updated 01/25/2010 AT 4:50 PM ET
•originally published 01/25/2010 AT 4:30 PM ET
There’s a new man in Miley Cyrus’s life! The Disney starlet was snapped toting a fluffy new pup through West Hollywood this weekend, and on Sunday, she took to her official blog to dish about her new dog, named Mate.
“It’s so great that Mate is a puppy so I can take him everywhere,” she wrote. “But it won’t be long until he’s his full size!” A 9-week-old shepherd puppy, Mate could grow up to 125 lbs., which Cyrus jokes will make it “a bit more difficult to fit him in my Prius.” The pup was a gift from Cyrus’s parents, who wanted her to have a German shepherd, just like dad Billy Ray’s pooch, Tex. The singer-actress is already mom to maltipoo Sophie.
Cyrus says Mate “woke [her] up with kisses” on Sunday, and spent time with Billy Ray and Tex before joining her on a shopping trip. Welcome to Hollywood, Mate!
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