Credit: Naya Rivera on Instagram Photo: Naya Rivera Cuddles With Her Dog Lucy

As the saying goes, a dog is a man (or woman’s!) best friend, and clearly Naya Rivera (Santana) is taking that popular idiom to heart. The Glee actress has been put through the ringer in recent weeks, starting with last month’s news that her (now former) fiancé, rapper Big Sean, had called off their engagement. The exact cause of the split is unknown, though some reports stated that Sean cheated on Naya, while others indicated that he had had enough of her “controlling” ways.

Around the time of the split Naya sent out a tweet hinting that Big Sean had stolen her Rolex, and although that tweet has since been deleted it lead us to believe that the breakup was less than amicable. Still, Big Sean said in a statement that he was hoping to work things out with Naya, and just a few weeks ago she was spotted wearing a diamond necklace he had given her, which just so happened to match her enormous engagement ring.

We don’t know what, if anything, is next for the former pair, but one of Naya’s recent Instagram posts suggests there is no shortage of cuddles in her life these days. On May 21 the actress shared a sweet snapshot of her and her pup, Lucy, spending some quality time together. “Morning! From me and this little one,” she wrote with a puppy emoticon.

The pic shows Naya, clad in a long-sleeve white shirt, cuddling Lucy on her lap and kissing her head as she snaps the photo. Naya has minimal makeup on (if any) and her voluminous, honey-colored hair falls to her sides and around little Lucy’s sweet face. Too cute!

In addition to all of the relationship drama, Naya has also gone through a rough patch in her professional life. After reportedly feuding with Glee producers, Naya was written out of the show’s Season 5 finale. Earlier reports suggested that Naya’s beef was with co-star Lea Michele (Rachel), but Lea recently revealed that she wasn’t even at work on the day the alleged altercation took place.

But no matter what’s going on in her life, we’re glad Naya still has adorable Lucy to come home to every night! What do you think of Naya’s latest pic with the precious pup? Tell us your thoughts below!

Glee Season 6 is expected to debut in 2015.