*Zoë Saldana celebrated Christmas early with a tiny rescue puppy that she adopted just days before the holiday, reports People.

“Meet Mugsy!!! Rescued her last week – my best friend named her – ha! She’s adorable and super smart,” Saldana Tweeted Thursday, with a photo of the pooch sitting in the passenger’s seat of a car.

Perhaps spending timing with her boyfriend Bradley Cooper’s dog Charlotte is what persuaded the star of the upcoming Nina Simone biopic to adopt a furry friend of her own. Saldana spent Thanksgiving walking outdoors with the white chow/retriever mix, who is definitely one of the leading ladies in Cooper’s life.

“She has to like my dogs,” The Hangover star told People in 2009 of what he looks for in a potential girlfriend. “My dogs and I come in a package.”