ZigZag/Splash News Online
02/21/2012 at 09:00 AM EST
How about some wee-tail therapy?
went looking for love Saturday when he stopped by an adoption event organized by Ace of Hearts
, an animal rescue group in Beverly Hills.
The newly single actor, sporting a beard and looking casual in loose pants and a flowing shirt, spent some time with fans but zeroed in on – what else? – the dogs.
Brand, like his ex Katy Perry
, is an animal lover
and already has a cat named Morrissey. He was perhaps looking to bring home a new pet and lingered over a group of adoptable dogs.
He broke out into a beaming smile, though, upon seeing a gray American Staffordshire terrier puppy from a rescued litter. Brand nuzzled with the dog and walked around with it in his arms, but eventually left empty-handed.