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Hoda is FINALLY getting a puppy!

Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:06 PM ET

Hoda's been wanting a dog for so long now, it's hard to believe her dream is finally coming true. But she confirmed the news this morning: She's getting a furry new roommate in March!

A few weeks back, Hoda felt a love connection with Buffy, a North Shore Animal Shelter puppy. Alas, the pup had already been selected for adoption.

But it was for the best: since Hoda's about to go on a book tour, she wouldn't have been around very much to take care of a dog. So she's holding off for a month before committing to bringing one home.

Ever the voice of reason, KLG reminded Hoda that pets are a big responsibility, not just "a pair of jeans" that you put away whenever you feel like it.

"I have a dog walker already," sighed Hoda.

She's counting down the days until she meets her new best friend. (Sorry, Kathie Lee.)

Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY contributor who is considering adopting a pair of shelter jeans.


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