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'He's Been Great for Me': George Lopez Loves His Rescue Dog

George Lopez met his Chihuahua while he was hosting the World Dog Awards in 2015

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    Actor and Show Host George Lopez attends "The World Dog Awards" at Barker Hangar on Jan. 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California.

    Comedian George Lopez says his rescue dog changed his life.

    Lopez, 55, met the 1-year-old Chihuahua while he was hosting the World Dog Awards, he told People Magazine. The pup, Owen, had been rescued by Wags and Walks and was looking for his forever home.

    "Owen had been turned over a few times," Lopez told People. "People had kind of looked at him and passed on him."

    The comedian described Owen as loving, affectionate and "a master at getting you to pet him."

    "This guy's all about people and all about connecting. I thought, 'Wow, what a special dog,'" he told People.

    He said Owen helps keep him active and enriches his life.

    "He's been great for me," Lopez told People. "This business closes you off, and a dog opens you up."

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