TODAY | March 27, 2013
>>> we all know that our hoda woman has been longing to adopt a dog. tuesday after the show, we headed out.
>> we had help from our friends over at petfinder as well as paws chicago and a couple oregon groups. they conducted a special search to find me the perfect furry friend. take a look. s.
>> we are in central park in the heart of new york city . this is a life-changing day for me. i am going to choose my dog.
>> for a long time now she's wanted a dog.
>> i'm looking for a dog that likes to sleep. i kind of want a blobby dog. i don't want a runner.
>> she's not thought this through, though.
>> i am busting. i'm trying to think when --
>> she thinks she's thought it through, but as everything hoda, she has not thought it through.
>> kathie lee is going to walk each dog and i'm sure try to influence me in some way.
>> the most precious poodle mix. it's a boy. it's cinnamon.
>> he looks like you. you could be he mother. i'm breastfeeding. o. my god. this boy is reeves.
>> he's trained?
>> he's trained.
>> a definite bonus, because you're barely trained.
>> this is baker oh, he wants to go back to you, hoda. he loves me!
>> this is nutmeg. he is a shih tzu /beagle mix. we say [ bleep ], not [ bleep ]. is it a boy or girl ? you want to go home with hoodie? a lot of strange egyptian art , but you'll grow to love it.
>> c'mon, kevin . i'm just walkin' my dog singin' my song it's just me and my dog catching some sun
>> orla, she's 1-year-old terrier mix, and she's sweet.
>> i remember single one is a rescue. every dog has a story
>> wow, hoda, this is not a blobby one. scotland. all right. bye.
>> come here. come here. come here.
>> this is goldfish . hi.
>> he comes with his own bottle of wine.
>> oh, goldfish .
>> come here.
>> i think this will be an extremely tough decision.
>> if you're lucky, they'll be with you a long, long time. they'll be the best friend you've ever had, except for me.
>> okay. i'm talking about choosing my pooch.
>> oh, my gosh. so many amazing dogs. how did you make a choice, hoda woman?
>> i don't know. i realized when you know, you know, and along with paul, she's the founder of paws chicago .
>> an amazing foundation.
>> how are you?
>> she's right, you sort of know.
>> it was not a dog i thought i would select. honestly. knowing me, what kind of dog did you think would be the best for me?
>> i think for you, first of all, any of these dogs would succeed in your home, because you love animals. and dogs are so adaptable. it's amazing. you know, getting a good trainer, and a good dogwalker, because of a busy lifestyle, being prepared, when you bring them into the house, you're ready to go.
>> i have a dog walker , angela is here. i am prepared, thank god. so all of these dogs will be able to adopt them out minus the one i'm taking.
>> there's kevin . kevin was scared of the movie cameras. he's 1 years old havanese mix from the streets of chicago .
>> reeves is a 6-month-old male maltese. goldfish , 6 months old, 5 to 6 months, male cockapoo, ola was brought in. yari is a 3-year-old female.
>> she's the old lady of the group, but she's precious.
>> and bobbi sue is that 1-year-old female poodle.
>> a story about billy joe and bobbi sue.
>> she was full of fleas, so we had to shave her.
>> but she's a little embarrassed, but her coat will grow back in beautifully.
>> and cinnamon is an 8-week-old.
>> left his mommy.
>> who's next?
>> he knows his name.
>> baker, 10 weeks old. and scotland is 5 months old, female poodle/terrier mix.
>> i'm going down. ready? i'm so excited.
>> hi. hi. i hear you, kevin . i think it's goldfish . hi, goldfish .
>> so cute.
>> oh, my gosh, hoda. good choice. he's precious. he knows, he knows. goldfish . now, hoda, are you going to change his name?
>> yes, we're going to pick a name tomorrow. goldfish loves me.
>> i'm going to pick one.
>> are you? get in there.
>> to my friend karen, who is here with her little boy .
>> this is his mom karen, if things don't work out, he can come to my house.
>> we have eight to good. i want to thank a lot of people, the folks at petfinder, paws chicago , thanks, everybody. adopt these pup yes, sir.