updated 12/08/2011 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/08/2011 AT 4:30 PM ET
Katherine Heigl may have been the celebrity guest on The Tonight Show Tuesday, but it was the actress who walked away star-struck.
“How cute is that little dog?” she says in a backstage video where she cuddles the Chihuahua and chats with owner Connie Baldwin. “He’s so sweet!”
Earlier in the program, host Jay Leno enlisted Amadeus to raise funds for I Hate Balls, which seeks to lessen the population of shelter animals by encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their pets. For every billiard ball that Amadeus sunk in 30 seconds, The Tonight Show donated $500 to the cause, ultimately giving away $7,500.
“Huge thank you to Jay Leno and Amadeus for helping to raise much needed funds for the I Hate Balls campaign last night,” Heigl later Tweeted.
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