience.
“Taking care of these two dogs has been so amazing,” he said. “In New York, it’s great, too — there’s obviously a lot of dogs and amazing dog parks, so they love it. I love it. And it definitely feels like home when I’m done touring and I can go back and I see those two dogs — it makes me really happy. They definitely chill me out.”