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Hayden Panettiere to pay $4G in dog sitter suit

Actress Hayden Panettiere arrives at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California January 17, 2016.

Actress Hayden Panettiere arrives at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California January 17, 2016.  (Reuters)

Hayden Panettiere has settled a lawsuit from what may be the most expensive dog sitter ever.

Tia Brooks sued Panettiere, 26, in July for $8,500 in unpaid services for caring for two dogs that the “Nashville” starlet rescued on top of the nearly $120,000 Panettiere already paid her. Brooks alleges that she cared for the dogs for six years.

The suit claimed that Panettiere offered to pay Brooks $30 a day until the dogs found permanent homes. Panettiere’s attorney, Marty Singer, countered that Brooks charged the actress to care for the dogs even after Brooks gave the pooches away.

Panettiere and Brooks reached a quiet settlement this week, TMZ reports. Panettiere will pay Brooks $4,250 — half of what the sitter claims she was owed — to finally get herself out of the doghouse.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post's Page Six.

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