updated 09/26/2013 AT 12:10 PM ET
•originally published 09/26/2013 AT 12:35 PM ET
Usually a guy is looking to earn the approval of his girlfriend’s parents, but for Amanda Seyfried, we bet scoring her pet’s okay is probably the more prudent route – and it seems Justin Long got the message.
On Wednesday, the actress posted a sunset photo of her dog, Australian shepherd Finn, snuggling a mystery man (though we have our guesses as to who it could be). In recent weeks, the Lovelace star and Long have been spotted on more doggy dates, leaving us to assume that Finn is as smitten with his mom’s new beau as she is.
“[He’s] someone separate from my industry life. I’ve known him since he was 16,” Seyfried revealed of her then-new man in the July issue of Elle, which hit newsstands about a month before she and Long went public. Though we’re unsure if Seyfried was referring to the actor, who previously dated Drew Barrymore, there’s one individual’s official comment we’re eager to read: Finn’s.