Blake Shelton, meet Blake Shelton
It wasn't quite like the first time he laid eyes on singers Austin Jenckes or Holly Henry
on The Voice
, but another face-to-face meeting got Blake Shelton
fired up Wednesday: his official introduction to Hoda Kotb's dog, also named Blake Shelton, on Today
"I love him. I've seen so many pictures of him that I feel like I know him," the country singer told Kotb, as he snuggled with the pooch
in a chair beside her.
Kotb adopted the black and white cockapoo in March
after a segment on rescue dogs. A few days later, Shelton called into the morning show
and convinced Kotb – who has been open about having a celebrity crush on the singer – to name the dog after him.
A pet lover himself, Shelton said on the show he has "five or six" with wife Miranda Lambert
, who added to the brood
over the weekend when she brought home puppy Bellamy from a dog rescue in Florida.