updated 01/09/2013 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/09/2013 AT 3:30 PM ET
For newly single Zoë Saldana, it seems like dogs really are a woman’s best friend.
“She’s adorable and super smart,” Saldana Tweeted on Dec. 12 after bringing home the wiry-haired pup, whom a friend helped name.
While Cooper may no longer be apart of the star’s life, her decision to adopt Mugsy could have been influenced by the actor. In November, Saldana scored some bonding time with her then-boyfriend’s beloved chow/retriever mix Charlotte on a Thanksgiving day dog walk.