Natalie Morales

Natalie's family welcomes their newest addition - Zara the dog!

Sep. 23, 2011 at 4:52 PM ET

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"Zara meets her new best friend, Josh. She loves him already!" Natalie tweeted.

Zara, the shelter dog who stole Natalie Morales' heart earlier this week on TODAY, is homeless no more.

Natalie and her family picked up the white and tan pup up at the North Shore Animal League America on Long Island Friday afternoon.

"To think she was rescued from a shelter in GA and about to be destroyed!" Natalie tweeted. Her son Josh has clearly found a loyal friend already. That's one lucky dog!

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"New family portrait with Zara!" Natalie tweeted.