updated 10/03/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/03/2011 AT 3:45 PM ET
Texas native Tara Harper has seen her share of ups and downs in her love life, but the Most Eligible Dallas star’s other passion, animal welfare, will always be steadfast – and even plays a big part in determining her romantic interests.
“If a man doesn’t love dogs and cats, then I cannot go out with him,” Harper says. “That’s a 100-percent must, and unfortunately, some of my relationships have ended because of my passion.”