07/20/2011 at 09:00 AM EDT
With sister Emily expecting a baby
, it seems Zooey Deschanel is ready to expand her family as well – with a new pet.
"I want a dog so much," the actress, who's married
to Death Cab for Cutie musician Ben Gibbard, said on the Late Late Show
But after host Craig Ferguson suggested a husky, Deschanel shot him down, saying, "I want something cute, to hang out with and hug."
Lucky for the brunette beauty, who grew up with a Wheaten terrier, Ferguson had another animal in mind – his own Jack Russell. Would Deschanel take him up on his offer? Check out the video to find out!