02/28/2011 at 03:17 PM EST
Kristen Stewart says she's on her way to being a cat lady
, but her co-star Robert Pattinson is all about dogs. The Twilight
heartthrob has talked about his strong connection to his dog
, and has been photographed on the set of Water for Elephants
holding an adorable pooch
Pattinson recently took his love for canines to the next level–by rescuing a puppy from near-euthanization. "It's from a shelter and he was going to be put down," he told Scotland's Daily Record
last week. "I only got him two or three days ago and they only keep them for 10 days."
The still nameless puppy brings some relief to the always-working star. His hectic schedule brings a kind of loneliness that he says was part of the reason for adopting the dog, who is making his own adjustments to Pattinson's frenetic lifestyle.
"He's been freaked out. It's funny," Pattinson said. "I got a private plane here from Louisiana, where I was filming Twilight
, so he came out of the shelter and the next day he's on a private plane. A bit like Lady And The Tramp
."See more celebrities and their pets on PEOPLEPets.com:Photo: James Franco's Pre-Oscar 'Cat Nap' Spotted: Natalie Portman and Whiz Touch Down for Oscars!