Zoë Saldana Walks the Dog with Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper, dog Charlotte, Gloria Cooper and Zoë Saldana


updated 11/26/2012 AT 5:00 PM ET

originally published 11/26/2012 AT 6:00 PM ET

For , spending Thanksgiving with beau family meant quality time with the other leading lady in his life: dog Charlotte.

On Thursday, the actress joined her The Words costar, his mother Gloria and the actor’s chow/retriever mix in Malibu, Calif., where the trio shared smiles and a stroll.

“She has to like my dogs,” The Hangover star told PEOPLE in 2009 of what he looks for in a potential girlfriend. “My dogs and I come in a package.”

Judging by Saldana’s beaming smile, it seems she may fit the bill.