updated 04/12/2014 AT 11:30 AM ET
•originally published 04/11/2014 AT 4:45 PM ET
Yep, it’s puppy love!
“I’m madly in love,” Cohen told PEOPLE at the ASPCA’s 17th Annual Bergh Ball Gala in New York City Thursday night. “My assistant, on the way out tonight, was saying she’s never seen me with this look in my eye, and it’s true.”
Cohen is not the only famous face his dog is looking at these days. The Bravo star’s furry friend, Wacha – named after pitcher Michael Wacha of the St. Louis Cardinals, Cohen’s hometown team – has some celeb puppy pals of his own.
“He does walk with Kissy Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s dog,” Cohen said. “We share a dog walker.”
As for the pup’s demeanor? “He’s like his dad,” Cohen shared. “The dog trainer said that he’s mouthy and easily aroused I mean, it’s perfect.”
While Cohen rescued Wacha from New Jersey’s See Spot Rescued, the pup has also done his part to better the Real Housewives producer’s life, including joining him for workouts.
“I run with him at the beach, and it’s great,” said Cohen, who has recently dropped 10 lbs. “I’m just eating better and cleaner: more vegetables and less crap.”
Reporting by HAIWEN LU