It’s a sad day for the Disney Channel family. Kuma, the first dog to play Stan in Dog with a Blog, has sadly passed away. The cast of the fan-favorite Disney Channel show is taking to social media to share the unfortunate news and explain just how much Kuma meant to them. What some fans might not know is Kuma played Stan in Dog with a Blog for five episodes before being recast by a rescue dog named MickFrancesca Capaldi, who played the youngest sibling Chloe James in the show, posted an Instagram album full of photos of the pup – and her caption is pulling at our heartstrings.

“So sad to hear that Kuma passed away. He played Stan for the first 5 episodes of Dog with a Blog. He was an amazing dog with so much talent. RIP Kuma,” the 14-year-old actress wrote on Instagram. “Not to confuse you but [Mick] who played Stan in all the other episodes is still alive!”

Francesca’s on-screen big bro, Blake Michael (who played Tyler James in the show), also took to Instagram to express his sorrow.

“cant believe the rumors are true. RIP kuma who played Stan for our first 5 episodes of #dogwithablog he was 14 years old,” Blake wrote. “(Mick went on to play Stan for the rest of the 2 season of the show, but Kuma will be forever in our hearts).”

Mick, AKA Stan 2.0, also wrote some very sweets words on social media.

“Very sad to hear that Kuma has passed away, he was Stan for the first few episodes, and I hope he has all the move, care, toys & treats as he crosses the rainbow bridge, Rest In Pease,” read the Instagram caption on Mick’s post.

If one thing is for sure it’s that Kuma was certainly loved in the Disney Channel family.

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