Miranda Cosgrove's Surprise Christmas Gift: A New Puppy!

Miranda Cosgrove’s Christmas was extra merry this year.

Just a few months after losing her beloved 14-year-old poodle Pearl, she was surprised with a new dog a few days before the big holiday.

“Most amazing surprise early Christmas gift #penny #inlove,” she Tweeted on Friday, with a photo of her new fluffy black and white pup named Penelope, or Penny for short.

Miranda Cosgrove: I Miss My Dog So Much

Miranda Cosgrove has felt the loss of her dog Pearl keenly.

“I never had anything die in my life before except a hamster,” the 19-year-old actress tells PEOPLE, sharing that the past two weeks since her 14-year-old poodle died of kidney failure have “definitely been hard.”

“She was a part of our family and because I was an only child, she was a really big part of my life,” Cosgrove says. “Every time I look back on a memory, she was there.”

Miranda Cosgrove's 14-Year-Old Poodle Dies

Miranda Cosgrove has lost an old friend.

The iCarly star’s beloved dog Pearl died this weekend. The toy poodle was 14 years old.

“My dog, Pearl, passed away today,” Cosgrove, 19, Tweeted Sunday. “She was there on my first day of kindergarten and my first day of college. I’ll love her forever.”

Miranda Cosgrove Is 'Excited' to Meet New People in College This Fall

Go Trojans!

Miranda Cosgrove, who just finished filming the sixth and final season of her hit Nickelodeon show iCarly, says she’s ready (and excited) to kick off her freshman year at University of Southern California this August.

“We’re finished with iCarly forever, which is kind of crazy,” says Cosgrove, 19, calling the final taping “emotional.”

Miranda Cosgrove's Mom Also Hurt in 'Life-Threatening' Bus Crash

Miranda Cosgrove escaped her tour bus crash Thursday morning with a broken ankle, but she wasn’t the only one injured in the “life-threatening” accident.

“Miranda’s mom was on the bus with her and got really beaten up by the crash,” a source close to the iCarly star tells PEOPLE. “She’s expected to fully recover, but it’s scary because the driver was hurt, too, and he’s in really bad shape.”

Miranda Cosgrove Breaks Ankle in Tour Bus Accident

Miranda Cosgrove was injured after her tour bus was involved in a car accident Thursday morning in Illinois.

The singer broke her ankle in the crash, which occurred on I-70 just outside of Vandalia, Ill., her rep tells PEOPLE.

“There were five passengers on the bus, and Miranda suffered a broken ankle,” the rep says. “At the time, we are told everyone will be fine.”

VIDEO: Miranda Cosgrove Dreams of Touring with Her Poodle

Miranda Cosgrove, the 18-year-old star of Nickelodeon’s iCarly, has had the same best friend for the past 12 years: her toy poodle, Pearl.

So when the actress and singer was about to embark on her first concert tour this summer, she debated whether to let her petite gray pup tag along. “I wanted to bring my dog on tour really badly, but she’s very old and I wasn’t sure if she would be able to handle touring life,” Cosgrove tells PEOPLE.

Miranda Cosgrove Reveals Heartbreak Over 'the One Who Got Away'

She’s only 17, but Miranda Cosgrove already knows heartbreak.

“I’ve only had one serious boyfriend, but we dated for three years,” the iCarly actress says in the March issue of Seventeen. “We broke up not that long ago. He’s the one guy I really, really liked. People say they have that one person they never forget – I feel like that. Even though we don’t talk too much anymore, he’ll be the one who got away.”

Miranda Cosgrove Wishes Shia LaBeouf Had Been Her New Year's Kiss

Shia LaBeouf has a way with the ladies – especially the young ones.

Just like Selena Gomez, 16, recently begged LaBeouf to be a guest boyfriend on her show, Miranda Cosgrove, 17, has declared her adoration for the 24-year-old Transformers actor.

Miranda Cosgrove Wants Her Driver's License – Now!

She’s a little behind schedule, but Miranda Cosgrove is ready for a set of hot wheels. There’s just one problem.

“I need my license!” the iCarly star, 17, told PEOPLE at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards. “My parents have been trying to get me to get my license. I have no idea why I don’t have it.”