The Daily Treat: Blake Shelton Meets His Doggy Namesake on Today
09/26/2013 AT 12:40 PM EDT
"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.