Courtesy Jeremy Piven; Inset:Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic
08/05/2011 at 05:20 PM EDT
Jeremy Piven has found a new role!
star's days as Ari Gold may be coming to a close, but he's managed to stay occupied with his "new best friend, Napoleon," whom he introduced on Twitter
"That's the exact dog that I want, but I'm only dog-sitting for the moment," he told PEOPLE at Wednesday's 11th Annual Harold Pump Foundation Gala in Los Angeles.
One of the duo's stops together was the beach
, where the caramel-colored French bulldog looked up from his frog toy with a goofy grin on his face.
"They're great," Piven said of pooches, "and they say that you take on the characteristics of your dog, so I probably should get something incredibly ... Wait, I can't go there because sarcasm doesn't print. I just edited myself."