Mario Lopez Welcomes a French Bulldog!
"I am so excited to have [him] in my life," Lopez told PEOPLEPets.com in a statement. "After months on the hunt, I've realized that a French bulldog is the right dog for me."
Lopez started his search in mid-September, calling on celebrities, pet experts, animal shelters and PEOPLEPets.com for advice.
At the time, the 36-year-old actor told PEOPLEPets.com that he was looking for companionship in a pet. "Somebody I can come home to. Somebody I can go running with and travel with me," he said. "A buddy." Though the French bulldog isn't exactly known for its athletic prowess – the American Kennel Club says "their main role is that of lap warmer" – the small pooch will definitely be able to navigate the friendly skies (and roads) with ease.
Interestingly, it was none other than Oprah Winfrey who suggested Lopez select a French bulldog. "She called it," Lopez joked.
Tune into tonight's Extra at 7 p.m. ET (check local listings) to catch a glimpse of Julio. And check back here for exclusive video of the pup on set with Mario!
Look back at Lopez's journey on PEOPLEPets.com:
Sneak Peek: Mario Lopez Learns Dog Grooming from a Pro
Sneak Peek: Mario Lopez Takes His Puppy Hunt to a Shelter
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