updated 06/10/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 06/12/2011 AT 3:10 PM ET
Amanda Bynes experienced heartbreak in April when her 4-month-old teacup Pomeranian, Little Angel, died unexpectedly. And although she calls the experience “traumatic and devastating,” her new dog, Tiara, is keeping her spirits high.
“I already got a replacement pup, and she’s awesome,” Bynes recently told PEOPLE. “I’m such an animal lover, so it was such a tragic, awful thing when I lost Angel.”