Kate Walsh says her Basenji mix Lucy fell in love with her husband, movie executive Alex Young, before she did.
“He met Lucy, and she immediately loved him, that’s one of the tests when you meet a guy,” says Walsh in an interview with People.
“He was like Dr. Doolittle,” recalls Walsh, who married Young on Sept. 1 after a whirlwind seven-month courtship. “He was on the couch with her, and she was on him.”
Walsh, formerly of “Grey’s Anatomy” and now starring on “Private Practice,” spoke at a temporary pet adoption center set up by Pedigree dog food in New York City as part of a nationwide campaign to increase awareness of pet adoption.
“It’s an issue that’s near and dear to my heart, it’s just heartbreaking,” Walsh says. “I want to take all of them. I want to have a dog ranch. They’re the best thing in the world, our best pals.”