08/03/2012 at 04:00 PM EDT
If the way to Ryan Gosling's
heart is through his pet, then Eva Mendes
is certainly doing something right.
The actress and her beau's beloved mutt
were spotted happily strolling around Beverly Hills on Thursday, with George leading the way.
Mendes was first snapped on a solo stroll
with the pooch in January, while Gosling was out of the country filming. But with the actor stepping out in L.A.
earlier in the week, it seems she's now taken to walking George even when her boyfriend is around.
The actress herself is a proud pet mom to Belgian Malinois Hugo, who, like George, has logged some quality time
of his own with his owner's other-half. Could a doggy double-date be next?