updated 11/18/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/18/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET
After her poodle died a few years ago, Mary Lynn Rajskub wasn’t looking to adopt another dog – until she laid eyes on Emmy.
“When Emmy and I met, I knew she was the dog for me,” the actress tells LIFE+DOG magazine of her now 5-year-old Cockapoo.
But the adoption process wasn’t all smooth sailing. Emmy had already gone home with someone by the time Rajskub decided to take her in, but then a little bit of luck helped her get her girl.